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Evergreen Fountains eyes addition of memory care

Evergreen Fountains LLC, a senior living complex in Spokane Valley that emphasizes its wellness programs and amenities, plans to expand its facility to accommodate residents that need more care, says developer and executive director Prokey company...

'Transition boomers' crave safer returns, analysis finds

Despite the stock market's recent strength, "transition boomers"—those ages 55 to 65 who are closing in on retirement—said resoundingly in a recent survey that they would protect their retirement savings with a guaranteed return rather a...

Abused elders are high hospitalization risk, study says

Older adults who are subject to elder abuse, neglect and exploitation face a greater risk of being hospitalized than other seniors, according to the results of a study published in a recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. "Elder abuse is with a...

Rockwood Retirement pitches bonds

Spokane United Methodist Homes, which operates Rockwood Retirement Communities, of Spokane, says it's seeking approval to issue $115 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to finance a planned expansion at its South Hill campus and to refinance debt a...

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Riverview taps active seniors

Riverview Retirement Community, in Spokane, drew nearly 100 woodworking fans to watch an expert's recent how-to sessions hosted inside of its newly built 2,100-square-foot wood shop, which is designed mostly for its residents to use.CEO Patrick...

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K&H at home with HUD-subsidized senior market

Spokane-based Kiemle & Hagood Co. oversees 10 senior apartment complexes in the Spokane area with a total of more than 800 residential units, with more to come on line this year, says Lorraine Brooks, the company's multifamily-housing & Hagood, a a...

Competing against co-workers for cash incentives

Do cash rewards for healthier habits work? Maybe, says a new study, if you add on one more condition—peer pressure.A growing number of companies are offering employees an opportunity to boost earning power at work via cash incentives to the...

Students mix career courses, traditional academic tracks

In the past three decades, U.S. students have begun blurring the lines between traditional academic studies and technical-education courses, says a new report by researchers at RTI International and MPR Associates Inc.The researchers found that...

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Meadowbrook helps clients tackle learning obstacles

Spokane-based Meadowbrook Educational Services Inc., which provides learning assessments and educational support to children and adults, has had recent successes in helping clients who struggle taking job-required tests, though they show at work to...

Citizenship, history education need strong emphasis

Confucius in ancient China and Plato in ancient Greece taught the importance of citizenship, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and citizen participation in the affairs of society. When the United States declared independence from England...

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