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Live a Fulfilling Life with Art, Music, Belonging, and Purpose

This is the final installment of our three-part series on our Nine Core Elements of intentional living. This week we delve into the transformative power of art, music, belonging, and purpose – cornerstones that infuse vibrancy and meaning into the daily experiences of our residents.    Art and Music:
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Brain Health for Seniors

Cognitive health is an essential part of performing everyday activities and becomes increasingly important as we get older. According to the National Institute on Aging, brain health refers to how well our brain functions across several areas.
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Why Seniors are Choosing Community Living

As we think about the future, we often dream about where we will retire or how we’ll spend our later years with family and loved ones. What many people fail to think about is what their plan will be when daily life tasks become a little bit harder. Many older adults need additional support as they age. In fact, according to the National Council on Aging, older adults are disproportionately affected by chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.
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Memory Care vs. Caregiving at Home

Many older adults envision a future where they can age-in-place at their family home. However, this isn’t a realistic option for many aging adults. At some point in the aging process, older adults will likely need additional support with activities of daily living, especially if they develop chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Most family members and even hired in-home caregivers aren’t equipped to care for someone with complex medical conditions, especially when a loved one requires round-the-clock care.
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Why Aging Adults Need Nature, Movement, and Brain Health

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on the Nine Core Elements of intentional living. This week, we delve into the essential components of nature, movement, and brain health, which are integral to life at Inspīr Embassy Row in Washington D.C., just as they have been at Inspīr Carnegie Hill in New York City. Nature: Fostering a Connection
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Top Apps for Seniors: Healthcare, Organization, Entertainment, & More

Smartphones have become increasingly popular among older adults due to accessibility, user-friendly interfaces and the convenience they add to daily life. According to a study conducted by the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University, technology use among older adults has actually been linked to better overall health, fewer chronic conditions, and lower rates of depression.
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Mental Fitness: How Puzzles and Games Can Improve Mental Function

As we age, we hear a lot about the importance of daily physical exercise and the role it plays in reducing our risk of health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Mental fitness is just as important and can have the same overall effect on our bodies and minds. According to Healthline, mental fitness refers to the overall health of our brain function and emotional wellbeing.
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Inspīr Embassy Row Leasing Gallery Now Open

Inspīr Senior Living, an ultra-luxury senior living provider, announced today the grand opening of its Leasing Gallery at 1417 22nd Street, NW Washington D.C., 20037, just a short distance from the renovation site at the historic Fairfax at Embassy Row hotel. The Leasing Gallery will be open to prospective residents to get a preview of the exceptional lifestyle Inspir Embassy Row promises,  meet the Executive Director, and virtually explore the property while the renovations take place.   
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The Restoration and Preservation of a Landmark Building: Inspīr Embassy Row

When we embarked on our newest senior living development at the historic Fairfax building, we sought an architectural partner who could preserve the essence of this 1927 gem while reimagining its future. With their commitment to retaining existing fabrics and stellar track record in adaptive reuse, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners (BBB) emerged as the perfect fit.
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Vibrant, Intentional Living Needs Laughter, Engagement, and Family

Promoting vibrant and intentional living lies at the heart of Inspīr Senior Living residences. Our philosophy centers around fostering health, wellness, and meaningful connections among residents, families, and staff through our Nine Core Elements which include: engagement, purpose, movement and mobility, art and music, belonging, family, brain health, nature, and laughter.
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What Is Assisted Living?

Many older adults envision their later years living independently in the home they raised their families or hosted their loved ones. However, as we age, we may undergo physical and mental changes that make living independently more challenging. At some point in their lives, older adults will require additional support with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transportation and medication management.
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Discovering Inspiration in the Next Chapter

Originally from North Dakota, Inspīr resident Peggy O’Brien led an accomplished career in accounting before pivoting into real estate, where she found great purpose helping clients secure their dream homes. Now retired, she often finds herself reminiscing less about her career and more about the spirited sense of togetherness she felt growing up in her tight-knit community. Some of Peggy’s most treasured memories were shaped during summers at camp, where adventure and camaraderie left an indelible impact.
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Bringing Purpose and Vitality to Senior Living

For too long, senior living communities have unfortunately carried negative stereotypes as places where older adults simply wait out their final years after they can no longer take care of themselves. At Inspīr Senior Living, we are proudly leading a movement to transform these outdated perceptions by reimagining senior living as an engaging lifestyle focused on enhanced wellness, purpose, and community.
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Virtual Reality Benefits for Seniors

Imagine stepping into a different world, one where the boundaries of reality blur and your senses are fully immersed. This is the magic of virtual reality, or VR, a technology that transcends age and empowers individuals to transcend their physical limitations. So, how can we harness the power of virtual reality for seniors?
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The New York Times: Broadway Babies, Singing Show Tunes for Seniors

What happened when four young theater actors performed for an older generation? “I was expecting to have the best show ever and that happened.” “Oh, baby, give me one more chance,” sang Corey J, a former Little Michael in the Broadway musical “MJ.” Dressed in a black rimmed hat and a black turtleneck, jacket and pants, he slipped through the explosion of joy that is the chord progression of the Jackson 5 song “I Want You Back.”
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Residents at Inspīr Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side Senior Living Community, Give Back This Thanksgiving Through Local Community Fridge

