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


Introducing Wellzesta Elevate for Senior Living

Posted by Evangeline Wilds on December 2, 2019

 

Embrace what's next for senior living. Elevate is workforce engagement + wellness software that streamlines communications, reduces operational inefficiencies, and cultivates staff wellbeing. The result? Better employee retention and engagement.

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Topics: Senior Living Wellness life plan community ccrc wellzesta engagement software workforce engagement elevate workforce staff wellness staff retention


Sometimes Wellness Involves Screen Time

Posted by Bridgewater Retirement Community on November 22, 2019

In this article, Bridgewater's Director of Well-being & Engagement explains her holistic understanding of wellness.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Technology Digital senior wellness bridgewater


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


Making Wellness a Habit

Posted by Evangeline Wilds on July 3, 2019

 

Author Will Durant once wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Habits define us, and as we pursue better health and wellness, our habits can make or break us. Often it’s not the big changes, but the small, daily choices, that lead to a healthier life. In the pursuit of better wellness, here are some of the most effective ways to track your wellness progress and make the most of your daily habits.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Wellness Wellbeing Emotional Wellness senior wellness wellzesta bullet journaling gratitude journaling habit tracking


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


Will Eldercare Be Ubered?

Posted by Ravi Bala on May 23, 2019


Despite the recent spate of adverse news regarding Uber, the concept behind Uber and Airbnb - or more generally, a technology-enabled sharing economy - is here to stay and will have a significant impact on the future of every major industry, including eldercare.

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Topics: Senior Living Technology Digital eldercare sharing economy


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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Topics: Senior Living Seniors life plan community health & wellness aging wellzesta courage inspiration


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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Topics: Senior Living Wellbeing life plan community senior wellness health & wellness wellness design ccrc


Meeting Mike: Using Data to Better Understand Seniors

Posted by John M. Robinson MD, PhD on April 18, 2019

One of the most rewarding parts of my job as the scientific director at the Wellzesta Health Research Institute is the ability to take an interest in the lives of seniors. Last Sunday afternoon, I was "just browsing" on the Wellzesta Life sites used by one of our partner Life Plan Communities. The onboarding team at Wellzesta gets to meet each resident; I am usually not so fortunate. Mostly, I get to meet the residents digitally through the Connect feature.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Wellness artificial intelligence data science