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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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.