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Care in a New Way with Oceana Memory Care

Oceana Memory Care at Inspīr offers you a new way to care for your loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s. It provides exceptional care and life enrichment opportunities for them, along with expert guidance and support for you. Our evidence-based approach to memory care is integrative, intentional, interdisciplinary, intimate, and individualized. It includes personalized, wellness-focused lifestyle programming, customized care plans, and a highly trained staff—all in a therapeutic and secure setting. This assures that our residents get the most out of every moment, every day.

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Inspīr Ensures Five-Star Service with Forbes Travel Guide

Every aspect of the experience at Inspīr was intentionally designed to inspire residents to live life, live it well, and experience everything that is possible. By seamlessly incorporating luxury accommodations, exceptional hospitality, cutting-edge technology, innovative wellness programs, and world-class care, we have created a truly unique and transformative senior living experience.  

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Inspīr Adds to Their World-Class Healthcare Team

At Inspīr Carnegie Hill, we have created an environment that truly nurtures whole-person wellness. From the masterful design of the residence to the immersive experiences, innovative programming, and world-class care, every decision has been driven by a philosophy of vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connection.

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Elevated Interiors and Outdoor Green Spaces

Exquisite Finishes, Contemporary Art, and Model Apartments

As our residence nears completion, the exquisite finishes and design elements that have been incorporated into the overall design are shining through. Being located in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood, the design approach to the interiors had to provide Inspīr residents with meaningful connections not only to nature and the outdoors, but also to the city and the community within.

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Molly Fisher Brings Passion and Experience to Programming at Inspīr

At Inspīr Carnegie Hill, our philosophy of vibrant, intentional living echoes loudly throughout all of our program offerings. Whether it’s art and music, movement and mobility, or taking time to laugh, life at Inspīr Carnegie Hill keeps our residents engaged, and keeps them vital.

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Inspīr Carnegie Hill & Forbes Travel Guide Establish Exclusive Partnership In Senior Living

Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a new luxury senior residence located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and Forbes Travel Guide ("FTG"), the world-renowned authority in genuine Five-Star service, today announced a strategic

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Inside Inspīr’s Kitchen

At Inspīr, nutrition plays a vital role in the overall health of our residents. Meals are an integral part of everyday living, created to spark the senses and rekindle memories. Chef Giovanni Maffei brings his world-inspired cuisine to both 1802, our fine dining restaurant, and Onyx, our bistro-style venue on the 17th floor.

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The Power of Journaling during a Crisis

As self-isolation protocols continue across the nation, especially in senior living communities, it can be hard to stay positive. Many seniors have spent months away from their families, friends, and grandchildren while doing their part to stay safe. This sense of isolation can be difficult to cope with and can have lasting effects on our well-being. It’s crucial for seniors to find ways to cope with the emotional stress of being both lonely and isolated from others.

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The Stress-Reducing Benefits of Aromatherapy

As we continue to face uncertain times across our nation, many people are looking for ways to cope with stress and anxiety and reduce their side effects. Long-term stress can have a number of negative effects on the body, both physically and mentally. In fact, according to The Mayo Clinic, long-term stress can lead to anxiety, irritability, anger, headaches, sleeping problems, digestive issues and chest pain.

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Dementia Caregiving during COVID-19

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, nursing homes across the nation have put policies in place to protect their residents and staff members. As residents in nursing homes and senior living communities continue to practice social-distancing by remaining mostly in their homes, caregivers have been presented with unique challenges.

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Returning to Life after COVID-19

Across the United States, towns and states are lifting sanctions to stay at home after more than three months of very isolating times. The urge will be to jump right back to the way life was before, however, continued precautions are advised.

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Practicing Mindfulness to Keep Calm and Focused during Crisis

Many of us have experienced a wide range of emotions during these past few weeks as we continue to cope with the effects of COVID-19. At times, you might have felt worried, anxious, and sad, while other times might have brought unexpected joy and gratitude. While it can be difficult to notice in the moment, our bodies are highly sensitive to our surroundings. In fact, stress and anxiety have the potential to increase our risk of certain illnesses and diseases. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to manage our emotions, especially in trying times such as these.

