Social Isolation, Transportation Access, and Optimism

Posted by David Sax on December 10, 2019

The impact of social isolation and loneliness on populations of older adults and people with disabilities has received a great deal of attention in the news and from institutions in recent years.

Currently, one quarter of our aging population and one half of those living with physical and cognitive disabilities report living lives in unwanted isolation.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Wellness life plan community senior wellness health & wellness social connection social wellness transportation senior care


Seniors, Personality, and the Pursuit of Wellness

Posted by Evangeline Wilds on August 23, 2019

 

Wellness programming for seniors is impactful in many ways, due to the fact that it is often multi-dimensional, focusing on a variety of wellness dimensions at once. Classes of all types usually address social wellness, as seniors come together to learn, exercise, or travel. While this can benefit seniors’ social connections, helping them make friends and avoid isolation, it can be intimidating for seniors who are introverted to only have access to wellness programming in group contexts.

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Topics: Senior Living Wellness senior wellness health & wellness wellzesta introverts personality


Taking the Time to Walk

Posted by Patricia Faust, MGS on May 30, 2019

 

One of the crazy things about aging is that so much happens to our bodies and our brains that we can’t see. We realize that we just can’t move as well as before, that it is hard to get out of a chair, or our balance just isn’t what it used to be - it can be daunting. How did this even happen?

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Wellbeing Physical Wellness life plan community senior wellness health & wellness aging walking exercise heart health brain health


Find Your CourAGE.

Posted by Kyle Robinson, MA on May 14, 2019

COURAGE - its origin comes from the French word for "heart," so, just as the heart gives our body life and vitality, courage is actually the virtue that brings together all of our other values.

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Are You Wellness-Ready?

Posted by Kelly Stranburg on May 3, 2019

In senior living, especially in recent years, we associate wellness with exercise programs, life enrichment programs, and social events. But what is wellness, really? And is your organization or community truly “wellness ready”?

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