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Ortrude White: A community learns the power of participation by Lisa Kiely, BFA, CPT, CAD, CEHA-6508

Ortrude White: A community learns the power of participation by Lisa Kiely, BFA, CPT, CAD, CEHA

As an active-aging strategist at Lenbrook, a Georgia life-plan community in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, I work with my team to plan and coordinate events with and for our residents. Many of these events involve unique performances, special lectures or interesting activities that I always try to capture on film or video. One day in 2016, when my scheduled photographer did not show up, I asked Lenbrook resident Myles Smith, an accomplished photographer, to help out. Little did I know this simple request would, in time, make a meaningful difference in the lives of Myles and his wife Ortrude, as well as to our community.

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Aging with grace: Jane Friedman models a wonderful way to live by Maestro David Dworkin, MA-6328

Aging with grace: Jane Friedman models a wonderful way to live by Maestro David Dworkin, MA

I am honored and humbled to have served as an ICAA Master Champion since 2011. Through my national and international travels presenting the Conductorcise program, I champion ICAA's mission of "Changing The Way We Age." I have had the opportunity to meet elders across the ranges of age and health status--all amazing human beings in their own unique ways. And as I converse with those in their 80s, 90s, and 100 and beyond, I find they have many commonalities that make them all champions in successful aging. In December 2017 I viewed a YouTube video featuring Jane Friedman, a resident of R.H. Myers Apartments at Menorah Park, Beachwood, Ohio, whose attitude inspired me. In the video Jane sings a Hilarious Song about Getting Old. I felt compelled to reach out.

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ICAA Champion: Introducing Bruce Brown-5728

ICAA Champion: Introducing Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown "is a living testament to the power and potential of the human spirit," says Atria Senior Living’s Gigi Mauter. Brown, who will turn 80 next year, moved to Atria's community in San Juan Capistrano, California, in 1994. A stroke five years earlier had left him completely paralyzed on the right side of his body and unable to speak or walk. He was 52 years old at the time. "Bruce's passion for life, even in the midst of great loss, is an inspiration to those struggling under the weight of life's blows and challenges," states Mauter.

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ICAA Champion: Introducing On Top of the World Communities-5705

ICAA Champion: Introducing On Top of the World Communities

Set amid the rolling hills and thoroughbred horse farms of Ocala in Marion County, Florida, On Top of the World Communities is home to approximately 9,000 adults ages 55 and older. The 13,000-acre community, part of the Circle Square cattle ranch, caters to the active adult with more than 410,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor amenity space. Fitness Director Cammy Dennis and her team “are tasked with bringing this space to life.” Dennis believes that “aging actively is about embracing a lifestyle that allows someone to look and move forward.”

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ICAA Champion: introducing Caroline Deinema-5681

ICAA Champion: introducing Caroline Deinema

“It’s been a life of opportunities, blessings, adventures and good health,” observes Caroline Deinema, a resident of Touchmark at All Saints in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and role model for leading a full life. Deinema encourages her friends and other Touchmark residents to stay active and social as well, for a healthy, enriching life.

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ICAA Champion: introducing Barbara Wilkerson-5644

ICAA Champion: introducing Barbara Wilkerson

With "a smile for everyone," Barbara Wilkerson is "a vibrant part" of the community at Atria Mableton, a property located in Austell, Georgia, on the outskirts of Atlanta. The Atria Senior Living community is one of five owned and operated in the Peach State by the Louisville, Kentucky-based provider. To promote a fulfilling life for residents, the community offers Atria’s Engage Life program. Wilkerson is a role model for engaged living.

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