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Practical Advice from America’s Wisest; The Elderly

In 2004 Karl Pillemer, a professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University, created a program that allowed for people to collect practical advice from America’s elders. What better way to gain some insight and...

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Reap the Benefits of Playing, at Any Age!

Relationships between younger people and the elderly have proven to be beneficial in young people’s lives by assisting them in shaping their values, motivating their goals, influencing their life choices, and helping promote a sense of identity and roots. But...

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3 Key Points to Improve Quantity and Quality of Volunteers within your Community.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average of volunteers nationwide rose 5% from 2010-2011. That makes 28.6%, 64.3 million Americans, volunteering their time to serve. How many Volunteers do you have helping you? With these simples tips you can...

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5 Tips to Enhance Activity Programming Variety

One of the biggest challenges to face while working in senior retirement communities is ensuring that the majority of all social, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of each individual resident is being met. The daunting task of meeting all these...

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Center for Retirement Research Studies Financial Wellbeing of Senior Living Residents

Back in the 1900’s a study conducted by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing Care Industry (NIC) sponsored a survey on residents of Assisted Living communities and their economic status. Finding that the cost of individualized personal care...

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Dementia and Creativity- 5 tips to ensure more creativity

Being engaged in different aspects of art, such as singing or story telling, can assist people with dementia or Alzheimer’s in expressing themselves creatively. Many times a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s will find the ability to access emotions or...

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Health Aging and a Positive Attitude

“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” – Samuel Ullman Is it true that keeping a positive...

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The Benefits of Being Social…At All Ages!

We all go through hard times, and at every age it seems. Many times we can all find that during our times of hardship we may shut other people out, keep to ourselves more, or even withdraw from what we...

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31 Quotes for 31 Days!!

Enjoy a quote each day this month to help give you new insights on aging. 1.    I know elderly people who have so lived in their long lives. Today, they find great pleasure in each and every day. –Loretta Young...

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Coordination and Cooperation benefits Assisted Living Facilities

After several years and cooperative efforts from some of the nation’s leading voices and advocates of public health, the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama, January 4, 2011. This law will allow for...

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