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Earth-friendly endeavors: Wake Robin nurtures a healthy, sustainable community-5998

Earth-friendly endeavors: Wake Robin nurtures a healthy, sustainable community

In June 2015, the New York Times published an article in its "Business Day" section delving into the growing demand for--and expectations of--green retirement communities. Writer Constance Gustke also mentioned some of the benefits of these "eco-conscious" communities, such as a healthier living environment for older adults and a reduced carbon footprint and financial incentives for providers. Among the communities profiled was Wake Robin in Shelburne, Vermont. Named for the deep-red trillium flower that grows in the northeastern United States, Wake Robin is a life-plan community that overlooks scenic Lake Champlain. Core values include respect for residents' dignity, independence and goals, exemplified by a "resident-powered" community life. ... Environmental stewardship is the other core value at Wake Robin. "We are committed to responsible stewardship of resources, to the beauty and accessibility of our community and surroundings, and to nurturing the environment for a sustainable future," its website states.

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Well Living Lab: Technology yields evidence-based insights on indoor environments by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5874

Well Living Lab: Technology yields evidence-based insights on indoor environments by Marilynn Larkin, MA

Most Journal on Active Aging readers are aware of the wellness benefits of outdoor environments, with easy access to flora, fauna, streams and fountains, meditation and walking paths and other features from nature. ... Much less is known about the power of the indoor environment to affect health and well-being in communities and organizations--and that knowledge is critical, says Dana Pillai, president of Delos Labs, the research arm of New York City-based wellness real estate and technology company Delos.

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Enhancing wellness: Maximize use of indoor/outdoor environments by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5807

Enhancing wellness: Maximize use of indoor/outdoor environments by Marilynn Larkin, MA

A card table that sits vacant most of the day. long empty corridors.a patch of land lying fallow outside a residence ...These are common sights in settings that serve older adults - yet, those unused and often unsightly indoor and outdoor spaces can be transformed into inviting venues that motivate members or residents to increase physical activity, socialization, and emotional and spiritual wellness. ... For industry professionals who seek to enhance older-adult wellness, exploring use of space is an avenue that can yield results.

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Good steward's: Residents and staff protect the Earth at Meridian Village-5665

Good steward's: Residents and staff protect the Earth at Meridian Village

At Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Illinois, eco-conscious residents and team members embrace a trio of initiatives that reduce consumption, conserve resources and support environmentally sustainable practices. One of these initiatives features table-to-garden recycling to prevent food waste. Volunteers enjoy a nature-based activity--and a sense of purpose--as they tend the garden and grow food to use in the Lutheran Senior Services community.

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Trends in the physical environments for active living-5416

Trends in the physical environments for active living

In this special section of the Journal on Active Aging, discover award-winning designs in three focus areas for community remodeling and construction: dining spaces, outdoor spaces, and spaces that support functional ability.

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RidgePointe's Nature Club and Phenology Trail highlight an engaging environment-5411

RidgePointe's Nature Club and Phenology Trail highlight an engaging environment

Minnesota beckons people outdoors with its natural resources-from parks, trails, forests and prairies, to mountains, lakes, rivers and beaches. Through nature-based activities and an on-site phenology trail, Minnetonka's RidgePointe Senior Apartments encourages residents to interact with the natural world in healthy, meaningful ways.

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