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Wellness Works: promoting healthy lifestyles for Freedom Senior Management employees-5629

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.

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Walking Bingo: A Peoples Health program motivates older adults to move-5596

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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Clermont College of Creative Life: Lifelong learning flourishes at Clermont Park-5591

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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NuStep's Pinnacle Award winners create cultures of possibility-5588

NuStep's Pinnacle Award winners create cultures of possibility

Wellness is intentional. It’s the result of individuals making choices that help them to grow, enhance health and well-being, and live as fully and vibrantly as possible at any age. A commitment to wellness transforms lives. A culture of wellness transforms organizations. NuStep Inc., whose vision is Transforming Lives, encourages older-adult organizations to adopt and integrate whole-person wellness into their programming and throughout their companies to create cultures that support healthy, active, successful aging. The equipment manufacturer spotlights exceptional efforts with its annual NuStep Pinnacle Award.

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Atria El Camino Gardens: Good Samaritans reach out to make a difference-5560

Atria El Camino Gardens: Good Samaritans reach out to make a difference

At Atria El Camino Gardens in Carmichael, California, residents feel the need to make a difference in the lives of neighbors in the community-at-large. That desire to contribute to others led the community to start the Atria El Camino Gardens Good Samaritan Outreach program in 2013. ... "Our residents are people of action and service," comments Engage Life Director Staci Weisz. "Our job is to facilitate their goals and support them as they continue to learn, grow and make a difference.”

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Brain Waves: Cultivating brain health at Asbury Methodist Village-5508

Brain Waves: Cultivating brain health at Asbury Methodist Village

Escalating resident interest in brain health led Asbury Methodist Village to launch a program in 2013 called "Brain Waves." This program educates participants about brain health and how to cultivate it. "We weren’t sure how Brain Waves would be received," admits Wellness Associate and Brain Fitness Facilitator Susan Grotenhuis. "But the residents have embraced it, and it's opened up the path for other brain-fitness initiatives."

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