Erickson Living

Recently, Erickson Living Chief Executive Officer R. Alan Butler spoke with the Tribune about the overall impact of COVID-19 on the senior living industry and the differences between senior living communities and stand-alone nursing homes.

Senior health care Q&A with Alan Butler

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A collage of 13 photos shows Erickson Living residents, from across the enterprise, holding up signs, which together read "We are all in this together so please stay home and help us stop the spread."

The rapid onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic took many by surprise. Cities, states, even countries had to take drastic measures to slow the spread of the virus. 

A very scared-looking cat is held by a vet in a white coat.

Nobody likes the poking and prodding that comes with a visit to the doctor, but for pets, even a simple annual checkup can be an exhausting, anxiety-filled ordeal. 

Consider what a visit to the vet is like from your pet’s point of view. 

A full-page newspaper ad for Madam C.J. Walker products.

Born on a Louisiana plantation in 1867, Sarah Breedlove was the first child in her family to be born free from slavery.  

Her early years were rife with struggle. An orphan by the time she was seven, Breedlove was taken in by her older sister, but her abusive brother-in-law made life in that house untenable.

She married at 14 just so she could have “a home of her own.”

President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon plant a tree on the White House South Lawn in observance of the first Earth Day.

Fifty years ago this month, environmental activists across the United States made history. In April 1970, 20 million Americans—or, at the time, 10% of the nation’s entire population—mobilized to combat the troubling culture of waste and pollution that prevailed throughout the country.

This month, U.S. census workers will set out by bush plane, dog sled, and snowmobile to count residents living in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Located in the Yukon Delta region on the Bering Sea, the remote village of Toksook Bay will be the first place to be counted for the 2020 Census.

A replica of a Gutenberg printing press.

Picture a monk sitting at a desk with ink-stained fingers, toiling for a week over a single page of handwritten text from the Bible.

How did we ever used to make books? How did we create pamphlets, flyers, newspapers, or any form of printed matter? 

Sara samples her homemade passatelli noodles in stock. The noodles are made from cheese and bread crumbs.

For generations, Italian grandmothers, or nonne, have passed their recipes and cooking techniques along to their daughters and granddaughters. Younger generations willingly accepted those heirloom recipes—committing each step and ingredient to memory because the recipes were rarely written down.