Residents stock nearby Upper East Side Community Fridge with sandwiches to support neighbors experiencing food insecurity during the Thanksgiving season
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Home for the holidays: Tips for evaluating your parents’ well-being

Caring for an aging parent from afar can make it difficult to notice changes in their health status and emotional wellbeing. Sometimes a parent may recognize that they need help and be able to ask for it, but oftentimes they may not want to cause worry or feel too embarrassed to ask for additional support. The holiday season is a good time for an in-person visit to spend quality time together doing things your loved one enjoys. However, it also presents the perfect time to observe their daily life and look for signs that they make need support at home.
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Jim Obergefell, LGBTQ+ Rights Advocate, Visits Inspīr Carnegie Hill, Dedicated Platinum SAGECare Living Community

Former plaintiff of U.S. Supreme Court landmark marriage equality case visits luxury senior living community with ongoing demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ+ seniors
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Adele Hartman Is Embracing Growth, Connection, and Community at Inspīr Carnegie Hill

Introducing Adele Hartman – a spirited explorer who seizes every opportunity to traverse her city, revel in novel experiences, and indulge in exciting hobbies. Adele's relentless zest for life is unmistakable, as she enthusiastically embraces everything that Inspīr Carnegie Hill has to offer. Her jam-packed daily schedule can be a challenge to keep up with, beginning with a gratitude-infused fitness class and followed by cherished moments spent with both old and new friends. It's all topped off with an array of activities tailored to her heart's desires.
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Discover Luxury and Care at Inspīr Embassy Row: Your New Home in the Heart of Washington, D.C.

Welcome to a new chapter of vibrant living and exceptional care in the heart of Washington, D.C. — welcome to Inspīr Embassy Row. Formerly known as the iconic Fairfax at Embassy Row hotel, our residence has undergone a transformation that blends the grace of a bygone era with the epitome of modern metropolitan living. It's more than just a residence; it's a haven where luxury, care, and community converge. Embracing Timeless Elegance and Modern Comfort
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Inside Inspīr Carnegie Hill’s Fall Line-Up: A Star-Studded "Who’s Who" of Theater, Culinary Arts, and Media

The Award-Winning Community Continues to Raise the Bar on What Senior Living Can Be New York, NY – October 17, 2023 – Fall is off to a great start for residents at Inspīr Carnegie Hill, an Upper East Side luxury senior living community, who enjoyed an all star line-up of top-tier talent in recent weeks. Hosting Broadway stars, a culinary prodigy, a famed United States military intelligence officer, and more, Inspīr continues to reaffirm its status as the premier destination for luxury senior living in New York City.
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How Sharing Meals Can Benefit Seniors

Food is used by people in all countries and cultures as a way to celebrate, grieve, and experience life together. Our meals provide the nutrients and energy we need to live a healthy life, but it also provides us with opportunities to connect and socialize. When we share a meal with our loved ones, it creates deeper and more meaningful interactions.
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Caregiver Challenges for the Sandwich Generation

With children back in school and older adults in your family needing extra care, juggling the two can become overwhelming for family caregivers.
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2023 McKnight’s Tech Awards: Carolina Meadows nabs Best in Show, Gold; winners lauded in 5 categories

An entry from Chapel Hill, NC, continuing care retirement community Carolina Meadows was named Best in Show in the 2023 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday that saw dozens of awards go to senior living, skilled nursing and home care providers, as well as technology company partners to providers, across several categories and tracks.
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Empowering Inclusive Senior Living: Our Journey with SAGECare

Home is more than a mere physical space; it's a sanctuary where authenticity thrives, devoid of judgment or façade. That's why Inspīr Carnegie Hill embraces the pursuit of its Platinum SAGECare credential, an emblem of our commitment to crafting an all-encompassing residence.
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Inspīr Carnegie Hill Achieves Platinum SAGECare Credential, Demonstrating Commitment to LGBTQ+ Senior Care

Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a luxury senior living community located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, proudly announces its recognition as a 2023 SAGECare Platinum Credentialed Provider. The achievement demonstrates the brand’s ongoing commitment to exceptional care and support for the senior LGBTQ+ community.
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Inspīr Carnegie Hill Achieves Platinum SAGECare Credential, Demonstrating Commitment to LGBTQ+ Senior Care

Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a luxury senior living community located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, proudly announces its recognition as a 2023 SAGECare Platinum Credentialed Provider. The achievement demonstrates the brand's ongoing commitment to exceptional care and support for the senior LGBTQ+ community.
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Where Senior Living Operators See the Most Promise Ahead for Tech Innovation 

In the years before the pandemic, the senior living industry was slow on the draw with regard to the use of new technology. But the challenges of the last three years have led to big tech advances in areas including automation and telehealth — and operators are just getting started.
What To Do When Your Parent Resists Assisted Living
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What to Do When Your Parent Resists Assisted Living

Whether your aging parent has lost a spouse, needs to be closer to family or is experiencing major changes in their health, making a move to assisted living is not an easy decision. Many adult children are faced with the reality that their parent is no longer safe in their current living environment. There are a number of different reasons why an older adult may not be safe at home.
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Finding Social Connection at Inspīr Carnegie Hill

