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The intergenerational imperative: Why we've never needed each other more by Lori K. Bitter, MS-5833

The intergenerational imperative: Why we've never needed each other more by Lori K. Bitter, MS

Intergenerational. It's the hot new buzzword in aging though it's been around for years. It's also steaming hot at a time when ageism is rampant and headlines report workplace warfare between Boomers and Millennials. To be sure, the unrest is real. Boomers lost jobs during the Great Recession and have struggled to earn again at the same rate. Millennials stayed in their parents' homes, not earning enough to launch into an independent adult life. Throw family caregiving for loved ones into the mix and a clear pattern of interdependency begins to be clear. How did we get here? The current picture starts with increases in longevity.

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Recognizing and addressing malnutrition in our communities by Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling, PhD, MPA, Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN, and Mary Walsh, MEd-5804

Recognizing and addressing malnutrition in our communities by Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling, PhD, MPA, Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN, and Mary Walsh, MEd

Regular activity is fundamental to healthy aging. Yet so is our diet, and one that lacks key nutrients has an enormous effect on our ability to be active and remain independent. Many studies document the connection between diet and activity, underscoring that the two must work together for us to achieve a healthy lifestyle, especially as we age. Poor diets can increase bone loss, reduce cognitive function, delay recovery times and prolong periods of hospitalization; they can also accelerate loss of muscle mass. ... The state of being poorly nourished, commonly known as malnutrition, remains a prevalent public health problem particularly for older adults. Yet for many aging experts, it goes largely unnoticed.

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Lessons learned from benchmarking wellness by Patricia Ryan, MS, and Colin Milner-5800

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-5796

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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Framing the value of wellness staff-5771

Framing the value of wellness staff

Every day, which staff members interact with clients and residents of all functional abilities, in all types of living situations? The staff members who make those daily contacts are likely in the café or dining room, and in the wellness lifestyle areas: activities/engagement, fitness, recreation. The wellness workforce has the capacity to inspire and help so many. Doesn’t it make sense that they are critical to realizing the organization’s mission? The publication of the International Council on Active Aging’s Return on Investment (ROI) in Wellness Staff report spotlights the important role staffing has in developing and maintaining an effective wellness program.

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A year in review: ICAA celebrates the past, plans the future-5725

A year in review: ICAA celebrates the past, plans the future

October 1 marked two important occasion: the International Day of Older Persons and the anniversary of the founding of the International Council on Active Aging in 2001. Over the 15 years since ICAA's launch, many changes have taken place. As a leader in promoting the values of active aging--older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness--you have been the change agent for showing that age is not a barrier, but an asset. ICAA is honored to provide programs for your education and opportunities for you to promote your ideas and services. In 2016, your membership helped ICAA to spread the message of active aging and support you in your work.

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