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Topic- Rebranding aging

 

ICAA Champion: introducing the City of Salisbury's Jim Binder-5510

ICAA Champion: introducing the City of Salisbury's Jim Binder

For Jim Binder, "active aging means acting as a role model and encouraging others to take responsibility for their health and well-being. And it means being enthusiastic about aging, as well as the possibilities and opportunities that aging brings." The City of Salisbury's coordinator, Wellbeing Programs, encourages people to "challenge stereotypes that both portray older adults through a lens of decline and diminished value and emphasize the 'burdens' of growing old."

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ICAA Champion: introducing Neal Gamsky-5499

ICAA Champion: introducing Neal Gamsky

Dr. Neal Gamsky describes himself as “a high-energy person.” The 84-year-old leads an active life with Irene, his wife of nearly 60 years, at the Touchmark on West Prospect community in Appleton, Wisconsin. ... For Gamsky, active aging “means engaging yourself physically, mentally and emotionally in the community and for yourself.” He also finds that a positive attitude to aging makes a difference. “I’m trying to grow old cheerfully,” Gamsky stresses.

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ICAA Champion: introducing Iowa City Senior Center-5453

ICAA Champion: introducing Iowa City Senior Center

Senior center coordinator Linda Kopping "feels fortunate" to be in Iowa City, Iowa-"a community that supports its older adults in such a positive and noteworthy way." The California-based Milken Institute recently placed Iowa City first on its list of "Best Cities for Successful Aging" (small metro), pointing to numerous enablers of successful aging. Additional community resources include a nationally accredited senior center whose mission is to promote optimal aging.

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ICAA Champion: introducing Kisco's Alex Gerasimov-5354

ICAA Champion: introducing Kisco's Alex Gerasimov

Alex Gerasimov, wellness director at Kisco Senior Living’s BridgePoint at Los Altos community, credits his grandparents with playing an instrumental role in his development. Since he graduated from college in the United States with a degree in health and wellness, Gerasimov has devoted his life to "giving back to seniors and assisting them in living a happy and fulfilling life."

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ICAA Champions: Introducing Victoria Padro-5268

ICAA Champions: Introducing Victoria Padro

Born into a large family, Victoria Padro absorbed from a young age how to cultivate things. "My mother was very creative, and I learned a lot from her, including gardening, sewing, ceramics, and other crafts," reveals Padro. "Since working and being active were instilled in me early, I continue to learn from others and teach myself new things today." As an ICAA Champion, she encourages her peers to cultivate new interests in their daily lives.

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ICAA Champions: introducing Groton Senior Center-4989

ICAA Champions: introducing Groton Senior Center

This New England center became an ICAA Organization Champion "because we strive to promote the positive aspects of aging in everything we do," says supervisor Mary Jo Riley. "We set the example that older adults are an important part of the community by actively hosting and participating in community events," while the center's programs encourage older adults "to get out and be a part of our greater community."

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