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Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

As spring continues in full bloom, now is the best time to think about finally starting your own garden. Because of our current global pandemic, all of us could use a little more joy in our lives. Growing plants, whether it be flowers, vegetables, or fruit, can help improve your mood, decrease anxiety, and improve your overall health. While gardening might be a lifetime interest of yours or something you’ve never tried, its history is long.                                                                               

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The Power of Positive Thinking

As we continue to modify our daily lives during this time of COVID-19, remaining positive can come as a challenge to many of us. Media outlets are constantly publishing news stories that are often sad and alarming but meant to inform us and keep us safe. However, now is the time to remain positive and full of hope. Recent studies, such as this one, suggest that positivity can actually help us live longer, more fulfilled lives.

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Tips for Boosting Your Immunity

In the midst of our current global pandemic, many people across the world are taking extra precautions to stay healthy and protect their immune systems. While making sure to wash our hands frequently and sanitizing our homes can help protect us from the virus, there’s more we can do each day to strengthen our immune systems to help us stay healthy. Older adults over the age of 65 are more at risk of having compromised immune systems, which can make it difficult to fight off viruses and other illnesses.

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Home Exercises for Seniors

While many of us across the nation are spending the majority of our days inside our homes, it can be tempting to let go of our fitness routines, especially as most recreation facilities have temporarily closed their doors. However, exercise and movement are extremely important factors in keeping us healthy and active, particularly in older adults. Exercise can help reduce feelings of stress and depression, and can even improve our sleep quality. You might be thinking: How can I exercise without my equipment or fitness instructor?

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Ways to Combat Social Isolation during COVID-19

As we all do our part to flatten the curve of COVID-19’s global impact, most of us find ourselves self-quarantined in our homes. While self-quarantine is the best thing to do to stay healthy, it can also come with challenges, especially for vulnerable populations. Many older adults are at risk of isolation during this time, especially if they are alone.

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Ways to Reduce Stress during a Crisis

During this time of global crisis, it’s not uncommon to become overwhelmed by the influx of frightening news, daily changes in protocol, and the loneliness that can accompany self-quarantine.

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Helping Seniors Stay Engaged during COVID-19

We all have felt the impact of the coronavirus outbreak—whether its children staying home from school or small business owners forced to stop operations. Some of us also have people close to us who have contracted the virus.

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Five-Star Concierge Services—from Health to Home

Inspīr Carnegie Hill elevates the senior living experience in every sense. Inside this elegant 23-story architectural masterpiece on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, you’ll find that every detail has been carefully considered—from its sun-drenched open spaces to its locally sourced dining.

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Immersive Technology

At Inspīr, technology is essential to everything we do. So much so, that we created an entire suite of technologies and named it the Allī technology suite. Designed to enhance safety, health, happiness, and promote resident connectedness, Allī features everything from virtual reality to Alexa-enabled care concierge and live streaming adult education programming.  

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Inspīr Carnegie Hill Appoints Renowned New York University Neuroscientist, Dr. Wendy Suzuki to Advisory Board

Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a new luxury senior residence in Manhattan, announces the appointment of Dr. Wendy Suzuki, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University's Center for Neural Science, BrainBody CEO and presenter of the second most viewed TEDTalk of 2018, to its Advisory Board.

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Elevated Interiors: The Finest Details

In November, we highlighted the exquisite handcrafted furnishings that will be filling the interiors of Inspīr Carnegie Hill. In order to complete the overall aesthetic of the residence, it takes a lot more than just furniture to make the interiors shine.

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Chef Giovanni Maffei Joins the Inspīr Team

Is it possible to create an edible time machine? According to Chef Giovanni Maffei, the newly hired Executive Chef at Inspīr, there is. Food triggers memories and infuses a sense of nostalgia that is unsurpassed by other experiences. A simple meal can bring people right back to something they had tasted during their childhood or remind them of a dish they had eaten at a specific place and time.

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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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