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4 posts categorized "Aging"

April 24, 2014

River Bend facility shaping up

04222014riverbend1Rochester's River Bend Assisted Living facility seems to be shaping up pretty well on the shores of the Zumbro River.

Titan Development and Investments and Good Neighbor Care Centers of Eugene, Ore. broke ground on $15 million, 81,000-square-foot complex project in September.

Since then, they've made pretty good headway on the construction. It's expected to open in the fall.

04222014riverbend2River Bend will feature 70 assisted living units and 18 memory-care units on overlooking the river. The goal is to complete the facility by fall of 2014.

Good Neighbor Care, which is owned by Yakima, Wash.,-based Wilkinson Corp, will manage the community.

 When it opens, River Bend is expected to employ nearly 50 full- and part-time staff members.

River Bend Assisted Living is being designed by Rochester-based CRW Architects, built by Weis Builders and financed by West Bank.

September 08, 2013

New med spa to open soon in S.E. Roch.

Looks like Fat Willy's has a new neighbor - Posh Facial Esthetics and Med Spa.

IMG_20130907_180106_468I guess I haven't been paying close enough attention to that area for a while. It looks like Posh is very close to opening. In fact, Posh's website says they hope to open by Thursday, Sept. 12.

Stephanie Kriener, who's an ICU nurse, is the owner of this new venture.

Posh will offer a variety of facials, Botox treatments, waxing and tinting.

Now that center is completely full with the expanded Fat Willy's and the Hexum Cos. office sandwiched in between them.

August 27, 2013

New Roch. senior living facilty digging in

The Waters on Mayowood, a new senior living complex at 16th Street Southwest and Mayowood Road, is really digging in with the dirt flying as the site preparation rolls along.

SeniorlivingThe 276,000-square-foot facility will include a four-story assisted living wing with 70 units and six enhanced care suites, a four-story independent living wing with 71 units and a two-story memory care wing with 28 units. It will also feature heated
underground parking.

The hope is to open The Waters on Mayowood in fall 2014.

Senior Living of Minnetonka. The Waters is an owner as well as the future operator.

The Waters manages 11 senior living centers in Minnesota, including Sugar Loaf Senior Community in Winona.

August 20, 2013

Mayo Clinic lands $3 million grant to study aging

Here's a snippet from a press release from Mayo Clinic's pneumatic email tubes about a research grant for the Rochester campus to study aging.

Of course, $3 million is not a big number when it comes to Mayo Clinic research, but every little bit helps. Heh.

Mayo Clinic has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research to establish the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Senescence Research. The grant will support the laboratories’ mission of exploring how age-related diseases and disorders are affected by aging cells and how eliminating these senescent cells can improve and extend life span.
Mayo-clinic-logoJan van Deursen, Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Mayo Clinic …, will serve as laboratory director.
“This grant will allow us to investigate the identity and the properties of senescent cells that accumulate with aging and at sites of age-related pathologies, as well as the potential therapeutic effects of their clearance,” van Deursen says. The Glenn Laboratories at Mayo Clinic will work with the Mayo Clinic Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging….

Dr. van Deursen is researching the drivers of aging and looking for interventions that delay age-related disease and dysfunction. His concept is that aging and age-related diseases are caused at least in part by aging cells that accumulate in tissues and organs. These senescent cells have lost the ability to divide in response to various stimuli that increase the risk of malignant cell transformation, and they affect the functionality of other cells. The critical barrier to determining whether and how cell senescence causes aging and age-related disease has been the lack of a method to selectively remove them.
This study opens an entirely new field of research that is expected to lead to the development of drug-based strategies that will clear senescent cells in humans. Once available, these strategies hold the promise of delaying, preventing, or reverting a range of age-related diseases, leading to a longer, healthier, more independent quality of life.