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