Get ready to dive into the extraordinary world of Inspīr Carnegie Hill, where residents like Myra Korman make the most of life through incredible experiences and new social connections. At Inspīr, we believe in living life to the fullest, and that means embracing creativity and fostering real connections. Myra's journey perfectly captures the essence of what we're all about. 
Why Pets Are Good For Seniors
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Why Pets Are Good for Seniors

Many seniors experience mobility limitations, cognitive decline and other health conditions which can increase the risk of isolation and social withdrawal. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of adults age 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated. Older adults are also more exposed to certain risk factors of isolation such as living alone, losing family members and friends and experiencing chronic illnesses and other diseases.
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Finding the Best Assisted Living Option for Your Parents

Questions to Ask Your Parent to Find the Best Assisted Living Option As people age many older adults may need additional support with basic daily tasks. Older adults choose to transition to assisted living communities for a number of different reasons. Some older adults may not want to place the responsibility of their care on their loved ones, while others may no longer feel safe living independently in their homes.
Chef Ventura Brings his Filipino Heritage to Residents at Inspīr
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Chef Ventura Brings his Filipino Heritage to Residents at Inspīr

July is culinary arts month and while the culinary experience is integral to the lives of our residents every day, we felt it was the perfect time to interview Chef Matthew Ventura. Chef Matthew has been working in senior living for over five years and before that he had the pleasure of working for the Food Network with chefs such as Bobby Flay, Marcus Samuelson, and Alex Guarnachelli.
Preparing Your Support System For Your Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
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Preparing Your Support System For Your Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

A dementia diagnosis can be a challenging and emotional time for the person diagnosed as well as their family and friends. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario for many individuals.
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Maplewood Senior Living's Brian Geyser Joins Leaders from Amazon, Lincoln Healthcare Leadership and Other Top Senior Care Providers for Inaugural "Innovation Roundtable"

Maplewood Senior Living's Vice President of Health and Wellness, Brian Geyser, APRN-BC, MSN, was recently tapped by Lincoln Healthcare Leadership (LHL) - an organization dedicated to fostering innovation in senior living, long-term care, and home care - for inclusion in their newest symposium known as the Innovation Roundtable.
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How Music Therapy Helps Seniors Maintain Their Mental Health and Fight Memory Loss

As we age, we’re more at risk of developing one or more chronic diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, or diabetes. In fact, according to the National Institute on Aging, 85 percent of older adults have at least one chronic health condition, while 60 percent have at least two.
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The Benefits of Intergenerational Relationships

There has never been a better time to embrace friendships and relationships, especially intergenerational ones. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, a pandemic of loneliness was already setting in due to advancements in technology that has been rapidly changing our traditional methods of connecting.
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Artificial Intelligence Breaks New Boundaries in Senior Fall Prevention

As the population ages, the issue of falls among older adults is becoming increasingly important. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional deaths by injury worldwide.
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Helping A Parent Adjust to Single Life After the Death of Their Spouse

The process of aging has many highs and many lows. One difficult aspect of aging for many is losing their loved ones, especially a spouse. Frequently, as couples age together, one spouse will end up providing care for the other, which can add complexity to grief and loss. Grief looks different for everyone. Many times, feelings of loss begin before the actual death of a loved one.
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How Maplewood, Vitality Are Evolving for a New Era of Senior Living Tech

Senior Housing News – Around 2017, a cardiothoracic surgery nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City noticed that an inordinate number of patients who underwent surgery experienced a notably high number of adverse health outcomes.
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Interview with Evan Rossi, Director of Resident Experience

Evan Rossi, the Director of Residence Experience at Inspīr Carnegie Hill, is a whirlwind of creative energy - it's not easy to pin him down for an interview. But when we finally did, it was worth it as we listened to his enthusiasm and excitement for the experiences he creates for our residents. 
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Brain Health Supports Inspīr’s Nine Core Elements

At Inspīr, we curate an environment and lifestyle that supports a philosophy of vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connection based on Nine Core Elements. Brain health is one of those vital elements we weave into the daily lives of our residents. 
Breaking a Promise to a Loved One
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Breaking a Promise to a Loved One

In our younger years, it’s difficult to imagine a future where we are unable to live independently. Even harder to imagine, for many older adults, is spending the later years of life receiving support at a senior living community. Because of this, many adults ask their loved ones to make a promise never to force them into making a move to senior living, especially nursing care. However, many adult children find themselves in a position where the best decision, for their parents and the family, is to break that promise. 
Inspīr Brings Broadway Home
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Inspīr Brings Broadway Home

Inspīr, the luxury senior living residence on the Upper East Side that is akin to living in a fancy five star hotel, brought Broadway to its residents, many of whom are just not capable of going shows in person. To celebrate Broadway week, Inspīr lured theater royalty to their building with an all-star line-up that included producer Jeffrey Seller of Hamilton and Avenue Q (Seller is currently in previews for Sweeney Todd too), musical director David Loud and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper who wrote the book The Untold Stories of Broadway.
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The Benefits and Challenges of Senior Friendships

There are many opportunities to cultivate friendships in schools, camps, and clubs as children and young adults. However, making and maintaining new friendships can become increasingly difficult as we age. While many adults experience difficulty making new friends, the importance of socialization actually increases with age.
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A Family Affair: How to Avoid Sibling Conflict While Supporting Aging Parents

Siblings are often involved in the care and decision-making processes for their aging parents. For many families, this can bring a sense of comfort, while others experience built-up resentments and conflicts. If your family is experiencing conflict while supporting aging parents or relatives, don’t worry too much. Conflict is common and can even be healthy when managed properly.
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Five Generations Gathered at Inspīr Carnegie Hill

Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a luxury senior living residence on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, honored Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with a cross-generational dinner, where the 18 guests in attendance ranged from ages 12 years old to 98.
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Is My Memory Loss Normal?

