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Wellness and Engagement

Residents and clients increasingly expect a culture of wellness and engagement. LeadingAge is here to help! Visit this section frequently for new resources and perspectives on this important topic. We also recommend our Wellness and Creative Engagement listserv. You can sign up through

We've featured some articles below, but be sure to check out all of our wellness and creative engagement content.


Featured Content

Study: Stroke Rates Declining

Stroke rates and death from strokes are falling, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

ReDefining Age: Calling Artists of All Ages and Skill Levels

The ElderCare Alliance is accepting submissions for its Square Foot Art Show. From toddlers to elders, artists of all skill levels are invited to submit a 12” square image that honors their personal experience and that celebrates their current age. What is wonderful about being 5? How does it feel to be 29? Why is 86 your best year yet? Artwork is due before 5 p.m. on August 1, 2014. More info:

Employee Wellness: New Report Offers Recommendations

LeadingAge, the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, and the American Seniors Housing Association conducted an in-depth national survey of the seniors housing sector to understand the scope, nature, and impact of employee wellness programs across the continuum of healthcare service organizations. Thanks to the help of members like you, the comprehensive results of that survey are now available!

Wellness and Creative Engagement Distance Learning

The following LeadingAge session audio recordings and presentation materials provide additional information related to the topic of wellness and creative engagement.

Wellness and Creativity Resources

These resources offer additional opportunities to expand your knowledge of the role of wellness in aging services.