ICAA Forum, May 2021: Wellness attracts the middle-income market
New models are needed to meet the expectations and needs of people in the “middle income” range, who will look for value first, then the lifestyle they seek in a community for older adults. Framed by the dimensions of wellness, changes to the lifestyle opportunities, dining, built environment and integration into the larger community are detailed. Revenue opportunities and market potential are discussed.
Future-proof your senior living community
The next models of senior living need to be future-proofed, meaning the philosophy and infrastructure of the organization are built for resilience, able to withstand the stresses that will inevitably impact operations.
To prioritize the issues, the ICAA report "Future-proof your senior living community" focuses on four areas that are key to all organizations:
• The built and unbuilt environment
• Technology integration
• Workforce quality, growth and retention
• Wellness culture and lifestyle
Creating your blueprint for a wellness-based community
The following recommendations are intended to provide a general guide to help organizations create the tailored blueprints they'll need to move themselves-and the industry-forward as the wellness-based model becomes increasingly important to our businesses and society as a whole.
ICAA Issue Brief: ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine: Bridging healthcare and physical activity for older adults
Edited by Dr. Mary E. Sanders, FACSM, ICAA advisor and managing editor of the Journal on Active Aging, and Robyn A. Stuhr, ACSM's vice president for Exercise is Medicine, the issue brief features experts from the initiative's Older Adult Committee. Topics range from creating activity-friendly communities and cities, to creating function focused care for frail older adults. ICAA thanks everyone involved in the collaboration for their efforts to bring this project to fruition.
The modern elder: Re-thinking roles and preparing for action.
The ICAA Fall Forum 2018 provided participants the opportunity to understand the challenges of midlife and retirement and to develop relevant, actionable ideas to meet the challenges facing families and aging adults. Chip Conley shared his insight into the development of a "Modern Elder" and the creation of the Modern Elder Academy. Dr. Ken Dychtwald energized participants to brainstorm together and develop new ideas and solutions to some of the most critical issues facing the aging industry.