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ICAA Issue Brief: ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine: Bridging healthcare and physical activity for older adults-7293

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.-6945

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.

Transforming the way we fund, staff and operate programs to meet Boomers' expectations-6944

Transforming the way we fund, staff and operate programs to meet Boomers' expectations

This report covers three major concepts: funding, staffing, and operating senior living communities,rehabilitation services and corporate wellness programs to best meet the challenges and opportunities presented by the large and unique Baby Boomer generation.

Strategies for utilizing the talent of 50+ workers-6800

Strategies for utilizing the talent of 50+ workers

Reduce labor shortages, reject stereotypes and rethink policies to take advantage of the work ethic, experience and abundance of abilities among people 50 years and older. Policies that recruit and retain experienced workers appeal to staff of all ages. More than 10 strategies support the shift to a multigenerational workforce that can provide critical skills for the business.

Prediabetes: At the crossroads-6733

Prediabetes: At the crossroads

People ages 65 and older are at greater risk of developing prediabetes. Someone with prediabetes, or glucose intolerance, has higher-than-normal blood glucose levels due to an imbalance in the body's metabolism (the process that converts food into energy). Prediabetes is an important health issue, as it signals that a person is on the way to developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Yet many people with prediabetes do not realize they have this condition. The International Council on Active Aging published an issue brief to help increase awareness of prediabetes and give people resources to learn about the condition.

The business case for wellness programs in senior living-6332

The business case for wellness programs in senior living

Updated research and analysis join with commentary from industry experts to define the value of investing in a comprehensive wellness program. Returns on investment come from reputation, revenues, cost savings and resident satisfaction, plus a healthier resident population. Use the 11 points in the business case to develop the program and gain the priority and funding it deserves.

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