Aged care compounds becoming soft crime targets

crimeHOUSTON: Retirement communities and skilled nursing homes imply a level of elevated safety in their commercial pitch to prospective customers.

But evidence is mounting that age-apartheid compounds are increasingly becoming soft crime targets and the care sector is trashing its reputation by doing nothing to effectively Read More »

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Brain training ‘can help prevent dementia’

o-brain-training-games-facebook150BOSTON: Computer-based brain training can improve memory and mood in older adults but is no longer effective once a person has dementia, according to new research.

Brain training is a treatment for enhancing memory and thinking skills by practising mentally challenging computer-based exercises, which are Read More »

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Seniors housing developers compete for Global Award


The seventh entry for the seniors housing Global Awards 2017 has been received.

There’s a Kiwi connection to London’s new 108 million-pound ($184m) Battersea Place retirement community.

The project, officially known as Battersea Place LifeCare Residences, has been developed by Guernsey-registered LifeCare Residences International, founded Read More »

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Plan to combine mixed-income housing and libraries takes shape

s3MIAMI: A developer is evaluating a plan to integrate central business district rental housing with a public library. The developer is currently in the USA.

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and the Chicago Public Library (CPL) have announced their intention to build three new mixed-income Read More »

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