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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 11/16/2022


For Steve Gurney Founder of the Positive Aging Community it was in his early 40s. During a year-long project, Steve moved into five different senior living communities to get the full experience. Steve will share firsthand insight and advice about what to look for when searching for a senior living community. 

Presented by Charter Senior Living with nearly 50 communities nationwide!

Questions Asked:

  • Did any of your feedback to these residences change the way it operated, or at least give them food for thought to effect a change?
  • People I know say they don't want to move in "with a bunch of old people" even though they are old themselves. Comments?
  • Employee retention/turnover?
  • Staff/resident ratio?
  • 'All good marriages end in death'
  • Go to Park City, Utah. No car needed; free buses go everywhere!

Chat Transcript:

18:05:51     From  Pam Phillips   to   Hosts and panelists : Steve, thank you for your passion...

18:17:25     From  Sheldon Gersten : volume is very low and no CC

18:19:49     From  Carol Silverman : Can you get rid of the gray boxes?

18:34:05     From  Glenna Crooks : This is awesome!

18:37:18     From  Barbara Rosenfeld : Love that way of looking at it.  I can't wait to go to college again!

18:37:34     From  Ronald Barbagallo   to   Hosts and panelists : Non-profit management vs. for-profit?

18:38:05     From  Angela Baker : Great presentation! Thank you Steve.

18:38:20     From  Martha Wolf   to   Hosts and panelists : Great presentation!

18:39:16     From  Gayle Smoot   to   Hosts and panelists : How did they pay to live at the senior living.  Did they sell their homes?

18:39:20     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : This is awesome!! Do you have a PowerPoint of this webinar?

18:39:32     From  Laurie Pross : It strikes me how often those of us in the aging field have been touched by our grandparents.

18:39:38     From  Nancy Karp : how does a true introvert adjust to a group living situation.

18:41:39     From  Susan Albert   to   Hosts and panelists : We want to move into a CCRC, but my husband's Parkinsons precludes a lifecare contract- it has to be fee for service. Is fee for service something we should definitely avoid?

18:42:55     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : I missed the beginning of this so I apologize. We have experience with a younger resident on workman’s compensation and he loved it!! His 5 yr old son was to visit and of course the residents went crazy. He embraced this experience and walked out of our community!

18:43:01     From  Nancy Karp : . so grateful to hear this new way of adjusting to senior living. I need

18:43:05     From  David Fetting   to   Hosts and panelists : I came an half hour late.  I'm sorry!  At the end, would you be able to provide an email address, so I can find another date?

18:43:23     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Just got done work but hope to see the beginning of this presentation later

18:43:30     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : Resident engagement has bloomed big time in senior living!!

18:44:37     From  Martha Wolf   to   Hosts and panelists : I am fortunate to live as a snow bird in FL in a CCRC and it is a great experience.

18:46:14     From  Mary Ann Anderson : Steve, your very positive and it is great to hear your experience. Was there anything you didn't like?

19:00:08     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : steve@proaging.com

19:01:15     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : Preparing to being alone without your partner is so prudent. It’s a tough conversation but it needs to happen.

19:02:04     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : Residents need to plan your activities! They live there!!

19:04:22     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : Here in Florida with the Hurricane that just occurred, many residents/ family’s are somewhat “forced “ to make this decision but we have found that they are thankful in a wired sense because now they are truly living their life.

19:06:31     From  Kitty Janney : Thank you so much Steve for a great presentation!!!

19:07:07     From  Rayna Godin : Thank you so much!

19:07:09     From  Russ Conrad : Thank you so much, this was great!

19:07:24     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you thank you! This was great!!!!!

19:08:05     From  Angela Baker : Agreed! Very interesting and helpful.

19:08:33     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : So so true!!

19:08:39     From  Irene Rutter   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you so much for terrific questions to ask a possible Center to join.

19:09:04     From  Frances Gray   to   Hosts and panelists : They want to come back to their “home” where they are comfortable

19:10:12     From  Kate Lenz : Thank you! Great information and can't wait to share with our team!

19:10:51     From  Emily Birchall   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you!!

19:11:23     From  Janel Lockner : Thank you!!!

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