Continuing Care at Home by the Numbers: Plan Ahead for Peace of Mind

Posted by Carol Barbour on December 19, 2019

 

It’s no secret that long-term care is expensive, especially as you get older. Whether you’re injured or diagnosed with a serious illness or chronic condition, an unexpected health change can drain your savings. Many people believe that Medicare will pay for long-term care, but that is simply not the case. 

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Topics: Seniors senior wellness senior care home care continuing care at home retirement


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


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


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


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



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


How we use artificial intelligence at Wellzesta

Posted by John M. Robinson MD, PhD on March 12, 2019

Artificial intelligence can benefit seniors’ health & wellness - here’s how.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Wellness artificial intelligence machine learning data science predictive analytics


The power of dance

Posted by Evangeline Wilds on March 6, 2019

For seniors, dancing is about more than just “shaking the blues away” — it’s a tool for fighting mental decline and maintaining a healthy brain.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Emotional Wellness Dance Physical Wellness