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Senior living is young at heart

Healthcare & Senior Housing

Remember when grandparents used to consider nursing homes some kind of punishment akin to abandonment? There’s a good chance that reference has seen the last of its days. The senior living industry is seeing a huge transformation from “hospital mentality” to “hospitality.” Or, as one expert put it, developers are putting the “living” in “senior living.” With the addition… Read More →

Boomers looking to downsize, but keep favorite amenities


The residential real estate market is about to go “boom.” According to AARP, for the next 18 years, Baby Boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day. That’s a lot of homeowners who may be thinking about unloading their large family homes. “It is often misleading to generalize for a whole… Read More →

Ladies fight: Women face higher risk for Alzheimer’s


Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is no longer considered another ailment of getting older, but rather an epidemic because of the staggering increase in Alzheimer’s diagnoses, particularly among women. Statistics show that one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease. With Baby Boomers aging, this number is estimated… Read More →

AZ's First Multi-Builder Community for Baby Boomers


DMB Associates announced today the four builders that will construct homes at Victory, Arizona’s first multi-builder community for people 55 years and better which will be located in the multi-generational community of Verrado. Only four homebuilders were selected among the interested top local and national homebuilders. The Phase One roster includes Lennar (NYSE: LEN), Maracay… Read More →

The changing role of nurses

by in Featured | Healthcare

They are the healthcare providers that will see 22 percent job growth – more than any other occupation – through 2018. They are the communicators. They bridge the gap in the medical industry. They are the part of the healthcare team that makes sure that the right patient is in the right place getting the right thing done. They… Read More →

Experience Matters’ Inaugural Encore Fellowship Class Graduates

by in Business News | Nonprofit

Experience Matters, an organization that connects baby boomers with nonprofit and social service organizations to improve the quality of life in Maricopa County, announces the graduation of the inaugural encore fellowship class.  The first class of encore fellows has completed their yearlong fellowship with their host nonprofit organizations. Encore fellowships represent a new life-stage in… Read More →

Experience Matters gets Grant from Virginia G. Piper

by in Business News

Experience Matters, an organization that connects baby boomers with nonprofit and social service organizations to improve the quality of life in Maricopa County, has received a $1.6 million grant over four years from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The grant allows Experience Matters to expand its infrastructure to offer more paid and unpaid opportunities to… Read More →

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Launches ‘Piper Trust Encore Prize’

Piper Charitable Trust

To recognize and build on the achievements of nonprofit and public sector organizations that engage the talent of people over 50 in “Encore” roles—Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is launching the Piper Trust Encore Prize. “Mature adults that either want to retire or retool, have something of great value—experience—and as such, organizations are learning to… Read More →

Together Again – Multigenerational Living

Two houses joined together with staples

Aging population, tough economy drive increase in multigenerational living There is a good chance that when grandma or grandpa came for holiday dinner, they didn’t have far to travel: likely from the next room. An aging population — the Alliance for Aging Research says 10,000 baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day —… Read More →

Podcast: Baby Boomers Redefining Traditional Retirement

Podcast: Baby Boomers Redefining Retirement
by in Economy | Podcasts | Real Estate

The baby boomers generation, comprised of about 90 million people, are beginning to head in retirement, but where are they headed? In this week’s edition of the AZ Business Magazine’s podcasts, we’ll take a look at not only where the baby boomers will take up residence, but also how this transition into retirement looks, as… Read More →

How National Healthcare Reform Could Define A Chronic Condition For Valley Construction

Healthcare Reform - AZRE Magazine November/December 2009
by in Architecture

Healthcare Reform – Healthy Choice? Healthcare reform has been a national hot button lately, and with it comes a focus on all related industries, such as healthcare design and construction. With the development of proposed plans, comes the scrutiny of every penny allocated, prompting a public perception that the cost of healthcare facilities drives up… Read More →

Baby Boomers Bust

Baby Boomer Bust
by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

Companies get ready as boomers start leaving the work force The catchy term many are using to describe the impending exodus of baby boomers from the work force sounds like the title of a science-fiction film: “The Brain Drain.” But there’s nothing fictional about it. The oldest baby boomers, a group that includes more than… Read More →