Posts in category "Livable Communities"

LGBT Affordable Senior Housing Comes to Chicago

With Friday’s dedication of the Town Hall Apartments, Chicago joined the ranks of five other American cities where LGBT older adults can find housing that is both affordable and welcoming.   Jointly developed by Heartland Alliance Housing and the Center on Halsted, Town Hall Apartments represents a unique partnership between a community housing development organization and the Midwest’s... Read more »

Striking Residential Design for Boomers

During the recent Memorial Day weekend, while shmying (a Yiddish word for window shopping) around in one of my favorite stores in Michigan’s Harbor Country, a friend drew my attention to one of many handsome design books prominently displayed on a coffee table in a living room vignette.  He knew I would find the title... Read more »

Illinois Ranks 23rd on AARP Scoreboard

As the Illinois budget battles get underway, I am republishing a post covering the current status of long term care services and supports in Illinois, which I first published on October 30, 2011. I’ll return next week with a fresh post. We’ve come a long way….but still have far to go… Last month, AARP’s Public Policy Institute published a... Read more »

Med Cottage: Taking Care of Older Adults in Your Own Backyard!

I’m honored to offer a guest blog written by Marla Levie Craven BSW, MA.  Marla is President and Founder of Focus on Aging, and has successfully been providing marketing consulting, social media and recruiting services to the elder care market and to other service-related professions in the Chicago area for over 20 years. Marla published... Read more »

Aging in Place: Creating the Reality

State and Local Governments Have a Powerful Role to Play Earlier this month a research report co-authored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the AARP Public Policy Institute compiled real-world examples of how public policy and programs can foster aging in place. The report “Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability, Policies... Read more »
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    Bruce Lederman has over 25 years experience in the senior care field as a direct care provider and thought leader. Bruce was CEO and president of his own firm that operated skilled nursing facilities in Illinois. He is a former nursing home administrator and has consulted to numerous elder care providers on planning for strategic growth as well as process improvement. Recently he served as board chair of CJE SeniorLife, a leading non-profit elder care provider in the Chicago area. Bruce is currently employed as chief strategy officer for a company providing skilled nursing services in communities throughout Illinois and Missouri.

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