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What Senior Living Communities Will Look Like in 10 Years


Posted on February 28, 2014 by Katy Miller


Like most other industries, the trends among senior living communities are rapidly evolving. The future is bright for prospective retirees. Senior living communities will continue to fully embrace holistic wellness, eco-friendly solutions, technology and independence. As baby boomers slide into retirement age, the senior housing industry must accommodate a generation of retirees who are active and tech-savvy in an unprecedented way. In addition, people are living longer and want to approach the work and play of retirement in a whole new way. (more…)


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Why Active Aging is the New Norm Among Boomers


Posted on February 11, 2014 by Katy Miller


The term “retirement” will certainly take on a new meaning over the next couple of decades. Active aging is fast becoming the norm among baby boomers as they seek to continue living engaged and fulfilling lives, even as they age. Whereas past generations wanted to transition from a life of work to a life of leisure, today’s older adults look for a good balance of activity and rest. And they want to try new things, just as they have their whole lives. In short, they want retirement to be as active, engaging and enthralling as their pre-retirement lives. (more…)


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Senior Living Communities and Staying Connected


Posted on February 6, 2014 by Katy Miller


When an older adult is considering moving into a senior living community, we often hear that they are worried about giving up their independence. Understandably, they want the same amenities, freedom and access to technology they’ve always had. With this also comes the desire for a continued deep connection with their family. (more…)


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Journal on Active Aging

The Journal on Active Aging Features Atria


Posted on October 15, 2013 by Katy Miller


We were so honored that the Journal on Active Aging selected us for a feature in the September/October 2013 issue. The article, “Building a Team for Wellness,” addresses our approach to programming, which shifted from a typical activities program to one that inspires residents to maintain, or even increase, their independence. (more…)


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