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National Safety Month: Safety Talk

National Safety Month is here and we decided to get the inside scoop from our very own Safety Manager, Kyle Tassone. Since his arrival a year ago, he’s put his own spin on safety as the company’s first Corporate Safety Manager. He’s helped to create an engaging safety environment for associates and is excited about the future of Morrison. We caught up with him to discuss the role safety plays for our associates, residents and [...]

June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Season for Inclusion

The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate diversity and inclusion. We at Morrison Community Living value diversity and want to create a workplace where all employees feel welcomed and valued. And we’re pleased to see how our teams are engaging one another. On our annual associate survey, we saw an 11 percent increase in diversity and awareness. We believe in the power of ongoing programming to encourage collaboration and learning, two things we [...]

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Residents Get a Taste of 12 Cultures Through “A Meal In The Life”

Serving more than 350 senior living communities across the country, we offer an annual themed dining program to create culinary experiences for residents. Our 2015-16 fiscal year dining program, A Meal In The Life (AMITL), took residents on a year-long journey visiting 12 different cultures. From authentic cuisines to songs, dances and customs, AMITL celebrated diversity and the backgrounds of many of our residents and associates. "The majority of our residents enjoyed the different menus and [...]

October 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Social Media Use Has Physical, Mental Health Benefits for Seniors

Use of email, instant messaging and social media can result in less loneliness and fewer chronic illnesses and symptoms of depression for older adults, according to new research published online by the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. And, Michigan State University researcher William Chopik, Ph.D., and his coauthors found, seniors like networking in such ways. More than 95% of participants in their study (average age: 68) said they were either “somewhat” or “very” satisfied [...]

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

How MCL Residents and Associates Keep Connected

A common misconception about seniors is that they don't use technology nor have a willingness to want to learn. However, today's seniors are well traveled, well informed and well connected. With National Assisted Living Week upon us, we sat down with our Senior Director of Technology, Karen Taylor, to explore this year's theme "Keep Connected." MCL: What are your job duties and responsibilities as the Senior Director of Technology? KT: I manage the technology strategy for Morrison Community Living, working with [...]

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Japanese City Takes Community Approach to Dealing With Dementia

Early mornings are routine for 69-year-old Hiroyuki Yamamoto. He's typically at a busy intersection in the city of Matsudo, near Tokyo, where he volunteers as a school crossing guard. But one rainy morning a little over a year ago, an old woman caught his attention. She was pushing a bicycle. She was kind of disheveled. Despite the rain, she didn't have an umbrella. When Yamamoto spoke to the woman, she said she was trying to [...]

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments