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Back in the day, radio was the lifeline for Americans to receive news and information. Radio programming included everything from soap operas and quiz shows to fine drama, news and sports. You may even recall popular hosts like Walter Winchell, Kate Smith and Arthur Godfrey.

Today, "blogs" have become a similarly important source of information and entertainment. Here on Senior Resource Group's news blog you'll find news about our retirement communities nationwide (see links below). We update this page regularly, so please visit often.

August is Happiness Happens Month

2014-08-01

August is Happiness Happens Month

In celebration of “Happiness Happens Month” we encourage you to seek out the things that truly bring joy to into your life. At Senior Resource Group’s communities, thanks to our maintenance-free lifestyle, our residents have truly reinvented themselves and have discovered—or rediscovered—the activities that bring them the greatest satisfaction. Whether it’s the new found time to travel to ...
Maravilla Scottsdale Couple Reminisce About 60+ Years of Marriage

2014-07-29

Maravilla Scottsdale Couple Reminisce About 60+ Years of Marriage

Morry and Sue Himmel, residents at Maravilla Scottsdale, a luxury senior living community in Arizona, recently chronicled their love story—beginning with their first meeting as teenagers on the beach in Ontario, Canada.Now married for over six decades, the couple is just as much in love as they were as high school sweethearts. The Himmels were interviewed by Jewish News, a weekly publication wh...
Hawthorn Court Hosts Special Screening of “14 Days With Alzheimer’s”

2014-07-29

Hawthorn Court Hosts Special Screening of “14 Days With Alzheimer’s”

SRG’s senior living communities strive to be good neighbors. For example, Hawthorn Court at Ahwatukee in Phoenix, Ariz., has an ongoing partnership with the Pecos Senior Center. The memory care community recently collaborated with the center for a special showing of the documentary, “14 Days With Alzheimer’s”. Based on the memoir, “As Nora Jo Fades Away”, the film reveals an intimate look ...
Residents, Staff & Family Members Display Talents During NorthWest Place Art Show

2014-07-24

Residents, Staff & Family Members Display Talents During NorthWest Place Art Show

At Senior Resource Group, our SynRGy program is designed to create meaningful day-to-day experiences for residents and staff and encourage real connections. Today, our NorthWest Place community in Portland, Ore., is hosting an art show featuring the works of residents, staff and family members. Executive Chef Jeff Schlappi has created sumptuous appetizers for guests to enjoy as they tour t...
Amber Lights’ “Super Grandma” Joins Family for 5K Run/Walk

2014-07-21

Amber Lights’ “Super Grandma” Joins Family for 5K Run/Walk

Who says a superhero needs a cape? Sometimes, they just need a good pair of walking shoes! At Amber Lights in Tucson, Ariz., “Super Grandma” is the talk of the community. Mrs. Gerry “Super Grandma” Sanner recently joined her family in Yarnell, Ariz., for the 1st annual Yarnell Fire District Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk. Mrs. Sanner neared the finish line with the crowd going wild and cheering ...
Summer in Full Swing at Peninsula Del Rey

2014-07-16

Summer in Full Swing at Peninsula Del Rey

At Peninsula Del Rey in Daly City, Calif., summer is in full swing! Today, the community is hosting spectacular Summer Carnival. From carnival delicacies such as corn dogs, funnel cakes and candy apples to games and prizes, the event promises to put residents in a festive mood. The summer fun will continue tomorrow when residents take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a Camp Fire Sing...
Aid & Attendance Program Offers Benefits to Nation’s Seniors

2014-07-15

Aid & Attendance Program Offers Benefits to Nation’s Seniors

One of the lesser-known benefits for U.S. veterans is the Aid and Attendance program. In 2011 for example, there were more than 1.7 surviving World War II veterans in need of caregiving assistance yet only 28,076 were granted the benefit. Aid and Attendance is designed to help veterans—and their surviving spouses—who need assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing and meal p...
SpringRidge Court Residents Make Donation to The Dougy Center

2014-07-14

SpringRidge Court Residents Make Donation to The Dougy Center

With each knot, residents at SpringRidge Court thought of the child who would receive the hand-tied blanket they were creating. The group of crafters gathered each week to complete the blankets which were then donated to The Dougy Center, an organization that provides support for children, teens and young adults grieving the death of a loved one.“Residents receiving supportive assisted living c...
Drum Circles Grow in Popularity Among Seniors

2014-07-10

Drum Circles Grow in Popularity Among Seniors

Have you heard of a drumming circle? Although drums are among the earth's oldest musical instruments, drumming circles are just now gaining popularity, especially among seniors. At our Village at NorthRidge community in California, a monthly Healthy Rhythm Drum Circle enables participants to find their own personal rhythm and expression. Drum Circles have several documented health benefits as w...
SRG Residents Embody Community Spirit

2014-07-08

SRG Residents Embody Community Spirit

At SRG, our residents truly embody the spirit of our communities. They continue to lead vibrant lives and take an active role in helping to develop each community’s daily calendar of events and programs. At Maravilla in Santa Barbara, Calif., for example, the new Renaissance Glee Club is resident-run and members perform various madrigals and English ditties. At The Carlisle in Southwest Florida...