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See stories of Senior Star communities from around the nation.

Senior Star communities are alive with stories of seniors living life to the fullest. Explore the following stories to truly understand the joys of senior living, and Senior Star’s passion and dedication to bolstering the legacies of those we serve.


October 2018

  • Achieving Excellence Through Quality Service – Fortune Magazine – At Senior Star retirement communities, associates find purpose and meaning in caring for their customers as well as for one another—and they have fun along the way. It’s no wonder the company is #3 on Fortune’s list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. Read more in the November issue.

 

September 2018

  • Senior Star Makes Fortune’s Best Workplace for Aging Services List – Fortune – The elder care industry consists of various segments including senior housing and at-home care. To determine the first Best Workplaces in Aging Services list, Fortune research partner Great Place to Work, analyzed survey results from more than 162,000 employees working in both aspects of the industry. Read more….

  • Who Tops FORTUNE’s List Will Shock You – Senior Housing Forum – Senior Star Ranks Number Three on Fortune Magazine’s 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The highest scoring senior living provider flies under the radar so we wanted to trumpet it here – and learn from their best practices! Read more….

  • CEO Anja Rogers Shares Stories Two Stories that Capture Senior Star CultureMcKnight’s Senior Living – On the 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services list published by Fortune, Senior Star earned the top spot among operators described as senior living-dominant (independent living, assisted living and/or memory care). Here, Senior Star CEO Anja Rogers describes why she believes the organization is a Great Place to Work. Read more….

  • Senior Star Named Among Best Workplaces for Aging ServicesSenior Housing News – Senior Star is among the top 50 senior housing workplaces in the U.S., according to a new list focused on the aging services sector from Fortune magazine research partner Great Place to Work. Read more…

 

  • Operators on New Best Workplace List CelebratedMcKnight’s Senior Living – Senior Star, an Argentum member, earned the top spot among operators described by Fortune as senior living-dominant (independent living, assisted living and/or memory care). Eighty-eight percent of the 1,105 employees who completed a survey about the Tulsa, OK-based organization as part of Fortune’s selection process defined the workplace as great. Read more….

 


August 2018

  • Senior Star CEO, Anja Rogers, highlighted by Senior Housing News – Anja Rogers, who has been with the company since its inception 35 years ago, shares the underlying goals, passions and foundations of Senior Star culture. Read more….

  • Senior Star has become the first senior living community in the country to purchase and install BikeAround – McKnight’s Senior Living – A stationary, individually adjustable assistive bike that is paired with Google Street View is providing cognitive and physical benefits to residents. Read more….

 


July 2018

  • Woodland Terrace Unveils Newest Signature Program – KTUL News Channel 8 – Reporter Tyler Butler takes a spin down memory lane with Woodland Terrace resident using BikeAround.

June 2018

  • Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregiversMcKnight’s Senior Living – Anna Walters, Assistant Executive Director at Weber Place, writes a special column for McKnight’s Senior Living about the importance of supporting associates is just as important as providing support to the residents whom we serve. Read more…

  • Residents at local senior living community can travel the world without leaving the building – 13abc WTVG TV – “Senior Star at West Park Place is using technology to help residents stay active in mind and body. Residents can take a trip to just about anywhere in the world without leaving the building.” 

  • Burgundy Place Introduces BikeAround  – We invited KTUL News Channel 8 reporter Tyler Butler take a ‘spin’ on Senior Star’s BikeAround™, an innovative program developed in Sweden that combines the power of Google Street View with an specially-created ‘bicycle’ that helps older adults stay seniors active while keeping the mind sharp. Learn more about our newest Signature Program – BikeAround!


May 2018

  • Families face delicate balance as they care for aging parents – Toledo Blade – “Where senior citizens — who fought for their country, contributed to communities, and raised families — are living out the last years of their lives were choices that their adult children had to make as they transitioned into the role of caregiver for parents who used to do the same for them.” Read more…

April 2018

  • My Ability: And She DancedKWQC TV 6 News – A touching story about a resident at Senior Star at Elmore Place as she reconnects with her memory, family by using her own ability to dance.

