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


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


Embracing Change with Mindfulness

Posted by Kassi Yancey on July 18, 2019

 

The nature of reality is that change is happening all around us, all the time; everything in life is impermanent.  Yet, the paradox is humans have an adverse reaction to change. We are constantly in resistance to the groundless flow of change.  

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Topics: Wellness Wellbeing Emotional Wellness wellzesta gratitude journaling mindfulness meditation


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



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


5 Takeaways from the LeadingAge GA/SC Annual Conference

Posted by Evangeline Wilds on April 3, 2019

Last week, I drove down to beautiful Hilton Head, South Carolina to represent Wellzesta as an exhibitor at the LeadingAge GA/SC Annual Conference on Aging.  In addition to the time I spent at our booth, I was able to attend a few seminars as well. Here are five takeaways from my time at the conference:

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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


Why emotional wellness matters

Posted by Evangeline Wilds on March 6, 2019

Striving for the health of your residents is something you do every day. But are you doing enough to ensure their emotional wellness?

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Topics: Seniors Wellness Wellbeing Resident Engagement Life Plan Emotional Wellness