J. Alexander Mawhinney, NHA, FACHCE, MS (in Healthcare Administration), has spent most of the past 35 years developing and managing conventional “retirement communities” including independent, assisted living, dementia care, skilled nursing, and continuing care retirement communities.

Intentional Elder-Friendly Communities
For The Second Half Of Life

In an elder-friendly community, the physical design enhances both social contact and privacy. Private residences contain all the features of conventional homes AND are augmented by special features that support a person as they age in place. Residents also have access to common facilities. Specialty elder-friendly housing that combines special support systems embedded in a larger multigenerational community is the ideal...


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Not My Fatherís Retirement!

Back in the 1970s, U.S. automaker Oldsmobile coined a commercial slogan: ďItís not your fatherís Oldsmobile.Ē The goal was to convince the public that the product was a radical change from the previous generation of cars.†Instead of rehashing the same tired old institutional models of retirement living, why not launch a radical new model more in sync with a new generation of elders?

Winter 2012 Issue

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