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Living well at 100: insights into the lives of today's centenarians-1510

Living well at 100: insights into the lives of today's centenarians

A new survey in the United States paints a cultural portrait of 100 people turning 100 years or older in 2012, with results that upend ageist stereotypes of the oldest-old. UnitedHealthcare’s seventh annual 100@100 Survey provides anecdotal insight into the lives and lifestyles of centenarians, and shows that these respondents are nearly as active—physically and socially—as adults half their age.


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How well do you know the older-adult market?-1500

How well do you know the older-adult market?

As an active-aging professional, you strive to create environments, programs and services that support older adults in leading full, active and healthy lives. To ensure offerings resonate with your customers and meet their needs, it is vital for you to know the market. Newly compiled statistics from the United States Census Bureau offer a current and concise profile of older Americans. Carry on reading to bring yourself up to date—and see how well you know the market.


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The active-aging landscape: trends in wellness center equipment and development by Patricia Ryan, MS-1345

The active-aging landscape: trends in wellness center equipment and development by Patricia Ryan, MS

Organizations that embrace the concepts of whole-person wellness seek to integrate the philosophy throughout their operations. That integration includes making each staff member an ambassador for the wellness program, educating clients on the benefits and opportunities of an active lifestyle, and creating an attitude that reinforces “we’re all in this together.” Yet, when it comes time to implement a wellness culture, the philosophy must take a tangible form on strategic planning agendas and in operational plans.

The tangibles of wellness need a home within an organization. That home may be a single or multiple departments, with one or more staff members responsible for implementation. There are job descriptions to write and performance objectives to monitor. Plus, expenses and revenue must be placed somewhere on one or more budgets.


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Active aging industry outlook-1280

Active aging industry outlook

Today’s generations of people 65 years and older in the United States and Canada are healthier and living longer that any generation in the past. Right behind them are the Baby Boomers—today in their 40s, 50s and 60s—a group of startling size and diversity that likewise will experience longevity.

How will society react when such a large portion of the population is middle-aged or older? What are the implications of the oldest ages being the fastest-growing population segment?


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Survey offers a portrait of centenarians-979

Survey offers a portrait of centenarians

What are the keys to longevity? A recent poll of 100 centenarians suggests the answer is staying connected to family, friends and current events.

The third annual Evercare 100@100 Survey shifts conventional stereotypes on aging by revealing that some of the oldest Americans are using the latest technologies to keep up and stay close—talking on cell phones, sending emails, “Googling” lost acquaintances, surfing Wikipedia and online dating. Conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Media, the survey provides a cultural portrait of 100 Americans turning 100 or older in 2008. This research provides anecdotal insight into the lives and lifestyles of centenarians—one of the fastest-growing segments of the population.


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Shaping the spa sector: trends for 2009-977

Shaping the spa sector: trends for 2009

The global spa industry’s growth and resiliency throughout 2008 has been fueled by important new ideas in the spa world about health, wellness, fitness, beauty, design and cuisine, according to SpaFinder, a New York-based global spa resource. Despite a turbulent economy, the organization believes 2009 will prove no exception, with the industry continuing to innovate to attract and serve clients.


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