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. Be sure to check out our:
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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.
Imagine an environment in which your organization's human capital is harnessed to maximize performance, outcomes, and satisfaction. And imagine your greater community viewing your organization as the strategically relevant expert to all things senior. That's community engagement.
A pilot program at Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York is using an offbeat idea from a 2004 Adam Sandler movie to help residents with dementia start their days on a positive note—without the use of drugs.
For Village Shalom residents who may have always wanted to document their life stories but didn’t know where to begin, a new “writing club” now gives them the framework in which to take up the challenge. Led by Rabbi Mark Levin, founding rabbi of Congregation Beth Torah, the group does not actually require any particular writing skill. It simply relies on attendees’ willingness to recall the experiences, memories and anecdotes that color their lives.
Just in time for Older Americans Month, Penelope:The Documentary will have a national broadcast on PBS. The film is a compelling exploration of how elders (of all abilities), college students and actors came together to learn, and ultimately produce a professional play, within a retirement community.