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Taming the elephant in the room

"Now what? I’m sure many of us have spoken these two words frequently over the course of the pandemic, whether in response to the inconsistent messaging around COVID-19, mask use, physical distancing and sanitation practices, vaccine safety and effectiveness, or steps to close/open the economy. Knowledge has evolved along with the pandemic. Many times, though, uncertainty has left us with more questions than answers, giving rise to a wave of anxiety throughout the world. So, it should be no surprise that in organizations where employees have worked from home, we face a significant amount of “reentry anxiety” if we ask them to reenter the workplace."

June is Wound Healing Awareness Month: A time for increased understanding and nutrition action

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Older Americans Month: A time to tackle food insecurity

"Communities of Strength is this year’s theme for Older Americans Month. There are many ways to build community strength. Tackling the growing food insecurity among older adults is foundational to achieving active aging and wellness. "

A comprehensive federal agenda for older adult nutrition can help support active aging

"With National Nutrition Month concluding in March, now is a good time to focus on nutrition overall and the challenges older adults can face to access nutritious food. Active aging is very difficult to achieve without proper nutrition; malnutrition can lead to a higher risk of falls and to loss of muscle mass (also known as sarcopenia), a big concern for the aging population."

Tao of Lifestyle Growth Part 4: Engagement

"How do you define that buzz word “engagement”? We all know the text-book definition…simply the act of participating or being involved but on a deeper level, what does that really mean? How do you make engagement meaningful and have the greatest impact on the wellbeing of individuals working and living in the community?"

Tao of Lifestyle Growth Part 3: Powerful Communication

"Words matter. In his book How Full Is Your Bucket, author and researcher Tom Rath suggests that every interaction with another person either fills that person’s bucket with positivity or dips out of the bucket and spreads negativity."

Physical activity and good nutrition important for vaccine response

"The availability of vaccines for COVID-19 is a welcome relief for older adult communities continuing to battle the global pandemic. As you work to schedule and communicate about vaccine clinics, remember to reinforce the importance of physical activity and good nutrition to support vaccine effectiveness. Here’s why. "

The Tao of Lifestyle Growth Part one Kaizen: Small Steps

"Tao or dao is a Chinese word signifying the way, path, route or road. Masterpiece Living will be offering a four-part blog series on “The Tao of Lifestyle Growth,” discussing coaching and its role in senior living. "

The Tao of Lifestyle Growth PART TWO Artful Listening

"Tao or dao is a Chinese word signifying the way, path, route or road. Masterpiece Living will be offering a four-part blog series on “The Tao of Lifestyle Growth,” discussing coaching and its role in senior living. "

US Healthy People 2030 includes goals for older adults

"The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released Healthy People 2030, (https://health.gov/healthypeople) which sets “data-driven national objectives to improve health and well-being over the next decade.”"

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