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Ageless communities: One approach to transforming senior living by Marilynn Larkin, MA-6499

Ageless communities: One approach to transforming senior living by Marilynn Larkin, MA

Cross-generational programming is fast becoming an important way to connect older adults in senior living with the broader community, thereby enhancing wellness for all participants and helping to overcome ageist stereotypes. ... Yet, whether older adults are brought into the larger community to participate in such programs, or young people visit senior living communities for an event, for the most part, older participants return to age-restricted residences at the end of the day. As Paul Irving, chairman of Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, Santa Monica, California, has cautioned, the current model must change in order to attract new customers. The question that many forward-thinking providers and developers grapple with is how best to transform their models to embrace change. For some seniors centers wrestling with a similar challenge, one approach has been to remove age restrictions, creating an environment that breaks down barriers and welcomes everyone.

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'ICAA B2B Snapshot Report: Nutrition needs in senior living-6405

'ICAA B2B Snapshot Report: Nutrition needs in senior living

There was a time when food simply filled our need for energy, sustenance and social experiences. Today, food is recognized as much more because of its impact on our physical and cognitive health and performance--no matter our age. This knowledge, driven by science, has seen the messages about food choices for healthy eating widely promoted in the United States. To discover more about the knowledge of healthy eating among residents in senior living, and to learn how food services are delivered, the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has conducted a brief survey of members and associates throughout the United States. Responses to the ICAA B2B Snapshot Survey illuminate nutrition needs in senior living and how organizations are addressing them. This article presents some research highlights.

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Research writes the business case for wellness. With: The National Benchmarks Report 2017: Executive Summary-6219

Research writes the business case for wellness. With: The National Benchmarks Report 2017: Executive Summary

Animated discussion heats up a conference room as the value of the wellness lifestyle program is questioned by residents, board members, and a weary chief financial officer who burnt the midnight oil to balance the community's budget for the next six months. In a different office, architects and builders balancing square footage with revenue debate the quantity of lifestyle programming and staff needed to attract residents to a new development (after all, there's already a clubhouse). Are staffed wellness programs with lots of variety worth the money? Three years of data from the ICAA/ProMatura Wellness Benchmarks answer that question with a simple--and loud--yes!

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A year in review: ICAA moves in new directions in 2017-6214

A year in review: ICAA moves in new directions in 2017

In 2016, milestones aplenty gave the International Council on Active Aging cause to celebrate and give thanks--most particularly, for the support and efforts of the ICAA community--and to get ready for a new era of "Changing the Way We Age." The association that promotes active aging blazed its way through 2017 with developments to help the industry grow and organizations and professionals to flourish.

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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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