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Active Aging Week: Share your experiences for recognition and promotion-5835

Active Aging Week: Share your experiences for recognition and promotion

What would it take to ignite passion among your staff, residents and/or members? What about their families and friends? How about your management team or ownership? And your neighborhood or community at large? The answer may be staring you in the mirror. By igniting your passion, you may spark the desire in others to embrace their own, inspiring them to "do" more and enhance quality of life through active aging—for themselves and for others. Active aging is all about "being engaged in life." As a host site for Active Aging Week, the annual ICAA-led campaign highlighting people's ability to live fully at any age, you can inspire your community to come together and celebrate what it means to engage in life.

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"Changing the Way We Age": ICAA supporters spotlight achievements

Active-aging professionals may work in different settings and with diverse populations, but they share a passion for improving older-adult quality of life. Members and supporters of the International Council on Active Aging also share the vision of Changing the Way We Age. Since ICAA's launch in fall 2001, on-the-ground efforts by the collective ICAA Community have made a difference in the lives of millions of people worldwide. This article shares stories from four ICAA Community members.

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Ignite your passion with Active Aging Week-5810

Ignite your passion with Active Aging Week

People may live fully-with verve, vigor and vitality-at any age and regardless of health conditions. That's the message and the reality that Active Aging Week highlights each year during the last full week of September. Led by the International Council on Active Aging with support from national sponsors, Active Aging Week celebrates the positivity of aging today and promotes healthy, active living in communities and neighborhoods across North America and beyond. The campaign reaches adults ages 50 and older where it especially counts-at the local level. All kinds of organizations serve as local hosts for the weeklong festival, offering activities and events that encourage people to try something new and perhaps embrace a wellness lifestyle. Why not plan to participate and host events in your area?

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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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