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The Journal on Active Aging brings articles of value to professionals dedicated to older-adult quality of life. Content sweeps across the active-aging landscape to focus on education and practice. Find articles of interest by searching the article archives in three ways: Enter a keyword in the articles search bar; click on search by topic; or type a keyword or phrase in the general search bar at the top of the page.

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Inspired leadership: Transforming yourself and others with passion and purpose by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5774

Inspired leadership: Transforming yourself and others with passion and purpose by Marilynn Larkin, MA

Two years ago in the Journal on Active Aging, International Council on Active Aging founder and CEO Colin Milner made the case that “before wellness models can truly make a difference, those who work with older adults need to embrace change themselves.” ... To assist members on their journeys, ICAA invited Gregg Levoy and Maureen Hagan to present at the ICAA Conference 2016. These speakers set out to facilitate both personal and professional growth, motivating attendees to embark or advance on the path to passionate, purposeful leadership. To bring valuable information to all readers, the Journal recently interviewed Levoy and Hagan.

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Framing the value of wellness staff-5770

Framing the value of wellness staff

Every day, which staff members interact with clients and residents of all functional abilities, in all types of living situations? The staff members who make those daily contacts are likely in the café or dining room, and in the wellness lifestyle areas: activities/engagement, fitness, recreation. The wellness workforce has the capacity to inspire and help so many. Doesn’t it make sense that they are critical to realizing the organization’s mission? The publication of the International Council on Active Aging’s Return on Investment (ROI) in Wellness Staff report spotlights the important role staffing has in developing and maintaining an effective wellness program.

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Unravel the mysteries of intellectual property by Patricia Ryan, MS-5678

Unravel the mysteries of intellectual property by Patricia Ryan, MS

The budget is tight, and time is running out. You scheduled a series of educational programs and need material for teaching and handouts for the participants. You open the Internet browser to start searching for information, and reach for the notebook of handouts from seminars you’ve attended. These give you instant access to materials you need, and they are free, right? Maybe, maybe not. As a responsible business person, you will find it’s in your best interests to respect the intellectual property (IP) of others. So how do you responsibly and respectfully navigate IP?

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Strategic approaches to choosing health and wellness information by Patricia Ryan, MS-5641

Strategic approaches to choosing health and wellness information by Patricia Ryan, MS

The aging population is suddenly a very popular topic, generating an amazing amount of information. Lifestyle, healthcare, housing, pensions, retirement, risks--the topics are so diverse and there is so much in each one that it boggles the mind. Then, there is the information you and your organization collect. If you feel buried by information overload, you are not alone. You can stay current and skip through information overload by keeping the word need at the top of your professional vocabulary, and by using the journalist’s watchwords: who, what, where, when and why.

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ICAA introduces a career path for professionals working with older adults-4683

ICAA introduces a career path for professionals working with older adults

The active-aging industry and wellness are concepts being developed right now, among individuals and organizations serving older adults. The new world of whole-person wellness means that traditional departments and jobs may no longer fit well with a culture of engaging, meaningful occupations and integration among the dimensions of wellness. ICAA has created a roadmap to guide hiring, professional development and succession planning for organizations forming a wellness culture.

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America's healthcare reform spells out a role for ICAA members by James Huysman, PsyD, L ICAA members by James Huysman, PsyD, LCSWCS-4356

America's healthcare reform spells out a role for ICAA members by James Huysman, PsyD, L ICAA members by James Huysman, PsyD, LCSWCS

Since dedicating my professional life to advocating for older adults and their caregivers, I have repeatedly encountered the need for maintaining a healthy healthcare workforce, and the value of utilizing good communication skills within our teams and with those we serve. Today, a healthcare revolution is underway in the United States; it’s called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As of January 1 next year, a wellness and prevention model more in line with 21st-century human healthcare concerns will be enacted. Wellness and prevention is a go-forward theory ....

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