• July 16, 2018

    Digital Signage 2.0
    July 16, 2018

    Senior Portal is committed to helping our communities stay on the cutting edge of technology and communicate more efficiently. That’s why when our communities asked for an automated digital signage solution, we knew we had to make it a top priority. Over the last 12 months, we listened to...

  • July 9, 2018

    The Importance of Intergenerational Socialization
    July 9, 2018

    In today’s American society, the older and younger generations are often portrayed by the media as two contrasting generations at opposite ends of a spectrum. While it’s true that the groups are experiencing different stages of life, that doesn’t necessarily render them incompatible. In fact, intergenerational socialization can be...

  • June 11, 2018

    Why In-House TV May Be Harming Your Residents
    June 11, 2018

    For years, companies have marketed in-house TV channels to senior living communities. In-house TV has in fact been touted as the standard for senior living technology, a way to get seniors in the community all the information they could ever want or need without leaving the comfort of their...

  • May 30, 2018

    Top Four Things to Look for in a Resident Engagement Platform
    May 30, 2018

    Too often, choosing the right resident engagement platform for your community is confusing enough to make your head spin. The endless features and possibilities that accompany each platform can overwhelm. How do you determine what’s most essential? Not to worry – we’ve done the hard work for you and collected...

  • November 28, 2017

    Alexa Voice Profiles and Senior Portal
    November 28, 2017

    Do you have multiple people using one Amazon Echo device? With Amazon Alexa Voice Profiles, you can now teach Alexa your voice. Through creating your own voice profile, Alexa knows who is speaking and responds based off of your voice. This makes it easier for families or couples who use...

  • November 20, 2017

    Smart Homes- The Future of Living
    November 20, 2017

    What are smart homes? Smart homes aren’t just for futuristic movies anymore. The number of smart homes across America is growing. According to Statista, 22.5 million U.S. homes implement some type of smart home technology. These houses are filled with technology that speaks to each other and can communicate with phone...

  • October 17, 2017

    6 Ways Voice Activation Technology Helps Adults with Dementia
    October 17, 2017

    Voice activation technology is becoming more available as its uses expand. Sure, it’s great to turn the lights off in the kitchen through a voice command, but that is just the start of what this technology can do. With new applications of digital intelligent assistants, voice recognition can make...

  • October 11, 2017

    Voice Activation Technology Use Among Seniors
    October 11, 2017

    We speak, tech replies. “Alexa, what is voice activation technology?” Voice activation technology has become increasingly popular since Amazon’s 2014 release of the smartspeaker product line known as the Echo. The Amazon Echo device line is powered by a digital assistant, who answers to the name Alexa. Since the Echo, the...

  • October 7, 2017

    Event Coordinators Need Support Too
    October 7, 2017

    The life of a senior community event coordinator is, to say the least, eventful. Residents rely on event staff (sometimes just one person) to create programs that are fun, accessible, and a multitude of other adjectives. Event staff are usually responsible or involved in: Develop, implement and coordinate programs for independent and...

  • October 5, 2017

    5 Ways Voice Activation Technology Improves Isolation
    October 5, 2017

    Isolation among seniors is a problem. According to a study by the University of California, San Francisco, 18% of seniors live alone, and lonely adults are more likely to die faster. Thankfully, new voice activation technology can help. Why are aging adults lonely? Older adults often have issues driving or accessing transportation, which...

  • January 10, 2017

    New Year, New Features!
    January 10, 2017

    It may be cold outside, but Senior Portal is heating up. We’re starting 2017 off with a bang: a fresh set of features that your independent senior living community will love! 1) Employee Portal Senior Portal is proud to announce the first-ever employee portal system for senior communities! No other platform...

  • October 19, 2016

    Three Features Your Residents Want
    October 19, 2016

    While working directly with community residents and staff for over a year on our Senior Portal software, we’ve heard resident requests ranging from movie showtimes to senior speed dating. Your community intranet should at least have the bare essentials: event registration, calendars, dining menus, etc., but there are some...