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Innovative efforts fuel new options-6230

Innovative efforts fuel new options

Growth. It's what active aging is all about. For those who embrace it, active aging embodies the life-affirming philosophy that, at any age, people can engage in life as fully as possible within the multiple dimensions of wellness. It's a journey steeped in learning and growth. Active-aging professionals and organizations are also on this journey. Each year, they synthesize what they know--from formal/informal learning and on-the-ground experience--and what they have recently discovered into new wellness opportunities for older adults. Knowledge combines with creativity and passion in efforts that advance research, concepts, practices, programs and environments. To encourage this momentum toward growth, the International Council on Active Aging invites applications for its annual ICAA Innovators Awards. ICAA presents these awards each year to those in the industry who are leading the way, setting new standards, and making a difference in the lives of older adults. The program exists to recognize excellence and creativity in the industry.

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Research writes the business case for wellness. With: The National Benchmarks Report 2017: Executive Summary-6218

Research writes the business case for wellness. With: The National Benchmarks Report 2017: Executive Summary

Animated discussion heats up a conference room as the value of the wellness lifestyle program is questioned by residents, board members, and a weary chief financial officer who burnt the midnight oil to balance the community's budget for the next six months. In a different office, architects and builders balancing square footage with revenue debate the quantity of lifestyle programming and staff needed to attract residents to a new development (after all, there's already a clubhouse). Are staffed wellness programs with lots of variety worth the money? Three years of data from the ICAA/ProMatura Wellness Benchmarks answer that question with a simple--and loud--yes!

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A year in review: ICAA moves in new directions in 2017-6213

A year in review: ICAA moves in new directions in 2017

In 2016, milestones aplenty gave the International Council on Active Aging cause to celebrate and give thanks--most particularly, for the support and efforts of the ICAA community--and to get ready for a new era of "Changing the Way We Age." The association that promotes active aging blazed its way through 2017 with developments to help the industry grow and organizations and professionals to flourish.

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"Changing the Way We Age": Members of ICAA's community share highlights

As summer came to a close last year, the International Council on Active Aging invited our community of members, supporters and allies to look back over 15 years of Changing the Way We Age. We urged you to help us not only celebrate all we've accomplished together, but also to recognize your achievements as individual organizations, teams and professionals. Well, your stories and photographs soon started arriving. You shared your highlights and your experiences from active-aging journeys--from the touching and thoughtful, to the joyous and triumphant. You delighted us, moved us, amazed and inspired us. Thank you to everyone who sent submissions. It's been a privilege to publish these accounts in the Journal on Active Aging over the past year. This issue shares six final submissions.

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Trends in technology purchases by Patricia Ryan, MS-5892

Trends in technology purchases by Patricia Ryan, MS

In the active-aging industry, there are two sides to every story. One point of view is that of 50+ consumers who seek the products and services that are compatible with their lifestyles or needs. The other side of the story is voiced by professionals who provide those products and services in all types of locations--senior living communities and private homes, apartments and parks, community centers and clubs. Awareness of the interests of the 50+ consumer was high among the professionals who answered the ICAA Active-Aging Industry Development Survey earlier this year. The consensus, when the ICAA team looked at trends, was that Boomers and technology are top of mind.

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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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