Many older adults worry about their memory, especially if they notice an increase in forgetting things, such as appointments or where they placed their keys. Some decline in memory and even thinking abilities is fairly common for older adults. However, there is a difference between memory loss and dementia. If memory issues begin to disrupt daily life, it may not be normal and could be a sign of something more serious.
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Overcoming Stigma: How Friends and Family Members Can Fight Stigma against Dementia

Receiving a dementia diagnosis can present a wide variety of challenges to those with the disease, their friends, family members, and caregivers. The stigma around Alzheimer’s disease can actually prevent individuals from seeking medical treatment, receiving an early diagnosis, making plans for the future, developing a support system, and participating in clinical trials.
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Senior Sleep: Why It Is So Important

Older adults ages 65 and above need between seven to nine hours of sleep a night, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in three older adults fail to meet the minimum requirement of sleep each night. Although it’s common for older adults to experience changes in their sleep, it’s important to resolve these issues, as sleep is responsible for maintaining many functions of the body.
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A Closer Look at Inspīr through the Eyes of a Resident: Bernice

Bernice Lagattuta cuts a most fashionable figure as she bustles around Inspīr. Clad in her signature vintage Cartier glasses, fabulous accessories—many of which she inherited from her mother—and always, always impeccably dressed, Bernice is impossible to miss. And we would never want to miss her—she’s as fantastic inside as she is out.
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Scent Triggers Memories

Scent has the power to generate emotions and memories from a single sniff. When it floats into the nose, it travels to the brain’s olfactory bulbs, where it is “read” by the brain and sent along to the amygdala, where emotions are processed. Then it proceeds to the hippocampus, where learning and memory formation take place. This all happens in a split second and immediately triggers a reaction within the person.
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Managing Grief and Loss after Receiving a Dementia Diagnosis

According to the World Health Organization, 55 million people live with dementia worldwide, with 10 million new diagnoses each year. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a number of different diseases that ultimately affect cognitive functioning. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, making up 60–80% of all dementia cases. According to the National Institute on Aging, those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia often experience loss of short-term memory, inability to make sound judgments, and difficulty with communication, understanding, and expressing thoughts. 
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A Closer Look at Inspīr through the Eyes of a Resident: Millard

New York City is a long way from Youngstown, Ohio, but Millard Altman knew from the early age of nine years old, listening to opera broadcasts on the radio, that Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera House would one day be called home. After graduating from high school early, he went on to study at Juilliard at only 15 years old. His musical career began in earnest, first at the famed Liederkranz Society as the music director, then later at the Met Opera House, where in 1963, a job opened up for a coach-pianist-assistant conductor. After an audition with the legendary General Manager Rudolf Bing, Millard was hired. 
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What Is Sundowning in Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Worldwide, nearly 50 million people are living with dementia with 10 million new cases being diagnosed each year. While each individual can experience various symptoms and side effects, sundowning is common in the later stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. According to a journal published by the US National Library of Medicine, as many as 20% of dementia patients experience sundowning. Sundowning, also known as late-day confusion, can cause symptoms such as confusion and agitation that worsen later in the day.
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Benefits of Virtual Reality for Older Adults

When we think about video games and cutting-edge technology, older adults aren’t always the first group of individuals to come to mind. However, virtual reality (VR) is changing the way older adults interact with technology and the world around them. Some of the benefits of virtual reality for seniors include helping to reduce loneliness, improving medical care, and providing adventure and entertainment.
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Rediscovering Yourself in Retirement

We spend most of our lives working toward retirement. When it arrives, however, it can be a big change mentally and psychologically. Once ingrained in the day-to-day activities that come with working in an office, those newly retired can easily find themselves adrift, feeling loneliness begin to set in and resulting in decreased social connections.
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How to Communicate with People Who Have Dementia

Dementia is a progressive illness. It affects how the brain functions and leads to memory loss and other cognitive problems. Dementia can ultimately affect one’s ability to speak and communicate with others. All this can leave those in the family or social orbit of the person with dementia at a loss as to how to communicate with them.
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All About Purpose: What It Means and Why It's So Good for You

Psychologists say a sense of purpose can mean specific life goals or just a feeling of motivation to go about your daily to-dos. A sense of purpose — and the ability to adapt it throughout different phases of your life — has a positive effect on health and well-being, including your physical health and how you respond to stress. Studies suggest it may even help people live longer. Whether purpose is of the life-goal variety, just a feeling someone has, or somewhere in between, it can be good for health and well-being.
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Is Being a Caregiver Right for You?

