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The Healing Power of Art and Music

What’s not to love about art and music? They are universal languages, and, when combined, their cumulative power to enhance cognitive function grows. They energize the senses, tap into faded memories, and invigorate the soul. These restorative qualities show why art and music will be an integral part of our programming for residents at Inspīr.

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Is Laughter Therapeutic? We Think So.

Humor is proven to have many benefits for people of all ages. It helps us get through challenges, cope with change, and lift our spirits. Simply said, humor promotes good health. That’s why it plays a key role in our approach to whole-person wellness at Inspīr. Laughter is one of Nine Core Elements woven into our integrated care plan. So, why is it so important? According to Caregiver.com, “Laughter establishes or restores a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection between two people.

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Movement and Mobility: Enhancing Senior Living

Our philosophy at Inspīr Carnegie Hill embraces enhanced wellness. As we develop our core of wellness experts, it is important for us to team up with companies and individuals that support this philosophy. Thus, enabling our residents to live more vital lives.

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Dr. Wendy Suzuki Boosts Brain Health with Exercise

Studies show that regular exercise offers a host of benefits to people of all ages. One benefit that speaks to Inspīr’s® philosophy of care is having the ability to exercise the brain to improve memory and thinking skills. To learn more about this topic, we welcomed New York University neuroscientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki to discuss her research and passion for brain health. Suzuki fell in love with studying the brain during her first semester of college when she took a class called The Brain and Its Potential. Taught by renowned neuroscientist Dr. Marian C.

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Elevated Interiors: English-Made, Hand-Crafted Furnishings

The Inspīr experience begins at our doorstep. Our residence, designed by masterful architects, was built specifically for living every moment to its fullest. The building draws from the energy and culture of the city around it. At the same time, it is inspired by nature, bright with sunlight in common areas and apartments, while employing garden spaces that blur the lines between indoors and out. It is no wonder that selecting and sourcing the most perfect furnishings was a main focus for the Inspīr team.
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The Comforts of Home

About a decade ago, Gregory D. Smith, president and CEO of Inspīr, began to think about creating a new choice for these seniors. In the first quarter of 2020, Smith’s vision will find expression in Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a 23-story Upper East Side building at 1802 Second Avenue designed to make residents feel nourished in body and soul.

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Meeting Inspīr’s Integrated Care Team: Dr. Caitlin Snow, Geriatric Psychiatrist

Introducing Dr. Caitlin Snow, geriatric psychiatrist and recent addition to Inspīr’s Integrated Care Team. Dr. Snow shares her background and contributions to Inspīr through our Integrated Care Team blog series. Get to know the medical professionals practicing within our Integrated Care Model (ICM)—those providing highly coordinated, data-driven, and outcome-focused care across providers, settings, and time.
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Inspῑr’s Dining Experience Focuses on Conversation, Belonging, and Comfort while Embracing Wellness

When I first spotted renderings of the dining rooms presently taking shape at Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a modern senior living residence that will soon debut on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I assumed that they were publicizing yet another highly anticipated celebrity-chef restaurant. From the stunning design to the tasteful décor, the dramatic spaces had all the features of a hip Tribeca hot spot.
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Meeting Inspīr’s Integrated Care Team: Dr. Alisa Kauffman, Geriatric House Call Dentist

Meet Dr. Alisa Kauffman, geriatric house call dentist and recent addition to Inspīr’s team, as she shares her background and introduction to Inspīr with our Integrated Care Team blog series. Get to know the medical professionals practicing within our Integrated Care Model (ICM)—those providing highly coordinated, data-driven, and outcome-focused care across providers, settings, and time.
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Q&A with Brian Geyser: Inspīr’s Revolutionary Approach to Whole-Person Wellness

Inspīr’s Integrated Care Model (ICM) is an interdisciplinary, team-based, person-centered approach to whole-person health and wellness. This approach provides highly coordinated, data-driven, and outcome-focused care across providers, settings, and time. Built on a philosophy of vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connections, the ICM synthesizes the expertise of medical professionals across multiple disciplines for the best possible outcomes for our residents.
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A Clinician’s Take on Tech: How Inspīr Is Innovating Senior Living

