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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.

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Middle Management from the Top Down: a program to support healthy weight management by Terry Eckmann, PhD, and Catherine Solie, BA-4903

Middle Management from the Top Down: a program to support healthy weight management by Terry Eckmann, PhD, and Catherine Solie, BA

As the population ages, there is a growing need for innovative programming for healthy weight management. Middle Management from the Top Down is a turnkey program that gives active-aging professionals the tools they need to create an effective educational program.

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Changing lifestyle behaviors: three approaches that work by Marilynn Larkin, MA-4783

Changing lifestyle behaviors: three approaches that work by Marilynn Larkin, MA

Behavior change is difficult for anyone at any age, and older adults are no exception. The journal Modern Healthcare reported on a working paper that documented what many people already know from experience: Knowledge alone is a poor motivator. In this article, three experts share behavior-change strategies to promote better health, well-being and quality of life among older adults.

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How to successfully onboard a fitness professional by Bethany Garrity, MS, HFS-4354

How to successfully onboard a fitness professional by Bethany Garrity, MS, HFS

If you haven’t been thinking about how to enhance the fitness opportunities for your clientele, you may be behind the times. Equipping senior living communities and neighborhood community centers with state-of-the art wellness centers and other related amenities is today’s reality. Finding qualified and passionate fitness professionals to work with your members or residents can be very rewarding, but it can also be a challenge.

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ICAA's top 10 articles on leadership-1420

ICAA's top 10 articles on leadership

Throughout the International Council on Active Aging’s 10th Anniversary year, the Journal on Active Aging® (JAA) plans to dip into the ICAA archives to highlight some articles from ICAA publications. Each issue will feature a “top 10” list of articles on a specific topic, all available to ICAA members in the association’s extensive online library. In this issue, the editors have focused on leadership. Articles in this category explore “skills for managers; skills for teaching classes and working with clients.”

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Ageism hides in plain sight by Kathy Sporre, CSA-1386

Ageism hides in plain sight by Kathy Sporre, CSA

I recently attended a Marketing and Membership Committee meeting for our senior center in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, that had on the agenda changing the center’s name to something ageless—something without senior in it or any other word that might be viewed negatively by those ages 55 years and better. The premise for changing our name was that people known as Baby Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, are simply not identifying with the word senior. We feel a name change is a strategy we could use to attract the younger older adult, starting at age 55, and increase our membership. It’s a strategy many centers across North America have already tackled.

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Five steps to create an out-of-the-box vision for your project by Ross A. Jones, AIA, NCARB-1346

Five steps to create an out-of-the-box vision for your project by Ross A. Jones, AIA, NCARB

Crabbing may be one of the most dangerous jobs of all. But crabbers have it easy in one respect: They don’t have to mind their catch. That’s because if one crab starts to climb out of the crab box, the other crabs will pull it back in.

For a variety of reasons, businesses can act as crabs in the box do. Safety in numbers is probably near the top of the list of fear-motivated reasons. (As a Japanese saying goes, “The nail that sticks out gets pounded down.”) Alas, self-preservation and avoiding discomfort are other reasons we can add to the list of reasons to keep a low profile. Perhaps you’ve heard the expression, “One step ahead, you are a leader; two steps ahead, you are a target.” It’s an art, or at least an imprecise science, to know the line that separates the two.

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