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Senior Living Industry Raises More Than $150,000 to Deliver Emergency Aid to Ukrainian Seniors

Industry effort raises funds to buy much-needed supplies for seniors in Ukraine facing dire consequences as a result of the ongoing Russian invasion and occupation.

(Alexandria, Va.) – Argentum, Health Dimensions Group, American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), said the senior living industry raised more than $150,000 as part of an effort to deliver supplies to war-ravaged Ukraine, specifically targeting seniors.

The senior living-associated groups teamed up with CARE to champion a philanthropic effort to raise these funds to help seniors in Ukraine with desperately needed food and shelter.

“These generous contributions will get urgently needed water, food, hygiene kits, and other ongoing support directly to seniors at risk from the hostilities. We are more than proud to have our members and all of the associated groups achieve this successful humanitarian effort,” said James Balda, president and chief executive officer (CEO), Argentum.

The effort will continue as well, he said, and urged senior living communities to spread the word about the campaign by telling families, friends, and anyone in touch with the senior living profession.

Erin Hennessey, CEO of Health Dimensions Group, said, “We are honored to have helped lead this effort and are thrilled to see how our profession came together to support the seniors of Ukraine in their greatest time of need. Thank you to all who donated for showing the world that senior living cares.”

Brian Jurutka, president and CEO, NIC, commented, “NIC is thankful for the contributions made by so many across the senior living industry in the U.S. to help provide humanitarian aid to seniors in the Ukraine. It’s a testament to the care they provide everyday while serving the most vulnerable population among us.”

ASHA President, David Schless, said his group, The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) was “very pleased to participate in this important campaign and it is our hope that the industry continues to support CARE and other humanitarian organizations providing much-needed aid to older adults in Ukraine in the months ahead.”

To learn more about this initiative and to get involved, visit www.argentum.org/ukraine.

About Argentum
Argentum is the leading national association exclusively dedicated to supporting companies operating professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.

Argentum’s programs and initiatives are driven by its membership. For more information about joining Argentum, please visit www.argentum.org.

About Health Dimensions Group
Minneapolis-based Health Dimensions Group (HDG) is a leading management and consulting firm, providing services to post-acute, long-term care, and senior living providers, as well as hospitals and health systems across the nation. HDG has been serving health care organizations for more than 20 years with a firm commitment to its values of hospitality, stewardship, integrity, respect, and humor. Discover more at www.healthdimensionsgroup.com.

About ASHA
The American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA)
 is at the forefront of advancing the interests of executives engaged in the development, ownership, operations and financing of seniors housing. We are the premier source for research, conferences and advocacy, and our commitment to excellence makes us an outstanding investment for busy executives. ASHA’s all-inclusive annual membership fee is a tremendous value. As a member, you access the thought leadership, innovation, research and strategic relationships that have made ASHA a trusted industry leader for more than 25 years. For more information, see www.ashaliving.org.

About NIC
The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), a 501(c)(3) organization, works to enable access and choice by providing data, analytics, and connections that bring together investors and providers. The organization delivers the most trusted, objective, and timely insights and implications derived from its analytics, which benefit from NIC’s affiliation with NIC MAP Vision, the leading provider of comprehensive market data for senior housing and skilled nursing properties. NIC events, which include the industry’s premiere conferences, provide sector stakeholders with opportunities to convene, network, and drive thought-leadership through high-quality educational programming.  For more information, visit NIC’s website at www.nic.org and follow NIC on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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