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Topic- Program management

 

Fourteen reasons to report wellness outcomes by Patricia Ryan, MS-4962

Fourteen reasons to report wellness outcomes by Patricia Ryan, MS

“It’s not possible to measure wellness! How do you plan to do that?” That was the response of the CEO of a senior living community when the wellness director proposed to expand the wellness program around the dimensions of wellness, then support the value of the new program by tracking and benchmarking results. It’s a good question.

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Leaping across a program plateau  by Lisa Bloder and Melissa Bossert-1453

Leaping across a program plateau by Lisa Bloder and Melissa Bossert

As the pages of the calendar turn, we program directors/wellness coordinators/
resident lifestyle facilitators/activity directors find ourselves struggling to come up with ways to keep events and programs fresh for our residents and clients throughout the year.

You may find yourself saying some or all of the following:

· We did that last year.
· We’re struggling to come up with new ideas.
· Participation has decreased.
· People will not want to participate in that event/program.
· The skill level is too high for that hands-on project.
· There is too much walking on that trip.
· Because it is a holiday month, we have to celebrate that holiday.
· That will be too much legwork. Where do we start?
· Been there, done that!

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The Summit at Central Park: an innovative facility engages active adults in wellness-1388

The Summit at Central Park: an innovative facility engages active adults in wellness

In Grand Prairie, Texas—a city of about 175,000, according to the 2010 United States Census1—two population trends have gained momentum in the past couple of decades and slowly converged to transform the city. These trends are population growth and population aging.

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Yoga programs for older adults by Patricia Harpell-1304

Yoga programs for older adults by Patricia Harpell

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. One look at the cover of many yoga magazines might lead you to believe that yoga is just for the slim, young and flexible. Yet I have introduced yoga to healthy older adults as well as to people with spinal cord injuries, amputees, those confined to wheelchairs or beds, and everyone in between.

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Use online resources to encourage physical activity  by Pat Ryan-1272

Use online resources to encourage physical activity by Pat Ryan

Increasing physical activity is so important for the health of older adults of all functional abilities that it is recommended by the World Health Organization, along with agencies in Canada, Australia, Great Britain and the United States (1). Govern-ment and private organizations have flooded the Internet with information on the value of exercise for preventing or treating chronic diseases, pre- and post-surgery recovery, weight management and generally benefitting physical and mental health.

As a professional, how do you utilize these free online resources? Much of the information on websites is aimed at consumers; that is, the older adults themselves. Any person with an Internet connection and computer can find online words and pictures, calculators, tracking systems and video clips about physical activity. There are advantages to providing so much information online: it’s less expensive, more accurate to update, and has the potential to reach many more people than a printed pamphlet.

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Map your way to wellness   by Mary George-Whittle, Mary Chapman and Janice McGuire-1268

Map your way to wellness by Mary George-Whittle, Mary Chapman and Janice McGuire

“I feel happy!”
“That was so uplifting and fun.”
“I’m inspired!”
“The way everyone came together from different departments shows such unity here at Mary’s Woods!”
“You people are so creative!”

These are some of the comments shared by listeners after Team Atlas rolled out “friendship” as the theme of the month at the weekly resident coffee.

You may be asking yourself “What in the world is a Team Atlas?” By the end of this article we hope you are asking yourself, “How can we collaborate to get a Team Atlas where I work?”

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