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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 My.LeadingAge.org.

 

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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.

Creative Engagment: The Path to Wellness

Older adults would never expect the person dropping off their home-delivered meals to encourage them to sing a favorite song or cook up a good story. But that’s exactly what Anne Basting is asking volunteer drivers from a Milwaukee-based meal-delivery agency to do as part of a community-based arts project called “The Islands of Milwaukee.”

Wellness and Creativity Resources

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

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.