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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.

Perspectives: What's happening in technology for aging adults by Liz Seegert-5883

Perspectives: What's happening in technology for aging adults by Liz Seegert

It was only 10 years ago that the first Apple iPhone debuted and we could hold a computer in the palm of our hand. In less than a decade, we've developed amazing advances that allow us to experience virtual reality through a pair of glasses, smart chips that track our movements down to a few meters, and integrated health technology that allows a surgeon in California to assist in a complex procedure in Florida. Like the Boomers who helped invent many of these advances, technology is having a huge impact on the active-aging industry. However, some experts say the industry isn't keeping pace with nee

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The future is upon us: Canyon Ranch's Dr. Richard Carmona talks technology by Colin Milner with Jenifer Milner-5879

The future is upon us: Canyon Ranch's Dr. Richard Carmona talks technology by Colin Milner with Jenifer Milner

Author Thomas L. Friedman makes the case in Thank You for Being Late, his recent best-seller, that we are living in an "accelerated" world due to the faster pace of change in the "three largest forces on our planet," including technology--which is growing exponentially. "As a result [of these accelerations], so many aspects of our societies, workplaces and geopolitics are being reshaped and need to be reimagined," he writes. Technological advances offer active-aging proponents new possibilities to promote health and well-being for the 50+ adult and for organizations to implement their missions, goals and business strategies. Professionals in active aging take a deep interest in the types and quantities of technology available for purchase. In common with so many others, however, they also feel greatly confused at times.

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Well Living Lab: Technology yields evidence-based insights on indoor environments by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5876

Well Living Lab: Technology yields evidence-based insights on indoor environments by Marilynn Larkin, MA

Most Journal on Active Aging readers are aware of the wellness benefits of outdoor environments, with easy access to flora, fauna, streams and fountains, meditation and walking paths and other features from nature. ... Much less is known about the power of the indoor environment to affect health and well-being in communities and organizations--and that knowledge is critical, says Dana Pillai, president of Delos Labs, the research arm of New York City-based wellness real estate and technology company Delos.

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The value proposition: Embracing technology for client wellness and business success by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5873

The value proposition: Embracing technology for client wellness and business success by Marilynn Larkin, MA

The International Council on Active Aging is building on insights gathered during the technology-focused 2016 ICAA Forum, as well as the latest research, to keep members up to date on advances relevant to active-aging stakeholders. "Over the past few years, there's been a greater emphasis in society as a whole--and also within our membership--on utilizing technology to improve health and well-being, to streamline the operational side of an organization and to achieve greater success with the business model," says ICAA's founder and CEO, Colin Milner.

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Taking culture change and mission beyond our walls by Kelly A. Stranburg, MEd, EP-C, CSCS-5841

Taking culture change and mission beyond our walls by Kelly A. Stranburg, MEd, EP-C, CSCS

How do we cultivate a culture and integrate it throughout an organization to support vitality and well-being for older adults? At Sharon Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina, we set out on an extensive culture-change journey nearly two years ago, sharing our experiences with Journal on Active Aging readers throughout 2016. The culture-change process, as we discovered, takes time, collaboration, and being open to obstacles. Among the other things we've learned, there are many ways to impart our organization's goal and mission, both internally and externally. Today, our culture-change journey is impacting an operational requirement and thus community outreach to aid many older adults in aging well.

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Changing the Way We Age: ICAA supporters offer meaningful opportunities-5839

Changing the Way We Age: ICAA supporters offer meaningful opportunities

Through programming, environments, products and services, organizations that promote active aging make a difference in people's lives every day. Efforts to support older-adult wellness respond to needs, inspire action and address dreams and expectations of multiple generations-one person at a time. For its 15th anniversary celebrations in 2016, the International Council on Active Aging invited the ICAA Community-members, supporters and allies-to share memorable moments and achievements from their journeys of Changing the Way We Age. The Journal on Active Aging has spotlighted some of these submissions, including the three stories in this issue.

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