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US : Sunrise Commends Nurses for Contributions to

US : Sunrise Commends Nurses for Contributions to

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. ;the nation’s largest provider of senior-living services is celebrating the daily accomplishments of nurses who serve Sunrise residents and customers. Sunrise employs more than 3000 nurses who coordinate and deliver quality senior health care in its senior-living communities and through its home-based provider, Sunrise At Home Assisted Living. “Nurses play an important role throughout our organization, focusing[Read More…]

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K. Hovnanian’s(R) Four Seasons Active Adult Communities

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Seniors Housing Council honored the best in the senior housing industry during the 2005 Best of Seniors Housing Awards ceremony held Jan. 13 at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, FL. Awards were judged by a 14-member panel that took into consideration how each project reflected the growing demands of an expanding Active[Read More…]

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Boomers sure to keep housing booming

For those who want an inside glimpse into the future of U.S. housing, there’s only one thing to remember: baby boomers. With their characteristic defiance toward old age and enviable disposable income, retiring baby boomers want to stay “active,” said Richard Dugas, president and CEO of Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s largest builders of adult housing communities targeted at[Read More…]

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Senior market : home safety

Throughout their lives, baby boomers have dominated the marketplace. The generation of 78 million consumers born from 1946 to 1964 once made hula hoops a hit. As teens, boomers bought cheap stereos and compact cars. In middle age, they snapped up camcorders, computers and mutual funds.   The home is the biggest area of research and product development. Homes have[Read More…]

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New Zealand : Strategy needed for housing older people

New Zealand needs a strategy to house its growing population of older people, say researchers from Victoria University’s New Zealand Institute for Research on Ageing (NZiRA) and Business and Economic Research Ltd (BERL). Associate Professor Judith Davey, Director of NZiRA, says the housing needs of older people cannot be separated from their care and support. The research was carried out[Read More…]

AUSTRALIA: New retirement village the way of the future

The launch of a new, privately-developed retirement village in Netley, South Australia, highlighted the evolving nature of Australia’s aged care system, the Federal Minister for Ageing, Julie Bishop, said today. Unveiling a commemorative plaque at the site of the Netley Grove Retirement Village, Ms Bishop said the development demonstrated older Australians’ desire for greater choice in their retirement years. “Australia’s[Read More…]

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The Housing Choice for the Future

Jane Hampton, president and senior designer of Accessibility Design in St. Louis Park, describes Universal Design as a “renaissance field.” Originally used to describe a home designed to grow old with its owners, it has become a popular term among designers. As baby boomers’ age, they’re going to force technology to keep pace with them,” Hampton stated. “They’re used to[Read More…]

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Retirement villages boom

The growth of retirement villages will allow more older people to stay independent, it was claimed today.Age Action said that many older people were attracted to the prospect of living in a secure community with access to 24-hour medical facilities.“The idea of moving out of a large house into something smaller allows you to remain independent. “You’re still in control[Read More…]

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Some Aging Baby Boomers Buying Larger Homes Instead of Retirement Condos

According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, a fast-growing segment of the 55-and-older housing market consists of big single-family homes, rather than condo or townhouse developments aimed at those wanting to downsize the size of their homes. Rather than decreasing their space, many retiring boomers may be looking only to decrease hassles, such as home maintenance, landscaping and[Read More…]

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Sunrise Senior Living to Develop Condominiums

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of senior-living services, received approval from the Dallas City Council to develop a condominium project for people aged 60 and over at 3511 North Hall Street. This luxury residence designed for seniors is expected to be complete. “Seniors today are seeking ways to build equity in real estate, but shed the burdens[Read More…]

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