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Why “Silver Tsunami” is an Ageist Term

By: Bob Kramer  |  September 09, 2019

No one ever thinks of anything good coming from a Tsunami. A Tsunami is an unmitigated disaster of unparalleled proportions, that causes mass destruction in its wake. The phrase, “Silver Tsunami,” even as it’s used within the aging field, furthers an old and outdated view of aging; it also undercuts society’s ability to see the opportunities that arise from the incredible achievement of lengthening the average American lifespan by over 30 years just in the past century.

Economic Trends  |  Workforce

130,000 Jobs Created in August, Below Consensus View

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  September 06, 2019

The Labor Department reported that there were 130,000 jobs added in August, below the consensus estimate of 160,000.  About 25,000 of the jobs added were temporary positions associated with the 2020 census.  For the eight months through August, the average monthly increase in total employment has been 158,000, below the average monthly gain of 223,000 in 2018. The private sector added 96,000 jobs in August, weaker than the monthly year-to-date pace of 145,000 and down from an average monthly gain of 215,000 in 2018.

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2019 NIC Seniors Housing Boot Camp: The Art of Assessing the Deal

By: Jessica Pearce  |  March 22, 2019

Seniors housing isn’t quite like other commercial real estate investments. Returns and valuations can be significantly influenced by operational performance which makes acquisition and investment decisions complex. Professionals new to the industry can find underwriting a deal difficult and challenging.