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The Season for Inclusion

By Imani Gay | December 22, 2016

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…

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

By Imani Gay | October 10, 2016

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…

Social Media Use Has Physical, Mental Health Benefits for Seniors

By Imani Gay | September 28, 2016

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…

How MCL Residents and Associates Keep Connected

By Imani Gay | September 12, 2016

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…

Japanese City Takes Community Approach to Dealing With Dementia

By Imani Gay | September 1, 2016

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.…

Morrison Community Living Celebrates National Dance Day 2016

By Imani Gay | July 29, 2016

Saturday, July 30th marks National Dance Day. Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity. At Morrison Community Living, the well-being and health of our…

A Solution to Worker Shortages: Develop An Employer Brand

By Imani Gay | July 28, 2016

Business leaders across the globe – especially those in healthcare and senior services – are in search of the workplace trifecta: attracting, retaining and developing the right associates. With worker shortages topping the list of worries, having a strong employer brand has never been more important. Morrison Community Living Chairman Gene Dolloff recently sat down…

Associates Stay #EveryDaySafe for National Safety Month

By Imani Gay | July 6, 2016

At Morrison Community Living, safety is always top of mind for our residents, guests and associates. We are always looking for creative and engaging ways to promote safety among our associates. In honor of National Safety Month, we recently held our annual social media safety contest. We were excited to extend our safety contest to include…

Chefs Cook Up Some Fun in the Food Fight Finals 2016

By Imani Gay | July 5, 2016

We just wrapped up our third annual Food Fight Finals. This year, the bar was raised even higher as the competition extended to chefs from TouchPoint Support Services. With the support of business partners – Hormel, Rich’s, Kraft Heinz and Chef Works – the 2016 Food Fight drew dozens of nominations. Eventually, we narrowed down the participants to four…

Happy Father’s Day Message: Thank You!

By Imani Gay | June 19, 2016

This Father’s Day, we put together a fun video to say ‘Thank You’ for all of the special things our fathers do. Check it out and share it with your dad!  

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