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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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De Hogeweyk: A "dementia village" integrates living, well-being and health by Colin Milner and Jenifer Milner

The spark began over 20 years ago at Hogewey care center in Weesp, a town of some 18,000 people in the Netherlands. In November 1992, along with a former director, Hogewey’s Yvonne van Amerongen and Jannette Spiering started talking about how to create a different kind of environment for older adults with severe dementia--one that would engage individuals and support quality of life.

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Big picture questions to inspire your blue-sky thinking by Patricia Ryan, MS-5702

Big picture questions to inspire your blue-sky thinking by Patricia Ryan, MS

The framework of wellness dimensions has proven to be a valuable structure for supporting the philosophy of active aging. It is an appealing approach--one readily embraced from the start by the individuals and organizations that joined the International Council on Active Aging. But where was the framework to implement the active-aging philosophy within organizations, and within the lives of older adults? Through the years, ICAA has worked to provide that structure. First, by assuming that the diverse organizations providing services for older adults shared similar goals and formed a de facto active-aging industry. Second, by defining that industry. ICAA has gathered the thoughts of many people working in the industry through surveys, work groups and think tanks. The result? A combination of facts and forward-looking perspectives that provide a springboard for thinking about the next decade.

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Preparing for the Decade of Healthy Aging, 2020-2030: An International Council on Active Aging Call to Action-5696

Preparing for the Decade of Healthy Aging, 2020-2030: An International Council on Active Aging Call to Action

What does the Decade of Healthy Aging mean to our industry?We have a new global model, one to grasp, where the definition of healthy aging is based in each individual’s functional ability--to live fully, with more ability than disability. Expectations of longer lives are changing. We have the opportunity to lead the charge.

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ICAA: Celebrating 15 years of progress by Liz Seegert-5694

ICAA: Celebrating 15 years of progress by Liz Seegert

Has it been 15 years already? When the International Council on Active Aging launched in 2001--just a mere two weeks after September 11--few people beyond early advocates and adopters had ever heard of active aging. In this interview, ICAA's founder shares association achievements, trends and changes in the active-aging industry, and thoughts about the future.

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The future of technology for active aging-5662

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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