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Inspired leadership: Transforming yourself and others with passion and purpose by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5778

Inspired leadership: Transforming yourself and others with passion and purpose by Marilynn Larkin, MA

While few businesses or marketers had heard of active aging 15 years ago, much has happened since to shape the global arena. Health, culture, business, marketing and practically anything aging related have experienced a sea change. Like its audience, the active-aging sector is maturing. What lies ahead? Thought leaders in the aging sphere share viewpoints, ideas and advice, along with their outlooks on the future of active aging.

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The future of technology for active aging-5664

The future of technology for active aging

Technology is developed to solve a problem, enhance productivity, deliver a service or entertain. There are a multitude of options, advanced by the widespread availability of computers, the Internet and cellular networks. Medical technology is used to provide more efficient care; assistive technology helps people function independently in everyday life; productivity technology, like software for accounting and word processing, is a given in many businesses; and healthy living technologies, such as pedometers or the apps that track dietary goals, are widely used. It is clear that there are many technologies to choose from, but it is less certain how technology will impact quality of life for older adults, and how it will benefit the services of organizations that provide wellness opportunities, health care and housing. Does technology solve problems or enhance productivity? Will it make life better—or more confusing?

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“Home of the Future”: Challenging ideas about the delivery of care-5661

“Home of the Future”: Challenging ideas about the delivery of care

International architecture and design firm ThomsonAdsett developed an interactive, fully operational “Home of the Future,” which they displayed at the ACSA/International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging joint conference in September 2015, held in Perth. The 20x20-ft. model combines the latest healthcare innovations from around the world—all “integrated into one neat package,” according to Tieran Kimber, managing director of ThomsonAdsett’s studio in Victoria, Australia.

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Improving the dining experience for older adults by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5505

Improving the dining experience for older adults by Marilynn Larkin, MA

When it comes to dining, change is not only "in the air"—it's very much happening on the ground in older-adult communities, according to recent research. A 2015 report, "The Senior Living Dining Evolution," by Senior Housing News states that dining "… has become a major differentiator for operators both in marketing to prospective residents and their family members, and in providing a strong quality of life for those at all stages of care." The Journal on Active Aging recently spoke to representatives from several organizations that have been transforming their residents’ dining options and experiences in recent years.

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Trends in the physical environments for active living-5415

Trends in the physical environments for active living

In this special section of the Journal on Active Aging, discover award-winning designs in three focus areas for community remodeling and construction: dining spaces, outdoor spaces, and spaces that support functional ability.

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Inside the buildings: Research highlights wellness opportunities by Patricia Ryan, MS-5408

Inside the buildings: Research highlights wellness opportunities by Patricia Ryan, MS

The buildings are in place, the grass is cut, and a person at the front door greets arrivals. The structures provide the settings, but what will an older adult find when she or he walks through the front door? ... To answer this question, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) gathered information from its members and associated network through two recent surveys.

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