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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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Living longer younger: The Canyon Ranch Way by Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS-5971

Living longer younger: The Canyon Ranch Way by Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS

Canyon Ranch began as an aspiration to our founders, Mel and Enid Zuckerman, almost 40 years ago. Pioneers of the transformative wellness destination concept, the Zuckermans created an organization that has impacted the lives of millions... Today, Canyon Ranch stands as a premier global brand for destination health resorts, with the pursuit of optimal wellness accomplished in thriving, fun (and, yes, luxurious) environments. ... Like Canyon Ranch, the International Council on Active Aging has become the convener of thought leaders around healthy active aging. Our team is excited about our partnership with ICAA and the opportunity to write a column for the Journal on Active Aging since there is a unique synergy between our two organizations.

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The future is upon us: Canyon Ranch's Dr. Richard Carmona talks technology by Colin Milner with Jenifer Milner-5877

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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A learning opportunity: What the Golden State Warriors can teach us by Sara Kyle, PhD-5831

A learning opportunity: What the Golden State Warriors can teach us by Sara Kyle, PhD

The relationship between the Golden State Warriors basketball team and Silicon Valley venture capitalists may be news to you. That is, unless you are a fan of the Oakland-based team or in the technology venture-capitalist world of Northern California. Interestingly, many fans know the players, the stats and the winning seasons, but they do not know the details of the Warriors' journey to become one of the best teams in the National Basketball Association. Given where the team is now-league champions in 2015 and 2017 and third most valuable NBA franchise this year-this backstory makes a great read for people who like to examine the business side of organizations. So what does the Warriors' story offer those who work in active-aging settings, particularly senior living and long-term care? While there may be multiple learning opportunities, the overarching takeaway is simple. Leadership.

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De Hogeweyk: A "dementia village" integrates living, well-being and health by Colin Milner and Jenifer Milner

The spark began over 20 years ago at Hogewey care center in Weesp, a town of some 18,000 people in the Netherlands. In November 1992, along with a former director, Hogewey’s Yvonne van Amerongen and Jannette Spiering started talking about how to create a different kind of environment for older adults with severe dementia--one that would engage individuals and support quality of life.

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Memory & Company: A 'private health club/social club/spa' for people with memory loss by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5698

Memory & Company: A 'private health club/social club/spa' for people with memory loss by Marilynn Larkin, MA

Cofounded by Ashley Kwong and her husband Victor, Memory & Company is a “private health club/social club/spa” for people with memory loss. In this interview for the Journal on Active Aging, Kwong shares her vision--a holistic approach to adult day care in an upscale environment where participants are valued and encouraged to socialize and stay active. She also reveals how she transformed that vision into reality.

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Communities for people: How Willow Valley Communities meets the “I’m not ready” challenge by Colin Milner-5676

Communities for people: How Willow Valley Communities meets the “I’m not ready” challenge by Colin Milner

At Willow Valley Communities (WVC) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the average resident age is 75.6 years—years younger than the industry average. WVC encompasses two life-plan campuses, featuring a range of townhomes, single-family and duplex villas, apartments and skilled nursing suites. Its newest neighborhood, Providence Park, has an average entry age of 69.8 years. On a recent trip to WVC, I sat down with CEO John G. Swanson to learn more about the organization’s latest development—an intergenerational clubhouse—and how it and other elements of WVC’s properties and programming contribute to a lower resident age.

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