0
What's new: ICAA infographics series now available.

Articles

Search by topic

The Journal on Active Aging brings articles of value to professionals dedicated to older-adult quality of life. Content sweeps across the active-aging landscape to focus on education and practice. Find articles of interest by searching the article archives in three ways: Enter a keyword in the articles search bar; click on search by topic; or type a keyword or phrase in the general search bar at the top of the page.

Topic- Industry development

 

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.

more

Industry development

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.

more

Industry development

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?

more

Industry development

Inspiring wellness for a better future-5585

Inspiring wellness for a better future

"Changing the Way We Age" - it’s the goal of the more than 10,000 organizations that embrace the active-aging philosophy as members of the International Council on Active Aging. Founded in 2001, ICAA leads, connects and defines a maturing industry with a dynamic belief in the potential of aging. Members offer supportive environments and on-the-ground programs and services to encourage individuals—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or health—to engage fully in life. In November 2015, the ICAA Forum created a vision for the future in which a culture of wellness supports people of all ages in living well.

more

Industry development

2015: ICAA's year in review-5552

2015: ICAA's year in review

At the end of the year, many of us tend to look back and perhaps see what wasn't done-in our workplaces or our industry-and then start writing a to-do list for the next year. Yet there is also value when we recall what was accomplished, and what succeeded. What were the elements that made our initiatives or programs or organizations achieve a goal? How can we repeat those factors? As 2015 draws to an end, it's a good time to review what you-our members and allies-and the International Council on Active Aging® accomplished.

more

Industry development

"Step It Up!" The Surgeon General embraces walking and walkability

Active-aging professionals look for opportunities to help the people they serve improve their health. So, too, does the United States Surgeon General. One tool at his disposal is the Call to Action, “a science-based document to stimulate action nationwide to solve a major public health problem.” Issued on September 9, 2015, the Surgeon General’s new call to action aims to address the public health challenges of chronic disease. The solution—and the focus of the document—is walking.

more

Industry development

Total items: 58

icaa 100 members