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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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Brainstorming for culture change by Kelly A. Stranburg, MEd, CEP, CSCS-5627

Brainstorming for culture change by Kelly A. Stranburg, MEd, CEP, CSCS

At Sharon Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina, we have decided to shift our culture to position our community for continued success. ... We believe that, within Sharon Towers, the time has come to create a significant cultural change that positively impacts well-being for residents, older adults throughout the Charlotte market, and team members. The task force designed to spearhead this initiative has met many times to brainstorm possible answers to questions and what direction we should take even to start.

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"Why change? Why now?" by Kelly A. Stranburg, MEd, CEP, CSCS

We spend our days working with older adults—getting to know them, assessing their needs, mapping out engaging programs—and yet we have conversations that leave us perplexed and frustrated about the future of our industry. It is challenging as staff to predict what will happen. As the director of vitality and well-being at Sharon Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina, I am part of a culture-change team with the directive to strategically position our community for the future. The Journal on Active Aging has invited me to share our organization’s process of culture change with you.

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Inspiring wellness for a better future-5586

Inspiring wellness for a better future

“Changing the Way We Age”—it’s the goal of the more than 10,000 organizations that embrace the active-aging philosophy as members of the International Council on Active Aging. Founded in 2001, ICAA leads, connects and defines a maturing industry with a dynamic belief in the potential of aging. Members offer supportive environments and on-the-ground programs and services to encourage individuals—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or health—to engage fully in life. In November 2015, the ICAA Forum created a vision for the future in which a culture of wellness supports people of all ages in living well.

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From wellness to transformation: next steps for active-aging leaders by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5446

From wellness to transformation: next steps for active-aging leaders by Marilynn Larkin, MA

"While we can all celebrate the advance of wellness programs in our industry, creating programs for our constituencies isn’t enough," states Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging. "For those wellness programs to have greater meaning and authenticity, the people delivering them also must be committed to their own growth and to overcoming self-limiting stereotypes. If we truly want to help our clients and customers transform their lives, we must be actively transforming our own."

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Arts colonies offer a creative, whole-person wellness alternative for independent living by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5410

Arts colonies offer a creative, whole-person wellness alternative for independent living by Marilynn Larkin, MA

The benefits gained by involvement in the arts, particularly for older adults, cannot be underestimated. The late Gene Cohen, MD, PhD, a pioneering geriatric psychiatrist, and colleagues demonstrated the impact of cultural programs participation on the physical, mental and social health and functioning of older adults in a landmark study initiated in 2001. Inspired in part by Cohen’s research, California-based visionaries Tim Carpenter and John Huskey have created a model of senior housing focused on arts amenities and programs.

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Donald Ardell puts wellness in perspective by Colin Milner-5258

Donald Ardell puts wellness in perspective by Colin Milner

The modern wellness movement owes its start to a small group of key individuals. Donald Ardell, PhD, is one of these select few. In 1977, Rodale Press published Ardell's landmark book, "High Level Wellness: An Alternative to Doctors, Drugs, and Disease", which helped to activate the wellness movement that exists today. In the nearly 40 years since, the wellness leader, author and activist has extensively promoted “the wellness perspective” in his lectures and his works. So what does Ardell think about wellness today?

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