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Andy Smith

Andy Smith is a veteran journalist and copywriter. Andy writes about hospitality, retail, senior living and higher education topics for influence group.
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10 Innovators Share Predictions for Future of Senior Housing

Senior housing providers will be in big trouble if they continue to ignore market demands for better health and wellness offerings, smarter tech platforms, diverse cultural and culinary options, urban developments, and more. These are just a few...

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Taking Design Thinking from Cool Concept to Best Practice

Over the past few years, Apple, GE, Google, Samsung and many other Fortune 500 companies have adopted a Design Thinking approach to problem solving. Now taught at universities like MIT, Harvard and Stanford, it’s a practice that’s slowly being...

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To Attract Teens to Senior Living, Offer a Clear Career Path

Today’s youth are an altruistic bunch who actually want to help people. However, they prefer making their impact as community volunteers, not as employees in the senior living industry.

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3 Smarter Ways for Senior Living to Recruit & Retain

By applying ingenuity and reaching out to Millennials, working parents, teens and younger seniors looking for part-time employment, the senior living industry can jumpstart recruitment and stop the bleeding on its miserable retention rates,...

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The Future of Care Coordination in Senior Housing

Emphasizing the importance of data collection, PHRs and other recent advances, a quartet of senior living leaders agreed integrating technology and care coordination is leading to better services.

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Tomorrow’s Senior Living Needs to Offer Innovative Experiences

In a talk that offered fresh insights applicable to senior housing, futurist Brian Solis stressed the essential differences between ‘iteration’ (refining what works to make it work even better) and ‘innovation’ (developing something...

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