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.
We've featured some articles below, but be sure to check out all of our wellness and creative engagement content.
Stroke rates and death from strokes are falling, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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
The following LeadingAge session audio recordings and presentation materials provide additional information related to the topic of wellness and creative engagement.
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.
These resources offer additional opportunities to expand your knowledge of the role of wellness in aging services.