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Wellness and Engagement

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly evident that LeadingAge members are striving to incorporate wellness 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.

For a list of wellness content around each of the dimensions of holistic well-being, visit this page.

To consider a series of questions and topics intended to guide your thinking around growing or starting a wellness program, visit this page.

To learn more about available wellness products and programs, visit this page.

To join the LeadingAge wellness and life enrichment listserv, visit


Featured Content

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is nearly over, but it's not too late to celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), which provides an opportunity to highlight the value of immunization across the lifespan.

Finding Inspiration in Korean Dance and Laban Movement

In July, Whitney Center hosted a Korean Dance and Laban Movement event in collaboration with East Rock Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to the enhancement and deepening of cultural understanding between eastern and western societies through research and teaching. The event included a Korean dance demonstration followed by a presentation by Dr. Hyunju Lee.

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!