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Wellness & Wellbeing

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly evident that LeadingAge members are striving to incorporate wellness & wellbeing into their communities and programming. It is our hope that the content in this section provides members with information, resources and a holistic perspective about wellness-related issues. Be sure to check out our:

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Prepare for Flu Season with the HHS/CDC Toolkit

It's flu season! And, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) has developed a first-of-its-kind influenza vaccination toolkit for long-term care employers. The toolkit provides resources and information to promote flu vaccination among those that work in long-term care.

Why Older Adults are Saying “No Thanks” to Flu Shots

Up to 90% of seasonal flu-related deaths -- and 70% of seasonal flu-related hospitalizations -- occur among people age 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Flu and You: New Education Materials from the National Council on Aging (NCOA)

New National Council on Aging (NCOA) Flu + You educational materials educate seniors and their caregivers about the seriousness of influenza, the importance of prevention and available vaccine options. 

The Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults

Recent research points to the usefulness of mindfulness practices, such as yoga and meditation, in reducing some of?the symptoms of diseases such as diabetes and depression. 

6 Pearls of Wisdom About Skin Health

The skin is the largest organ of the body, but many times it's the least thought about or cared about until there is an issue. The goal is not having an issue.