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"Good stewards": Residents and staff protect the Earth at Meridian Village

At Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Illinois, eco-conscious residents and team members embrace a trio of initiatives that reduce consumption, conserve resources and support environmentally sustainable practices. One of these initiatives features table-to-garden recycling to prevent food waste. Volunteers enjoy a nature-based activity-and a sense of purpose-as they tend the garden and grow food to use in the Lutheran Senior Services community.

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Steady for Life's Steady & Sharp Brain Carnival educates participants about brain health-5649

Steady for Life's Steady & Sharp Brain Carnival educates participants about brain health

Building Blocks for Healthy, Graceful Aging”--that’s the tagline inscribed on the logo of Steady for Life Inc., a charitable nonprofit organization located in Huntsville, Alabama. Nurturing those building blocks is the driving passion of the organization’s founders. Steady for Life “was started by four senior-fitness instructors and a healthcare marketeer who wanted to make a difference in the lives of older adults in a physical, emotional and social way,” says Executive Director Kim Davis. Its primary mission involves “equipping mature adults with strength, flexibility and balance techniques to diminish the risk of falls." The company also offers “social activities, travel opportunities, health seminars, screenings and special programs to help clients maintain independence, happiness and lasting friendships.” One such offering is the Steady & Sharp Brain Carnival.

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Wellness Works: promoting healthy lifestyles for Freedom Senior Management employees-5628

Wellness Works: promoting healthy lifestyles for Freedom Senior Management employees

Freedom Senior Management has a history that spans decades. For over 30 years, "the executive leadership have been active in the senior living industry as owners, marketers, developers and operators of independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities," reveals Chief Operating Officer Gail Chase. The Sarasota, Florida-based organization currently has ... "a total employee population of over 500." Freedom embraces employee wellness as essential to resident wellness, states Jennifer Walker, director of human resources and organization development.
"We recognize that in order to promote wellness among residents in our communities, we must embrace the value of looking after ourselves and our families."

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Walking Bingo: A Peoples Health program motivates older adults to move-5595

Walking Bingo: A Peoples Health program motivates older adults to move

Creative ideas and approaches contribute to the success of Peoples Health as it strives “to provide high quality, cost-effective healthcare services” to its health plan members. "We also place a lot of emphasis on healthy, united communities," comments Director of Community Relations Leslie Louviere Keen. Walking Bingo is among the free programs the company offers to older adults who live in the community. Launched in March 2014, the program blends the classic game with physical activity to foster active play, motivating sedentary older adults to exercise.

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Innovative approaches win ICAA awards-5594

Innovative approaches win ICAA awards

Across the active-aging spectrum, organizations bolster clients in living well with opportunities and environments to support their efforts. Innovative ideas may open new avenues to improved wellness and quality of life. The International Council on Active Aging highlights excellence and creativity in active aging with its ICAA Innovators Awards program. The 2015 awards honor those that lead the way, set new standards, and make a difference in the lives of adults over 50.

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Clermont College of Creative Life: Lifelong learning flourishes at Clermont Park-5589

Clermont College of Creative Life: Lifelong learning flourishes at Clermont Park

The Clermont College of Creative Life has invited Clermont Park residents, employees and family members for the past two years to share their knowledge and experience with each other by teaching courses. Begun in June 2014 “as a way to enhance our culture of inclusiveness, lifelong learning and successful aging,” this educational initiative engages and empowers individuals across the continuum of care.

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