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Kirkland Village Strives to Make New Residents Feel at Home

By: Doug Atkinson
January 18th, 2018

When you make a major move in your life, whether it’s to a new part of the country, a new job, or even a new grocery store, there’s usually an adjustment period. You don’t know where to go and you might not have any friends at first. It can be the same for the move to a senior living community. That’s why the staff at Kirkland Village in Bethlehem, PA, put together a process to help new Independent Living residents adjust, and create a better sense of community between new residents and existing ones.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Starting Fresh

By: Steve Proctor
January 11th, 2018

At the end of the year, every business enterprise is faced with the challenge of closing its books. The normal process of getting the invoices from vendors into the accounting system is extended, and areas where expenses are incurred but not yet accounted for require accurate estimates and accruals. It is important that this process is done well, because the beginning of a new period of fiscal measurement requires a fresh start. Failure to begin with a clean slate will mean that in the next year a lot of precious time will be wasted on looking backward to explain variances caused by expenses incurred in an earlier time period when the focus and measurement of progress should be based on current activity. Holding on to leftover baggage from the past can distort the present and cripple the best intentions to move ahead.

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Coping With Guilt After Moving Your Senior Loved One

By: Doug Atkinson
January 4th, 2018

If you've recently decided to move your loved one to a personal care community you probably didn’t make the decision lightly, and it’s possible that you're struggling with guilt about the move. Whether the move to personal care or assisted living was forced by health concerns, or if it was made slowly with multiple family members weighing in, it’s still possible for you to feel a sense of guilt or remorse. And that’s normal.

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14 of the Best Apps for Seniors

By: Doug Atkinson
December 28th, 2017

In a recent blog post about the best technology for seniors, we said a smartphone is probably the number one piece of technology a senior can own. Smartphones can give seniors the ability to stay in contact with loved ones in a huge variety of ways, but the real reason to get a smartphone or tablet instead of a regular cell phone is the apps. With the right collection of apps, smartphones and tablets can promote major life improvements.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Leaving a Legacy

By: Steve Proctor
December 21st, 2017

Entire books are written about leaving a legacy behind when passing the mantle of leadership to a new generation of leaders. Some of these accounts are written by the individual leader in an effort to put a positive spin on history. From my perspective, the more accurate descriptions of a leader’s legacy are written by those he or she may have worked closely with after a bit of time has elapsed. The perspective of time reveals the lasting impact of their work. 

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How Visiting Your Senior Loved Ones Benefits Everyone

By: Doug Atkinson
December 14th, 2017

Like most people, seniors can feel happier and even younger when they’re with the people they love. Staying social, especially with family, can enrich their life and lead to a sharper mind and give a sense of belonging to combat social isolation and loneliness.

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