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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. Be sure to check out our:

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10 Things You Should Bring to Every Doctor's Appointment

An expert says proper preparation for every office visit is critical to getting the care you deserve.

Improving the Quality of Life for Seniors

Therapeutic recreation is an up and coming technique appearing in some retirement communities, assisted living, and skilled nursing centers. Music, pet and art interventions are just a few methods of therapeutic recreation that can be used to positively impact the health and wellness of seniors living in these settings. By participating in programs like these, seniors can improve both their physical and cognitive abilities by rehabilitating and restoring functionality. 

Long-Term Care Flu Vaccine Toolkit Released by HHS and CDC

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.

Learn from the Happiest People on Earth

In this Slideshare, find out what LeadingAge member WesleyLife is doing to ensure whole person wellness for their entire community.

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.