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For many older adults, retirement is only the beginning. While people may look forward to all the free time that retirement offers, many seniors are finding that they’ve become too accustomed to the work hard, play hard lifestyle after decades in the workforce.

So, it’s no surprise that a growing number of seniors are spending their “retirement” working encore careers. Whether freelancing, starting a business, volunteering or heading back into the office, this month’s roundup takes a deeper look at Baby Boomers’ desire to remain a part of the workforce, even after leaving it.

Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit: Voice-activated technology and smart home devices are on the rise. In fact, Gartner Research predicts the typical home could contain more than 500 smart devices by 2022. With them come a myriad of applications to aid older adults in remaining independent — and opportunities for senior housing, too. How can active adult 55+ communities and senior living communities capitalize on the growing smart home trend?

In 2013, we blogged about smartphone and tablet usage in the United States by age and gender. In those five years, a lot has changed: A mobile-first focus for websites, better information access, new social media apps, enhanced online shopping and more. Here's an updated look at the current landscape of mobile device ownership and usage, especially among older adults.…

February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t packed with engaging content and thought starters from the senior living industry. Catch up on the latest news stories from the past month, ranging from one developer’s new approach to the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) concept to a journalist’s wake-up call to the younger generations.

My brother finally gave in and joined the social media world this week when he unveiled his Facebook profile. For years, people would ask him what he was waiting for, and his response was always "not EVERYONE is social." According to Pew Research, while not everyone embraces social media platforms, the number of those who avoid them is shrinking. In…

A new year means new trends will inevitably shape the senior living industry over the next several months. In recent years, we’ve seen holistic approaches to wellness, increased home customization, open-layout design and an emphasis on lifestyle and amenities become mainstays in the senior living industry. So, what’s in store for 2018? Find out what industry experts believe will be the top five trends in 55+ living this year.

Happy Monday and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Whether you're at home watching the highlights from last night's crazy playoff game between the Vikings and Saints, or in the office like we are, take a few minutes to catch up on the most engaging marketing content from the past week.

This week, we'll take a look at an article published on US News & World Report that reveals the results of a recent cost of care survey. We'll also find out the number one way in which senior living communities can increase engagement among residents in an article by Senior Housing News.