American Senior Communities

Music Therapy for Seniors

You don’t have to be a professionally-trained musician to appreciate the feeling you get when you hear your favorite song. Music has the ability to take us back in time, to evoke memories and feelings from the past. Hearing a tune you love can offer comfort and cheer during times of sadness, and can even […]


The Evolution of Assisted Living

Although it may seem like the term “assisted living” has been around forever, it’s actually a relatively new concept. And today’s senior living facilities are a far cry from the institutionalized setting that comes to mind when we think of the phrase “nursing home”. During the 1970s, it became evident that a change in the […]


Pets and the Elderly

People of all ages benefit from owning a pet. Seeing that furry face come to greet you at the front door after a long day gives one a feeling of being important and needed. Simply having a pet sit next to you as you watch television or read a book offers a calming, comforting effect. […]