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Wellness and Creative Engagement

Residents and clients increasingly expect robust wellness and creative engagement programming from aging services providers. 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).

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.

What Does Wellness Look Like for Your Organization?

By all indications wellness has become increasingly important in the aging services field. A recent  random (albeit unscientific) sampling of LeadingAge-member home pages revealed wellness in many forms including:  images of elders working at a pottery wheel, an advertisement for an upcoming health and wellness fair, marketing copy that described a full-service fitness center, and a prominent  link to healthy aging resources.

Wellness and Creativity Resources

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