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Trends in technology purchases by Patricia Ryan, MS-5893

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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Perspectives: What's happening in technology for aging adults by Liz Seegert-5880

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 need.

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Well Living Lab: Technology yields evidence-based insights on indoor environments by Marilynn Larkin, MA-5875

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-5870

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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The intergenerational imperative: Why we've never needed each other more by Lori K. Bitter, MS-5833

The intergenerational imperative: Why we've never needed each other more by Lori K. Bitter, MS

Intergenerational. It's the hot new buzzword in aging though it's been around for years. It's also steaming hot at a time when ageism is rampant and headlines report workplace warfare between Boomers and Millennials. To be sure, the unrest is real. Boomers lost jobs during the Great Recession and have struggled to earn again at the same rate. Millennials stayed in their parents' homes, not earning enough to launch into an independent adult life. Throw family caregiving for loved ones into the mix and a clear pattern of interdependency begins to be clear. How did we get here? The current picture starts with increases in longevity.

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Recognizing and addressing malnutrition in our communities by Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling, PhD, MPA, Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN, and Mary Walsh, MEd-5804

Recognizing and addressing malnutrition in our communities by Alexandra Lewin-Zwerdling, PhD, MPA, Judy Simon, MS, RD, LDN, and Mary Walsh, MEd

Regular activity is fundamental to healthy aging. Yet so is our diet, and one that lacks key nutrients has an enormous effect on our ability to be active and remain independent. Many studies document the connection between diet and activity, underscoring that the two must work together for us to achieve a healthy lifestyle, especially as we age. Poor diets can increase bone loss, reduce cognitive function, delay recovery times and prolong periods of hospitalization; they can also accelerate loss of muscle mass. ... The state of being poorly nourished, commonly known as malnutrition, remains a prevalent public health problem particularly for older adults. Yet for many aging experts, it goes largely unnoticed.

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