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The perfect fit: An Origin active lifestyle community opens in a world-class setting by Colin Milner-5656

The perfect fit: An Origin active lifestyle community opens in a world-class setting by Colin Milner

The Canadian Rocky Mountains have become a destination for individuals who love the outdoors as well as those who seek adventure throughout the year. Skiing, snowshoeing, ice or rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking—there’s no better place to experience active mountain living than in the Alberta towns of Canmore and Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. These alpine communities are not only filled with trendy shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants, but also offer plenty of activities, festivals, and arts and cultural events. Yet few developers have considered the region as a destination for retirement living. Until now. Neil Prashad and Frank Kernick have precisely this vision for Canmore, a former mining town located 50 miles west of Calgary in the scenic Bow Valley.

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Welltower's Thomas DeRosa speaks: Is the investor community listening?-5562

Welltower's Thomas DeRosa speaks: Is the investor community listening?

The wellness movement is in full swing. Recent research conducted by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) shows that wellness is now widely accepted and adopted by ICAA member organizations. Even with all this positive movement, staffing levels for wellness are lacking. So, too, is appropriate funding. Could it be that investors, equity partners and chief financial officers do not see the financial benefits of healthy, happy residents in a care-focused model? Visionaries know better. One such individual is Thomas J. DeRosa, MBA, chief executive officer and director of Welltower™ Inc., a company that "invests in the transformation of health care infrastructure."

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Mainstreet's Zeke Turner: a disrupting influence on transitional care and beyond by Colin Milner-5553

Mainstreet's Zeke Turner: a disrupting influence on transitional care and beyond by Colin Milner

Every industry needs disrupters-people who challenge the status quo and ask why we operate the way we do. Disrupters drive innovation in their quests to improve things. In seeking to reengineer the customer experience, these individuals will many times inspire change that revolutionizes industries. Their greatest nemeses tend to be those who would benefit most from change, yet who are unprepared to do so because they find it costly and uncomfortable. Yes, disrupters can divide opinion and shake belief systems to their foundations. But they are essential to progress, both in industries and society. So, is Zeke Turner, founder and chief executive officer of Mainstreet®, such a person?

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An INSPIRE-ing vision: how a passion for foot health led to Jim Throneburg's active-aging mission-4969

An INSPIRE-ing vision: how a passion for foot health led to Jim Throneburg's active-aging mission

The recipient of the third annual ICAA INSPIRE Award is making a difference through his commitment to protecting foot health and functional mobility, improving quality of life for older adults, and promoting active aging.

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Billie Jean King rallies support for active aging by Colin Milner-4686

Billie Jean King rallies support for active aging by Colin Milner

American icon, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, social justice advocate, tennis champion and Olympic delegate—these are but a few of the honors and titles given to Billie Jean King over her lifetime. Yet, today I am meeting Billie Jean King, Active Aging Ambassador for Atria Senior Living. And I am here to learn how King is set to help shift perceptions of aging.

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Hubs for older-adult services: changing roles and perceptions of CCRCs in the community by Marilynn Larkin, MA-4681

Hubs for older-adult services: changing roles and perceptions of CCRCs in the community by Marilynn Larkin, MA

The idea of creating a “hub” of services and activities for older adults has surfaced several times in International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) conferences and forums over the past several years, according to Patricia Ryan, ICAA vice president, Education. This article highlights two groups that are turning the concept of a “hub” into action in different ways.

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