As their aging parents continue to require additional support, many adult children must decide between providing care themselves or hiring outside support. According to the Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults, more than half of adults will receive a family caregiver’s help because of health problems or functional limitations by the time they reach 85 years old. Traditionally, caregivers assist their loved ones with activities of daily living, including medication management, eating, bathing, getting dressed, and running errands.
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Benefits of Exercise for Brain Health

At Inspīr, brain health is a major focus. As one of the Nine Core Elements that are the base of our philosophy of vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connection, we focus on supporting brain health in myriad ways. Exercise has been proven to help support a healthy weight, prevent heart disease, and lower the risk of diabetes.
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Programming That Keeps Residents Moving, Learning, and Growing

At Inspīr Carnegie Hill, we strongly believe that when residents are engaged and enjoy what they are doing, they experience a higher quality of life. That’s why we have developed amazing partnerships and designed uniquely inspiring programs that keep residents moving, learning, and growing.
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Chef Josh is Winning Hearts with his Delicious Dishes and Warm Smile

As part of culinary arts month, we sat down with our Executive Chef, Josh Hermano, to talk about his role at Inspīr Carnegie Hill. Chef Josh joined the Inspīr team in August 2021, and along with his team, he quickly won the hearts and stomachs of our residents with his delicious dishes served in our 1802 restaurant and Onyx bistro. He and his team not only cook for our residents but also prepare specialized meals for families, events, and VIP guests.
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Dementia, Sexuality, and Relationships

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, disorders grouped under the general term dementia are caused by abnormal brain changes. These changes can cause a decline in cognitive abilities, memory, and behavior. Dementia cases are most commonly diagnosed in older adults, aged 65 and above, who exhibit common signs and symptoms. While dementia symptoms can appear differently in each adult, there are some signs that are reported often.
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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Nearly 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of 65 every single day. As the number of baby boomers retiring begins to increase, so will the demand for caregivers. While caregiving is a rewarding profession, it can also be emotionally and physically demanding. Over time, it’s not uncommon for caregivers to experience stress, which can ultimately lead to caregiver burnout.
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Senior Mental Health: Is Depression Normal?

The month of May is mental health awareness month, and while people of all ages suffer from mental health concerns, older adults have additional physical and life-changing circumstances that may impact them. As people age, it is more common for them to experience the death of a spouse, a family member, loved ones, or even a pet that will affect their state of mind.
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Why Single Seniors Flourish in Retirement Communities

Retirement is the perfect opportunity for older adults to reinvest in old hobbies, travel to interesting places, and develop new skills. Whether they’ve planned to or not, many older adults find themselves entering retirement as a single senior. Single seniors are at risk of social isolation, which refers to a lack of social connection, and can lead to feelings of loneliness in some people. In addition to social isolation and loneliness, single seniors face other unique challenges as they think about retirement.  
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A Closer Look at Inspīr Through the Eyes of a Resident

Mick Stern—an artist, English Professor, advocate for journalists, and lifelong New Yorker—is a resident at Inspīr. He is part of Terra, our customized care program that offers therapies for residents who suffer from memory, motor, and other challenges.
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As Baby Boomers Retire, Developers Bet Urban Senior Living Will Take Off

Luxury retirement communities - many with rooftop pools, celebrity chefs and spa-style wellness centers-are planned for major U.S. cities.
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What You Need to Know About Parkinson's Disease

You’ve just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. You are devastated and scared, but the sooner you educate yourself, the sooner you will understand what lies ahead for you and how you can manage the disease.
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When Does Someone with Dementia Need 24-Hour Care?

Nearly 5.8 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. In the early stages of the disease, most individuals can successfully manage activities of daily living independently but may experience forgetfulness, mood shifts, coordination problems, and difficulty learning new things. At some point, family members and caregivers may be asking themselves, “At what point do individuals with dementia need 24-hour care?”
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Music Therapy: Benefit for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Music is beneficial for people of all ages. Beginning in childhood, we learn songs and play instruments. As we age, we enjoy music in concert halls, the theatre, movies, and live performances. We sing to ourselves in our cars, we write music, we gather with family and friends to sing, and as a result, we stimulate our brains, lower stress and anxiety, and help ward off depression.
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INSPĪR CARNEGIE HILL ACHIEVES WELL HEALTH-SAFETY RATING

The New Luxury Senior Living Community on Manhattan's Upper East Side is One of the First in New York to Earn Accolades in the Assisted Living Sector
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Handel Architects Conceives of a Luxurious Senior Living Space in New York

The high-rise residential building at 1802 2nd Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is very exclusive: You must be a senior citizen to get in. Inspír is the flagship property for Maplewood Senior Living’s new brand, with 209 units that provide assisted-living care in an elegant setting formulated with residents’ unique needs in mind, crafted by Handel Architects.
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It’s a Fact, People Age Better If They Have a Purpose in Life

Living a life of intention or having a purpose in life, especially as you age, is integral to healthy living and longevity. Many studies have shown that having a sense of meaning and purpose can provide protection against Alzheimer’s, disabilities, cardiovascular problems, and impairment and lead to longer, happier lives.
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A Closer Look at Inspīr through the Eyes of a Resident

Peter Moore recently moved into a beautiful one-bedroom unit with water views. As part of our Sol program, he receives world-class assisted living care from our highly trained team of nurses and therapists, many of whom he regales daily with awe-inspiring stories from a life filled with adventure and travel.
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Keeping a Pulse on the City

New York City, you either love it or hate it. It is full of energy, noise, plenty of culture, including museums and Broadway shows, in addition to world-class restaurants and incredible neighborhood bakeries. Whatever you choose to pursue and enjoy, the city has it all. The city is our muse at Inspīr Carnegie Hill. Residents enjoy the culture of the city through a variety of programs, which include in-person out in the city, within our residence, or virtual.
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When Is the Right Time for Assisted Living?