Brian Geyser, Chief Clinical Officer for Inspīr and VP Clinical Innovation & Population Health for Maplewood Senior Living, was recently interviewed by Tim Regan of SeniorHousingNews.com. They covered topics from Amazon Alexa, to the Inspir Alli tech suite, to virtual reality and emerging technologies. The big question: How might technology serve a purpose for whole person wellness?
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Nine Core Elements—How Care Happens at Inspīr, Part 4

Dive into part four of our Nine Core Elements blog series to gain insight on three of Inspīr’s Nine Core Elements: Brain Health, Nature, and Laughter. Built on a philosophy of vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connection, Inspīr’s Nine Core Elements deliver a transformative senior living experience that exceeds every dimension of senior care.
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Nine Core Elements—How Care Happens at Inspīr, Part 3

Take a look into part three of our Nine Core Elements blog series to gain insight on three of Inspīr’s Nine Core Elements: Art + Music, Belonging, and Family. Built on a philosophy of vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connection, Inspīr’s Nine Core Elements deliver a transformative senior living experience that exceeds every dimension of senior care.
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Nine Core Elements—How Care Happens at Inspīr, Part 2

Explore part two of our Nine Core Elements blog series and gain insight on three of Inspīr’s Nine Core Elements: Engagement, Purpose, and Movement + Mobility. Built on a philosophy of vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connection, Inspīr’s Nine Core Elements deliver a transformative senior living experience that exceeds every dimension of senior care.
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Nine Core Elements—How Care Happens at Inspīr, Part 1

Inspīr delivers a transformative senior living experience that exceeds every dimension of senior care. The residence was purposefully designed to promote health and wellness as well as harmony and connectedness for residents, families, and staff. It was also built on a philosophy of vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connection, which we bring to life through our Nine Core Elements.

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POLISHING THE SILVER

Shirley Freitag has her eye on a coat for next fall: a Norma Kamali sleeping bag model in a searing shade of red. “It’s the one that that fashion guy Talley is always wearing,” she said, referring to André Leon Talley, the high-visibility style world fixture. Ms. Freitag had stopped last week at the offices of Inspir, an upscale Upper East Side senior residence she hopes to move into once construction is finished later this year.

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Meet Greg Smith: The Man Behind Inspīr Carnegie Hill.

Though you are no doubt familiar with Inspīr Carnegie Hill and its many offerings, you may not be as familiar with the gentleman behind the project. CEO and President of Inspīr Greg Smith has spent his life creating optimal customer service experiences for his clients—learning what they want and working hard to deliver it.

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New York City Assisted Living Residence Leading the Way with Senior Tech

At Inspīr, one of the many ways we’re elevating the senior living experience is through innovation and technology. To learn more about how Inspīr plans to use technology to enhance the resident experience, we sat down with Brian Geyser, our Chief Clinical Officer, who leads our resident care, population health, and technology innovation efforts.

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ARCHITECTURE WITH A PURPOSE. HELPING SENIORS LIVE BETTER.

Our architectural firm, Handel, had never designed a senior living space before. So when Greg Smith from Maplewood Senior Living approached me about the Inspīr Carnegie Hill project, I was thrilled. Greg talked to us about his vision to shatter the mold of the average senior living communities out there. And I was hooked.

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INSPĪR CARNEGIE HILL TRANSFORMS SENIOR LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY

Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI) introduce a new concept in senior living with the debut of Inspīr Carnegie Hill, the first community to be launched under Maplewood's international brand. The new brand reflects the convergence of luxury residences, unparalleled hospitality, and world-class healthcare offered to seniors in urban markets.

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MAPLEWOOD TO BREAK GROUND ON MANHATTAN FACILITY

The Westport-based senior living company with 13 facilities in suburban areas will break ground Wednesday on its first urban development to be located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The $300 million project is expected to be completed by late spring or early summer in 2019.

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NEW LUXURY SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY BREAKS GROUND IN MANHATTAN REAL ESTATE

Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI), celebrated the groundbreaking of their highly anticipated, premier luxury senior living development, Inspīr | Manhattan, located at 1802 Second Avenue.

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