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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.

Strategies to recognize and change ageist beliefs by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News-9163

Strategies to recognize and change ageist beliefs by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News

Views of aging are often unconsciously ageist. A leading psychologist and thought leader on successful aging shares ways to become more aware of unintended ageism and to rethink and shift these beliefs.

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Culture Change

Force for good: Older adults and the impact of intergenerational programs by Terry Kaelber, MPA, and Trent Stamp, MPP-9157

Force for good: Older adults and the impact of intergenerational programs by Terry Kaelber, MPA, and Trent Stamp, MPP

Winner of the prestigious Eisner Prize, this initiative supports, mobilizes and empowers older adults in self-directed project teams to "address important issues and strengthen community life."

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Program profiles

Indoor air quality, part one: Why it matters and how to improve it by Regina Vaicekonyte, MS, WELL AP-9149

Indoor air quality, part one: Why it matters and how to improve it by Regina Vaicekonyte, MS, WELL AP

Awareness has increased in recent years about the health impacts of indoor air quality. Recent survey results reveal consumer insights on the importance of indoor air quality across environments serving older adults. Read on to learn more, plus gain a trio of strategies for cleaner air.

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Environmental wellness

Navigating estrangement through the caregiving journey by Beth Witrogen, MJ-9145

Navigating estrangement through the caregiving journey by Beth Witrogen, MJ

Difficult family dynamics can impact support of loved ones, but quality of care--and life--is possible with professional guidance.

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Gerontology

Closing the wellness gaps by Colin Milner-9139

Closing the wellness gaps by Colin Milner

Research shows overwhelming commitment to wellness as a priority across the active-aging industry. But a lack of clarity about wellness itself may present a barrier to effective implementation.

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Industry development

Hosting a milestone Active Aging Week-9037

Hosting a milestone Active Aging Week

Autumn's arrival typically signals vacations ending, students returning to schools and, for active-aging advocates, celebrating Active Aging Week. The annual observance held in the early fall promotes active, engaged living for adults 50+. The weeklong celebrations taking place October 3-9, 2022, will mark the 20th Annual Active Aging Week. How will your organization participate in--and leverage--this milestone? In settings where missions and business models center on older adults, or where healthy aging is a significant focus, Active Aging Week offers a platform for positive messages and programming that highlight the ability to engage fully in life at any age. At the same time, savvy host organizations realize the opportunities it presents to showcase their services, lifestyles and environments to their communities and neighborhoods.

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ICAA initiatives

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