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Belmont Village Named one of the Best Workplaces for Aging Services

Belmont Village Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work®

Belmont Village Senior Living has earned a place on FORTUNE’S 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services list. The ranking was achieved after the consideration of more than 162,000 employee surveys from companies in the Aging Services industry, which includes senior housing and at home care. The surveys, conducted by global people analytics and consulting firm Great Place to Work®, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Belmont Village Senior Living is ranked 15th out of the top 50 senior care providers nationwide. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who do the best job of including all employees, from every role within the company, to provide a full range of perspectives. Continue reading “Belmont Village Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work®”


Happiness and Aging, Seeking Answers to What's Right About Getting Older

Happiness and Aging – Seeking Answers to What’s Right about Getting Older

UCSD’s Center for Healthy Aging resilience research centers on independent seniors

For more than a year, a major research study has been conducted by researchers at University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD), Center for Healthy Aging and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging to test the effectiveness of an intervention to enhance resilience in older adults. The study, entitled Positive Psychological Intervention to Enhance Resilience in Older Adults, is designed to promote resilience and well-being through three group sessions along with other activities such as a happiness journal, setting goals, and discussing perceptions of aging. High resilience has been shown to be a major determinant of well-being among seniors, and is associated with lower levels of depression, anxiety, and perceived stress, improved quality of life, greater happiness, better physical health, and increased longevity. Continue reading “Happiness and Aging – Seeking Answers to What’s Right about Getting Older”


Evidence-based dining programs will drive memory care move-ins

How Evidence-Based Dining Programs Will Drive Memory Care Move-Ins

Today’s senior living decision-maker — often the adult child of a potential resident — grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when television still fell into the category of “cutting-edge technology” and “making an informed decision” meant employing a mix of anecdotal evidence and national ranking systems.

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Veterans honored with photo gallery at Belmont Village
Award-winning chefs serve up culinary delights for Lakeway residents

Belmont Village Lakeway and its award-winning chef serve up unrivaled culinary delights for residents

The moniker “retirement home food” may send chills up and down the spines of most people, but Belmont Village Senior Living Lakeway isn’t your average grandparents’ retirement community and neither is its food.

At Belmont Village’s signature restaurant Josephine’s Kitchen, residents and their guests enjoy three delicious chef-prepared meals with more than 24 daily menu choices. Each dish is made from scratch, prepared daily on-site using only the freshest ingredients sourced from local vendors whenever possible. Each day, the menu also features three rotating specials: a fish of the day, a pasta of the day, and a chef’s special as well as rotating seasonal soups and desserts. Continue reading “Belmont Village Lakeway and its award-winning chef serve up unrivaled culinary delights for residents”


Belmont Village West University residents help women in need

Belmont Village West University residents help women in need

Around 20 name-brand purses went to the highest bidders at the Purses with a Purpose Charity Auction held Thursday, Aug. 23, at Belmont Village.

Some of the senior living community’s residents decided they wanted to help other people, so a group called the Belmont Helping Hands was formed, said Activity Program Coordinator Tonya Marina. She said eight residents saw the project through from start to finish, coming up with the idea to gather handbags for women facing transition in their lives and then fill them with things they would need like toothbrushes, deodorant and shampoo.

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Senior Housing News

6 Tips for Building a Data-Driven Memory Care Dining Program

Senior Housing News Discusses Belmont Village’s Innovative Dining

Without significant medical advances, the year 2050 will see the number of people with Alzheimer’s double from today’s level, reaching nearly 14 million. The total number of dementia patients across the globe could triple during that timeframe, hitting 152 million.

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Kelley Dawkins and her Grandmother

Kentucky Couple Rides Cross Country for Alzheimer’s Awareness

One local Kentucky couple, Bruce and Kelley Dawkins, is doing something few of us would even consider. They are riding their bicycles across the country.

They’re doing this for a special cause, to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Kelley’s grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease and now her mother who resides at Belmont Village St. Matthews in Lousiviille, KY, is in the late stages of it. Her symptoms became apparent soon after retirement, after working most of her life.  Continue reading “Kentucky Couple Rides Cross Country for Alzheimer’s Awareness”


Lincoln Park Community Update

Senior living community tops out in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood

Belmont Village Senior Living has topped out its seven-story senior living community at 700 W. Fullerton Avenue in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Contractor W.E. O’Neil completed the concrete structure with the final roof placement and joined with Belmont Village to thank the subcontractors who helped reach the milestone at a recent safety luncheon.

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