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Mentoring to sharing memories. Green Hills connects Techy Teens with Savvy Seniors-5814

Mentoring to sharing memories. Green Hills connects Techy Teens with Savvy Seniors

At Green Hills Community in West Liberty, Ohio, the focus is on "enriching all seasons of life." The nonprofit, faith-based senior living and care provider offers services for the spectrum of older adults. Residents have the community's support in enhancing multidimensional wellness, with "enriching life experiences" and lifestyles that promote healthy, active living. In 2015, Green Hills introduced the Techy Teens--Savvy Seniors program, which brought high school students and older adults together in an exchange that expanded over time and created relationships and understanding between the generations.

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"Healthy Aging Never Gets Old": A Wellness Institute campaign engages the community

The Wellness Institute in Winnipeg, Canada, “is an important part of the continuum of care—from prevention, to recovery and rehabilitation,” says Executive Director Casie Nishi. A “self-supporting nonprofit organization,” the certified medical fitness facility is part of (or, as it prefers, “powered by”) Seven Oaks General Hospital, an acute-care community hospital serving the northwest region of Manitoba’s capital city. In 2016, its 20th anniversary year, the Institute launched a public awareness campaign whose messages highlighted healthy aging and its benefits to all Winnipeggers.

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"Living well" flourishes with NuStep’s Pinnacle Award winners

An active faith inspires the desire to serve others and contribute to the quality of their lives. The question for the individual or organization is how to do so. For two faith-based recipients of the 2017 NuStep Pinnacle Award, the answer lies in providing services that meet the needs of older adults and support whole-person wellness.

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Moving the bar: Active-aging innovators advance the industry-5734

Moving the bar: Active-aging innovators advance the industry

If "knowledge is power" and "information is king," what is innovation? From small adjustments that improve offerings, to "new ideas, methods or devices" that create new solutions, innovation is change. Innovators not only advance industries; they also sometimes transform them or create new ones. They may even transform the world around them. From brain health to nutrition to technology, the 2016 ICAA Innovators have created approaches to meet the needs of their communities, clients and colleagues and to leverage the opportunities available for everyone.

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BLOOM: Optimizing resident wellness at Sunnyside-5712

BLOOM: Optimizing resident wellness at Sunnyside

Sunnyside Communities has a long history of providing services and living environments that care for the whole person. In 2014, Wellness Director Annie Shaffer and her colleagues at the organization's Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia, launched the BLOOM (Bringing Life Optimizing Opportunities Mainstream) Initiative. They developed the initiative “not just to support and build on our mission, but also to create a person-centered approach that empowered residents to reflect on their personal wellness, understand it, and recognize how it could be nurtured in a way that is most meaningful to them.”

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The Great Technology Divide: Bridging the gap by June C. Hussey-5707

The Great Technology Divide: Bridging the gap by June C. Hussey

The birth of 76 million Baby Boomers between 1946 and 1964 created the largest generation gap of all time in the United States. If you want evidence the gap still exists, just take a peek into the depths of the Great Technology Divide. On the near side stands an army of consumers, mostly Boomers and younger, all a-twitter over their electronic gadgets. On the far side is the generation that technology left behind. Jack Herklotz, information technology director for Watermark Retirement Communities, remembers when he decided to help bridge the divide.

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