By: Nicholas Olear, Executive Director, Seabury Charitable Foundation and Community Engagement; Renaud Le Pape, IT Director

Our vision at Seabury is to revolutionize the experience of aging. Established in 1992, our Bloomfield-based nonprofit organization supports the physical, spiritual, social, emotional, and intellectual needs of more than 400 older adults through a combination of high-quality housing and onsite programming, community-based services, and affordable, long-term health care.

Providing the highest quality of life for people aged 50 and older, so they can live with dignity and joy, is central to our mission. When COVID-19 emerged as a threat to the health and wellbeing of our community, especially the older adults we serve, we moved quickly to minimize the risk of employees spreading the disease to their co-workers and residents.

Manage the Flow of People (and Things)

A crucial first step was identifying the times and places where employees were most likely to … Read more

Not many FTSE 100 shares have bounced back stronger than before the market crash. The following two have done it, though. It’s an impressive feat, and suggests they are well placed to survive any further Covid-19 uncertainty.

These two FTSE 100 shares could help protect your portfolio against a second lockdown this autumn, but there’s a problem. Both are pretty expensive.

It helps to be market leader in a niche product, and Spirax-Sarco Engineering (LSE: SPX) specialises in steam. This can be used to heat or sterilise food production, oil refining, beer making, and drug manufacturing.

Stock market crash survivors

The Spirax-Sarco share price is one of the top performing FTSE 100 shares. It delivered a total return of 768{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} over 10 years to 31 December 1999, with dividends reinvested. The group was beaten only by equipment rental specialist Ashtead Group (a whopping 2,589{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b}!!) and life-saving technology specialist Halma (932{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b}), … Read more

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The first rule of successful investing is “buy low, sell high.” But anyone planning to apply that time-honored principle following today’s stock splits by Apple and electric carmaker Tesla should reconsider the guidance and its intent.

As much as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Tesla CEO Elon Musk would love for people to snap up shares in their companies now that the post-stock split prices are “lower”—as, indeed, investors did Monday, and for weeks prior—prospective stock-buyers best be wary.

While the companies’ share prices are lower, nominally, the price to own the same percentage of each company as before is not. A stock split is, fundamentally, a cosmetic accounting trick—and buying fractional ownership of these companies is, on a relative basis, more expensive than ever after … Read more