As we age, our health care needs are likely to change, which can make navigating health-related decisions difficult. While many older adults envision spending their retirement years living independently, many will likely require additional support. At some point, many adults may have to decide whether to hire outside help, rely on a family member, or move into an assisted living community. This process can become more complicated when failing health and financial concerns are factored in.
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A Closer Look at Inspīr through the Eyes of a Resident

Every Inspīr resident has an interesting story. This week, we are turning the spotlight on Marilyn Snyder, a retired actress you may know by her screen name, Maggie Burke. Best known for her leading roles in Broadway’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, TV’s As the World Turns and Law and Order, as well as her role in the film Six Degrees of Separation, Marilyn sat down with us to talk about what led her to decide to call our community home.
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Carnegie Hill Team Celebrates Their Award-Winning Architecture

Our team here at Inspīr Carnegie Hill is honored to celebrate four recent awards and recognitions for the architecture of our residence. They include the 2021 Healthcare Design Awards from IIDA, Multi-Housing News Excellence Award, 2021 Design Award from SARA NY, and finalist for the Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design. We are so proud that the vision of our CEO Gregory Smith has not only been brought to life but has also received well-deserved recognition thanks to the collaboration with Handel Architects.
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News Article

Growing Old in High Style

A new crop of luxury senior housing is turning retirement into a five-star resort stay. And in cities like New York, the high cost of living and urban setting means that there is a large pool of highly educated, financially successful and culturally curious retirees who are seeking similar company.
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News Article

Maplewood CEO Gets Aggressive on Development of Innovative, Luxury Senior Living

Patient growth has been a hallmark of Maplewood Senior Living, most recently on display in the six-year process of conceiving and launching the luxury Inspir brand with a Manhattan highrise project. But CEO Gregory Smith believes that now is the time to hit the accelerator, particularly on new development.
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Celebrating the Holidays with Care

Holidays can be a meaningful time for friends and family to reconnect with one another over special traditions and rituals. These special celebrations that honor the past can be especially reassuring for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
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The Quiet Signs of Alzheimer’s

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and education about the disease is an important part of increasing awareness about those affected by the disease. Here, we highlight some of the subtle signs of Alzheimer’s.
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The Power of Pets for People with Dementia

According to the World Health Organization, nearly 50 million people have dementia worldwide. Dementia is a general term used to describe a variety of diseases that impact one’s ability to think and remember, which can interfere with everyday activities.
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Talk Therapy and How It Can Help Aging Seniors

What is talk therapy? According to the American Psychiatric Association, “psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illness and emotional difficulties.
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The Importance of Music and Dancing for the Brain and Body

As we age, our bodies undergo a variety of physical changes, which can make exercise and physical activity difficult. At Inspīr Carnegie Hill, as part of our Nine Core Elements, incorporating movement, mobility, and music into the daily lives of our residents is of the utmost importance.
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Press Release

Maplewood Senior Living Expands Inspīr Brand to Washington, DC

Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI), today announced plans toexpand the Inspīr brand to the Washington, DC, market with the acquisition of The Fairfax at Embassy Row.
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News Article

Senior Living Gets An Upgrade With Inspīr Carnegie Hill’s Luxury Residences

Senior living homes can be unremarkable and frankly, a bit depressing. For your dear loved ones, Inspīr Carnegie Hill in New York City is redefining care and quality of life for senior citizens entering a new phase of life.
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Alzheimer’s Research and Trials

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease takes education, knowledge, understanding, and hope to find solutions to lessen the impact of the disease. Research, studies, and trials are continually evolving, so to highlight recent progress, we wanted to explain current information.
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Balancing Being a Caregiver and a Spouse

As couples age, it would be convenient if aging occurred at a similar pace. Unfortunately, that is more than often not the case, and as a result, one spouse may need to fill the role of spouse and caregiver. This new role can quickly become overwhelming as often the other spouse has a chronic condition that will remain with them for the rest of their life, and without help, the toll it takes on the healthier spouse can easily lead to their decline.
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Visiting a Museum Could Improve Your Health

As adults continue to age and enter into their retirement years, there’s a lot of emphasis on the importance of staying busy. Being an active older adult, whether this means going out to dinner with friends or taking a walk each morning, has been linked to decreasing the risk of depression and isolation while increasing cognitive health. While any type of activity is beneficial, new research suggests that visiting a museum might help you live longer.
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Foods to Boost Brain Health and Memory

At Inspīr, we know that food is a basic element of life. But we also believe that it is important to move it beyond basic. Then, it becomes transformative, even healing. Our dining environments nourish the mind, body, and soul by creating opportunities for meaningful social connections. Sharing a meal is a deeply rooted part of what brings us all together, and, in our residence, it is an elemental way of keeping our residents engaged and less isolated.
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These new NYC senior communities aim to replace worry with luxury

Goodbye depressing nursing home! These golden oldies are living out their latter years in the lap of luxury. Now residential developers are seeing dollar signs and investing in the most luxurious, perk-packed communities for seniors that New York City has ever seen.
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Aging Without Family: Senior Orphans

