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Making the connection between wellness and quality of life by Patricia Ryan, MS

When asked about what’s important as they age, older adults often place “health” and “being independent” at the top of the list, whether the question is asked by financial companies, AARP or university researchers. According to the International Council on Active Aging’s industry research, the health and well-being of residents is the top reason why age-qualified communities invest in lifestyle/wellness programs. So it’s fair to ask: How successful are communities in supporting their residents’ health, independence and overall quality of life?

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