Category Archives: activities

>4 ways for residents to go social!

>About 60% of nursing home residents are visited less than once a year. Many older people never have visitors and spend their days alone and lonely. In addition to the housing and medical role of the senior community, one should … Continue reading

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>Teaching and learning – essential parts of retirement

>What’s great about teaching is that it’s fun, easy to implement and can actually keep you brain healthy. Latest research show that tutoring amongst seniors might dramatically improve their well being:“Ideally, we’d like to see if this mentoring program reduces … Continue reading

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>Tools of Engagement: 4 ways to put residents in charge

>Communities that are successfully enhancing their residents’ activity and life enrichment program often point to a simple strategy: ask them what they want to do. Today’s seniors and people retiring in the coming future seem to be more eager to … Continue reading

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>The Importance of Wellness Benchmarks

>With many major actors in the senior industry announcing wellness or life enrichment programs pilots and launch, it has become difficult to follow who does what and how. These initiatives have different approaches, sets of terms and objectives although they … Continue reading

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>Staff & Life Enrichment – 4 Ideas to bear in mind

>Retirement communities that receive federal funds must comply with federal legislation that calls for a high quality of care. Though all states must comply, at a minimum, with the federal regulations, some states have adopted tougher laws. Congress enacted legislation … Continue reading

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>Linked Senior at VAAP on March 10th to 12th!!

> Linked Senior is proud to be exhibiting at VAAP (Annual Virginia Association of Activity Professionals) 2010 conference in Northern Virginia at the Marriott at Fair Oaks. The event takes place on March 10th to 12th Please drop by and … Continue reading

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>3 technologies for better Life Enrichment and Activities

>Activity Directors and Life Enrichment Program Directors have seen their job description and requirements evolve deeply in the past twenty years. As demand and needs shift towards a less “institutionalized” life in retirement communities, huge challenges for the management of … Continue reading

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>Bringing the loners out

>We were demonstrating our product to residents of a nearby facility last week and they were very excited; but one of them just sat in her corner and didn’t seem to care much about what was going on.After asking her … Continue reading

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>Marketing & Activities of a senior community

>While our economy is slowly recovering, prospective residents of senior communities are still taking more time to move in and competition is on the rise. Waiting lists have disappeared in most places and everyone is doing their best to market … Continue reading

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>Activity Directors are heroes

>In the past 50 years, the senior care industry has been evolving from a medicalized institution to a place that people need and want to call their last home. In these environments, seniors crave to live as fully as possible … Continue reading

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