As baby boomers begin to reach retirement age, many make decisions that will impact how they live the rest of their lives. While older adults want to stay independent for as long as possible, many underestimate the care they will eventually need. At a certain point, the best decision may be to move into a community that provides friendship and engagement. Inspīr Carnegie Hill is more than a place to live. It’s a way of life. In our residence, you will be wholeheartedly engaged in every moment—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Come and immerse yourself.
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Lifestyle Programming

Wellness for our residents at Inspīr is about feeling good, inside and out. Residents work with our wellness coaches, physical trainers, and physical therapists to regain or maintain strength and flexibility. Our on-site fitness center features all the best exercise equipment from Technogym and, of course, the expertise of physical trainers dedicated to working with older adults.
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How to Cope with Losing a Parent to Memory Loss

As your parents age, it’s not uncommon for them to experience forgetfulness, like momentarily misplacing keys or having trouble remembering the date of their next hair appointment. However, some older adults might experience a more severe type of memory loss, which is not a normal part of aging. Nearly 10 to 20 percent of older adults age 65 and older have been diagnosed with some kind of mild cognitive impairment, while 10 percent are diagnosed with long-term memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s. While experiencing longer memory recall can be a normal part of aging, those who suffer from long-term memory loss often lose the ability to recall memories completely.
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Inspir’s Curated Art Collection Part 2

In part one of our two-part blog series showcasing our curated art collection, we highlighted three artists featured in Inspīr Carnegie Hill. In this piece, we feature an additional selection of artists whose works hang in our amenity spaces throughout the residence.
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Inspīr’s Curated Art Collection Part 1

Our residence is home to more than 100 works of art from nineteen artists curated to complement the interior and create a visual narrative for residents. President & CEO Gregory Smith wanted to be sure to include senior artists in the collection. Seven of the artists are in their 70s or older, which offers a great example to our residents, reaffirming that you can continue to live a vibrant and engaged life at any age. Art and culture play such an important role in the lives of New Yorkers. It was critically important to us to bring that experience inside Inspīr to add the culture of the city at home.
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Inspīr and Brain Health

We believe that what is good for the brain is also good for the mind, body, and soul. It’s a constant cycle. And, these days, brain health is relevant to people of all ages. Research on the topic of brain health is still evolving. But the evidence is strong that making key lifestyle changes, including participating in regular physical activity, staying socially engaged, and maintaining good heart health, can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
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News Article

Designers Are Rethinking Senior Living—With a Focus on Wellness

Since senior living environments emerged as a center of crisis during the pandemic, a reevaluation of creating healthy spaces for seniors is underway.
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Inspīr Welcomes Music Therapist Benjamin Pernick to the Team

When we say Inspīr is more than a name, we mean it. The lifestyle we curate for our residents is made possible through the diverse talent and expertise of our dedicated employees. Every member of our team commits to The Ī Oath. That is, making a promise to him- or herself to deliver an inspirational level of service and care for our residents every day.
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News Article

Luxury senior living tower on the Upper East Side offers a sky lounge, fine dining, and more

Maplewood Senior Living is known for its upscale senior living residences, but its newest brand, Inspīr, was designed specifically for urban markets. The brand’s flagship senior living residence, Inspīr Carnegie Hill, is located on the Upper East Side at 1802 Second Avenue at 93rd Street.
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News Article

Inspīr Carnegie Hill Develops Model Of World-Class Integrated Geriatrics Care And Medical Services; Mount Sinai Hospital Physician Appointed House Geriatrician

The new Manhattan luxury senior residence strengthens its innovative care model with the appointment of Claire Davenport, M.D., M.S., from the award-winning health system.
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News Article

Maplewood CEO: Inspir Leasing Up Well in NYC, Brand Expansion Taking Shape in US and UK

Earlier this month, Maplewood Senior Living accepted its first residents at Inspir Carnegie Hill, its luxury high-rise senior housing community in Manhattan.
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Inspīr’s Parkinson’s Disease Care

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is overwhelming not only for the person diagnosed but also for family and caregivers. There are many questions, lots of anxiety, and plenty of stress associated with a diagnosis. To put everyone at ease, at Inspīr, we provide custom-curated Parkinson’s care that fits and fulfills specific needs and enhances the quality of life for our residents living with PD.
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Inspīr’s Integrated Care

What sets Inspīr Carnegie Hill apart from other senior living options is our focus on integrative wellness—we combine luxury accommodations, exceptional hospitality, cutting-edge technology, integrative health and wellness programs, and world-class care all under one roof. For the first time, residents will have all of the elements that make a city lifestyle attractive to them—arts, culture, fine dining—as well as access to top-notch care from some of the most renowned institutions and doctors in NYC and beyond.
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Inspīr’s Doors Are Open

After much anticipation, we are pleased to announce that the doors to Inspīr Carnegie Hill are officially open. Inspīr Carnegie Hill is all about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. For Gregory Smith, President and CEO, the concept for Inspīr was driven by a desire to create something that would feel different and unique, with a greater focus on culture, healthcare, and lifestyle. “For us, it’s all about striving to deliver the very best experience for our residents.”
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Press Release

