Words Of Wisdom From The World’s Most Famous Senior Citizens

Listening to the wisdom of elders is invaluable.  Fame often comes out of wisdom shared on a global scale, as people pursue their individual talents, passions, and goals throughout their life.  The best definition of success I’ve seen is, “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal”  And, whether it’s to become an actor, doctor or wife and mother, … Continue reading

Remembering Moments of Holidays Past

As we move in to the holiday season our senses become engaged as we encounter smells, tastes, and sounds that can instantly bring us back to memories of holidays past.   Movies are an example of how some people are able to relate back to past holiday moments. Read more about this in an article titled Seniors’ Holiday Movie Memories.  … Continue reading

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a pilot project started by StoryCorps which engages people of all ages to listen and be thankful for the stories our elders have to share.  Although this project is designed for school age students, the concept is a welcome one for everyone to join in on the historic effort.  All you need to participate is … Continue reading

Active Aging Week: Live Your Adventure: Take a Look!

September 27-October 3, 2015 Inspire: Motivate: Join Together.  Simple and out of the box ideas to engage residents and staff in activities that fits all passions. Led by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week celebrates aging and active living. Each year event organizers engage participants in wellness activities in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. Learn More … Continue reading

In Kind Dining, We Get to the Heart of Empathy

An important element of caring for older adults as they share meals together is for staff who serve meals to fully grasp their own changing role and responsibilities around the table. The cultural shift in service quality requires servers at all levels of care and from all departments to demonstrate empathy. Listening to your own residents or watching short videos … Continue reading

Amazing Things Are Possible With Intergenerational Programs

Came across the following news story and found it to be a great example of how to think outside of the box and integrate multiple generations under one roof. If the option of space for a day-care on your compass isn’t possible that doesn’t mean there are no options.  Consider inviting a local pre-school class in for an ice-cream social … Continue reading

Relationships: 3 Simple Tips to Build Positive Connections and Overcome Cliques and Conflict Among Residents.

Photo Credit: Jonny Negron, New York Times, “Mean Girls in the Retirement Home“ Do you notice mean girl behavior in your community? Let me help answer that – yes you do! Mean girls exist in every aspect of society. It’s all around us and you see it every day. How many times a day do you see someone acting better … Continue reading