What Seniors are Reflecting on in Isolation

Posted by Kate Sweeney on August 13, 2020

 

Wellness has been reimagined during this time of quarantine and isolation. As many are adjusting their daily rituals, they are searching for different practices to weave into their lives. Seniors, who are particularly impacted by social isolation, are finding new ways of engaging with technology and wellness. Matthew Russell, MD, of Massachusetts General notes, “Many seniors have learned to adopt evolving technology, which they may not have prior to COVID-19.”

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Topics: senior wellness wellzesta social isolation


Wellzesta uses AI to support low vision residents

Posted by John M. Robinson MD, PhD on July 29, 2020

Wellzesta has long been committed to serving low vision residents. For years, the "events section" has offered consistent support for low vision Wellzesta users. Specifically, the monthly calendar can be zoomed an infinite amount using the pinch-to-zoom functionality. Additionally, DOT, the Wellzesta digital coach, can speak the daily events calendar. 

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Topics: Technology artificial intelligence wellzesta voice technology low vision


Wellzesta & VoCo: Engaging Seniors & Supporting Staff

Posted by Alden Warr on July 21, 2020

 

Recent surges in coronavirus cases have made it clear that it may be quite some time before our world returns to normal. This pandemic has particularly impacted seniors and senior living communities, as seniors are facing unprecedented social isolation. Across the country, however, many seniors are getting to know a new friend—Alexa. With more than 3 billion virtual assistants already deployed around the globe, it’s clear that voice-controlled technology is going to continue to play an ever-increasing role in how we interact with each other and our world. Unlike some of the technological revolutions before it, the “Voice Revolution” is finding a special adoption among the older generation. Voice technology, especially when used in conjunction with engagement platforms like Wellzesta, has been shown to enrich seniors’ lives, alleviate workload from community staff, and increase occupancy rates.

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Topics: life plan community wellzesta social connection amazon alexa VoCo


Your Role in Retirement Planning: Guiding Prospective Senior Living Residents

Posted by Brad Breeding on March 6, 2020

 

If you are a member of the sales and marketing team at your [independent living or life plan] retirement community, did you know that you are in the retirement planning business? You may not think so because, for most people, the phrase “retirement planning” translates to “financial planning." But I would encourage you to broaden your scope of what retirement planning includes.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Financial Wellness Life Plan senior wellness aging wellzesta marketing senior care retirement mylifesite


What Do Seniors Want Your Retirement Community to Be?

Posted by Jeremiah Treacy on February 25, 2020

 

“What’s old is new again,” or so the saying goes. With senior living or retirement communities, whichever term you prefer, the model is shifting ever so slightly depending on what your community is, or what you offer the senior today. It may even depend on where your senior community is located; after all, geography can often play a part in the senior community profile.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors life plan community senior wellness wellzesta continuing care retirement



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


Wellzesta Partners with Voice Provider VoCo

Posted by Kyle Robinson, MA on October 24, 2019

Wellzesta has partnered with VoCo, a leading voice technology provider who offers senior living residents and members access to secure, private messages on Alexa devices. Through this partnership, Wellzesta offers its clients an extended way to access their community-specific data: by asking Alexa.

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Topics: life plan community wellzesta social connection voice technology amazon alexa smart speaker VoCo


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