  • Seniors Pedal Down Memory Lane During Virtual Bike Rides – USNews &  World Report – Residents at Senior Star at Dublin Retirement Village are experiencing the benefits of BikeAround, an innovative program that pairs low-impact exercise with cognitive engagement. Read more… 

 

  • Virtual bike ride takes seniors on a trip down memory lane – KHSB 41 – “A stationary bike paired with Google Street View is taking seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia on a virtual trip down memory lane at Wexford Place.”

 


January 2018

  • Senior Star Employees Take Flight KOTV News On 6 – Senior Star associates were treated to a flight aboard a vintage aircraft while in Tulsa attending the annual leadership conference.

  • Laughter Yoga in the Morning – Watch as local reporter, Erin Christy, experiences a live Laughter Yoga class at Burgundy Place. Program Director, Sonya Pratt, explains the many health benefits of laughter and takes you through a few of the fun and funny exercises that will make you smile, improve your mood, and so much more. Learn more about one of our most popular Signature Programs – Laughter Yoga.


December 2017

  • Las Colinas Village Gives Back – Las Colinas senior residents make kids’ lives more “bear-able” in tough times by donating teddy bears and stuffed animals to the Albuquerque Police Department.

 

  • Visiting Aging Relatives for the Holidays – KTUL News Channel 8 – As we visit relatives during the holidays, here are some tips for what to look for and how to respond if a older relative needs a little more help.
     

September 2017

  • Wexford Place Partners with Kansas State University to Introduce LEAP Program – KCTV CBS – Wexford Place helping to provide information about what we can do to prevent Alzheimer’s through diet, exercise and more.

August 2017

    • Senior Star Owners Focus on Funding to Find a Cure KTUL News Channel 8 – Senior Star owners, Bill & Bob Thomas, are passionate about doing their part to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Over the past 20 years, they’ve been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association, raising awareness and valuable funding.

    • Weekly activity introduces seniors to new flavors, food trends – Tulsa World“Once a week, the Country Kitchen at Burgundy Place is abuzz with hungry residents milling in for an afternoon surprise during Taste Test Tuesday. It’s a 3-year-old activity the senior community’s program director, Sonya Pratt, started as a way to introduce residents to new foods.” Read More…

May 2017

  • 86 Year Old “Tech Wizard” Teaches Modern Technology — Moses Cooper, age 86, revels in modern technology and enjoys helping fellow senior living residents use their iPads to stay connected. Watch his story, featured on 13abc …

November 2017

  • Why It’s a Good Idea to Give Aging Loved Ones Extra Attention This Holiday – Ron Keller, campus Executive Director, share some helpful tips for families during the holiday season. Watch to find out ways to help your aging loved ones.

 

  • Ceremony Recognizes Service of Dublin Veterans – The residents of Senior Star at Dublin Retirement Village were treated to a patriotic ceremony to thank them for their service. Many of the residents served in the armed forces. 

 


January 2017

  • Winter blues: ‘Hibernating’ seniors at high risk – Winter is often the prime time for people susceptible to seasonal affective disorder to display associated symptoms. Older persons suffering from the disorder can be at an even greater increased risk of mental and physical health complications. Ron Keller sharing tips for identifying symptoms and way for families to help aging loved ones. Read more…

September 2016

  • Simulation provides glimpse of dementia effects – Senior Star, has teamed up with P. K. Beville’s nonprofit group, Second Wind Dreams, to bring the Mobile Virtual Dementia Tour simulator to Columbus and other parts of Ohio. The van will tour central Ohio throughout the month of September, hosting groups and individuals interested in learning what it is like to live with dementia. Read more about the City of Dublin’s employee experiences in this article from The Columbus Dispatch.

April 2016

  • Murphy a popular resident at local retirement village – Murphy is one of the more popular residents at Dublin Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star.  Murphy, a 1-year-old Golden Retriever, has taken up residence at the retirement village that provides assisted living and memory care at 6480 Post Road. Read more in This Week Community News…

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