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Lessons learned from benchmarking wellness by Patricia Ryan, MS, and Colin Milner-5799

Lessons learned from benchmarking wellness by Patricia Ryan, MS, and Colin Milner

What can organizations dedicated to older-adult quality of life learn about the value of wellness programming from the 99 communities with independent and assisted levels of living, as well as 3,000 residents, who participate in the ICAA/ProMatura Wellness Benchmarks? The system aggregates data from resident survey responses and outcomes measures to reveal the impact of wellness programming from a business perspective. It also takes note of how participation affects quality of life for residents.

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The National Benchmarks Report 2016: Executive Summary-5795

The National Benchmarks Report 2016: Executive Summary

What can organizations dedicated to older-adult quality of life learn about the value of wellness programming from the 99 communities with independent and assisted levels of living, as well as 3,000 residents, who participate in the ICAA/ProMatura Wellness Benchmarks? The system aggregates data from resident survey responses and outcomes measures to reveal the impact of wellness programming from a business perspective. It also takes note of how participation affects quality of life for residents.

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Reimagining aging at the ICAA Conference 2016-5789

Reimagining aging at the ICAA Conference 2016

The International Council on Active Aging Conference is the perfect time to detach from the day-to-day and think big about the people you serve, your practices and programs, and your colleagues. Reimagining your workplace to best serve older adults and meet the mission of your organization may be the best action you take once you return home. In this regard, the future is clear: For wellness leaders and staff to have impact, they must think strategically, assess and reinvent, and measure outcomes. In November 2016, the ICAA Conference brought professionals together from across the active-aging spectrum for an experience designed to help us move forward—as individuals, as organizations and as an industry.

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"Changing the Way We Age": ICAA supporters highlight "moving" journeys

It’s an image that illustrates the potential of older adults to challenge themselves and pursue goals. Active. Determined. Steadfast. Kathy Ramsay conveys all that and more in a photograph Touchmark sent to the International Council on Active Aging to help mark our 15th anniversary in fall 2016. Gay Elliott shared a story of two journeys and how they intersect. One focuses on her journey as a fitness professional and active-aging proponent; the other reflects on her personal journey of life and aging. Dedicated individuals and organizations such as Elliott and Touchmark have united with ICAA and each other to support the mission of Changing the Way We Age. A milestone was the perfect time to say thank-you!

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Moving the bar: Active-aging innovators advance the industry-5732

Moving the bar: Active-aging innovators advance the industry

If "knowledge is power" and "information is king," what is innovation? From small adjustments that improve offerings, to "new ideas, methods or devices" that create new solutions, innovation is change. Innovators not only advance industries; they also sometimes transform them or create new ones. They may even transform the world around them. From brain health to nutrition to technology, the 2016 ICAA Innovators have created approaches to meet the needs of their communities, clients and colleagues and to leverage the opportunities available for everyone.

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"Changing the Way We Age": The ICAA community shares stories of making a difference

Changing the Way We Age: It's the mission that unites the International Council on Active Aging and the ICAA community. As association members and supporters, you share positive messages of active aging every day through your programs, services and environments, as well as your marketing, staffing and advocacy. Your support changes people's views of aging, their behaviors and, ultimately, their lives. At ICAA, we are proud to lead a community that makes a difference. Working alone and together, you have accomplished a great deal in the 15 years since ICAA's launch. This issue of the Journal on Active Aging shares four stories and photos of changing the way we age in communities and organizations across North America.

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