MAPLEWOOD SENIOR LIVING AND OMEGA HEALTHCARE INVESTORS ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL OPENING OF INSPĪR CARNEGIE HILL ON MANHATTAN’S UPPER EAST SIDE

NEW YORK, NY – March 10, 2021 – Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI) today announced the official opening of Inspīr Carnegie Hill, the new luxury senior living community on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Inspīr Carnegie Hill is a next-generation concept for urban senior living on a luxury level, offering residents a transformative, one-of-a-kind experience made possible by combining expertise and insights from the residential, hospitality and healthcare industries.
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Introducing Michelle Rubel: Concierge Services Manager

At Inspīr, luxury hospitality is an integral part of our vision for care and services. We are proud to have partnered with Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) to ensure we fulfill our promise to provide a transformative, one-of-a-kind experience at our residence. 
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Inspīr Partners with Rusk Rehabilitation Horticultural Therapy Program

Nature is incorporated into every aspect of Inspīr, from our lush common spaces and beautiful gardens to the large window boxes that adorn our Terra and Oceana floors. These green spaces not only provide a connection with the natural world but also lend themselves beautifully to nature-centered experiences.
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NEWS ARTICLE

PHOTO TOUR: Inspīr Carnegie Hill

Seniors living in urban centers like New York have historically had to choose between enjoying the lifestyle that city living offers them and receiving the level of care they might require. To help address this need, Inspīr Carnegie Hill, the flagship residence under Maplewood Senior Living’s (Westport, Conn.) new luxury urban brand, took the framework of what has traditionally existed in suburban areas and injected it with the city’s DNA.
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NEWS ARTICLE

THE INSPĪR-ED LIFE

Welcome to the future: The cutting edge Inspīr, Manhattan's first luxury residential building bringing the absolute best in health and wellness, awe-inspiring design and world-class cuisine - all in the heart of Carnegie Hill, the cultural hub of New York.
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Introducing Inspīr’s Art Therapist: Amanda Clears

At Inspīr, we have a philosophy that embraces enhanced wellness and immersive experiences. We go beyond the traditional methods of care and leverage the power of art and music, belonging, family, nature, laughter, and more to bring about true wellness for our residents. 
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MEETING INSPĪR’S INTEGRATED CARE TEAM: DR. CLAIRE DAVENPORT, GERIATRICIAN, PART 2

In part one of our two-part blog series showcasing geriatrician and bioethicist Dr. Claire Davenport, M.D., M.S., we discussed her medical background and high-level contributions to Inspīr’s Integrated Care Model (ICM). Now, we’re going to dive even deeper to get more insights regarding her role and values as a key player in the healthcare industry.
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MEETING INSPĪR’S INTEGRATED CARE TEAM: DR. CLAIRE DAVENPORT, GERIATRICIAN, PART 1

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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Creating a Healthy Environment

As one of our Nine Core Elements, we consciously incorporate nature and light into all aspects of our residence. Our commons spaces are lush with plants and beautiful gardens. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill apartments and common spaces with natural light, and our SkyPark offers an oasis in the city for all to enjoy.  What is it about nature that is so important to our well-being? It is deeply rooted in evolution and is a key part of the continued restoration of energy. It invigorates us and helps alleviate the stresses and negative effects of day-to-day living. 
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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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The Importance of Socialization for Seniors

As one of our Nine Core Elements at Inspīr, Belonging is an integral part of what we want residents to feel not only within our residence but in life in general. That’s because we know how important it is for our overall health and well-being. In fact, it has been proven time and time again that people have higher quality lives and live longer when they feel a part of supportive, caring relationships.
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NEWS ARTICLE

Senior Housing Towers Open in Manhattan and Brooklyn

For decades, 70-year-olds in search of age-focused housing in New York were often out of luck. A lack of supply sent them to the suburbs. But now as land prices dip and demand ticks up, developers are adding buildings in prime New York neighborhoods for the post-retirement set.
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New York’s Luxury Senior-Living Towers Open to Covid-Era Reality

Covid protocols will guide life at the senior towers for the foreseeable future. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. and Maplewood Senior Living have installed air purifiers and ultraviolet light sanitizers at their tower, called Inspir.
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How To Live With Dementia

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia-related illness, you will understandably be experiencing a variety of feelings. These feelings could range anywhere from shock and sadness, to anger and hopelessness, fear and anxiety and many more.
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Family Connection

At Inspīr, we think time spent with family is a wise investment. In fact, research has shown that spending time with family can help you live a longer, happier, healthier life. You may be familiar with the work of National Geographic researcher Dan Buettner, who studied cultures around the globe where people lived the longest, healthiest lives. He called these areas Blue Zones and found that the inhabitants shared several social and lifestyle commonalities, including making family members and other loved ones among their highest daily priorities.
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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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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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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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PRESS RELEASE

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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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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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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It’s All in Your Head: Live!

Lauren Miller Rogen, Gregory D. Smith, President/CEO, Inspir, Michael Herman, President/CEO Wicked Cow, Martha Stewart, Dr. Heather Berlin, Seth Rogen, Baba Brinkman, Jane Krakowski at “It’s All in Your Head: Live!” co-produced by Inspīr Carnegie Hill and partnered with Alzheimer’s nonprofit, HFC and Wicked Cow Studios at the 92nd Street Y on February 29, 2020.
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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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News Article

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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Press Release

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.