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Creating Excitement and Memories in Challenging Times

As the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across North America it’s becoming more of a priority to protect our vulnerable residents that live in elder care homes. Most homes have implemented strict no visitor, lockdown policies to keep residents safe and healthy. Part of this new normal is the implementation of social distancing measures which includes…
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Activity Suggestions and Best Practices for Limiting Exposure

Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, we wanted to share some suggestions and best practices for limiting exposure to your residents. We know that large group gatherings are unacceptable during these times of a major outbreak, this is the ideal time to switch to unit-based (or Home Area) programs. And of course, since you probably have…
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Physical activity may stop aging brains from shrinking, study shows

This article looks at the importance of being physically active, which may keep your brain four years younger than the rest of you. This might help prevent or slow the progression of dementias like Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say. “We recently published a paper using information of both current and past physical activity and found they…
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Assisted Living Keeping Up with Changing Population Needs

This article explores how assisted living senior facilities are keeping up with the changing population needs as the aging baby boomers begin to need an increase with supportive living needs. The aging population is living longer, are more physically able, and more connected with technology than ever before. With the changing needs of our aging…
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February is Therapeutic Recreation Awareness Month

ActivityPro would like to recognize the hard work of the thousands of Recreation Therapists across North America that use our tool to improve the lives and well-being of their residents/clients. The Recreation Therapists that use ActivityPro every day to track, manage, and improve their programs will be the first to tell you how valuable it…
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National Fun Day

January 28th is National Fun Day at Work. Our clients know all about creating fun in the workplace as they tirelessly create fun and rewarding activities and engagement for their clients, patients, and residents. Today may be a good day to engage all the other employees at the organization to get involved in the fun!…
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Iki Iki Lessons For Everyone

For those with mild-to-moderate dementia, has a universal appeal for any culture. The program represents a first-hand application of person-centered care and approaches to those living with dementia. As with most program approaches focused on connecting in meaningful ways with the person with dementia, traditional methods and existing resources compromise the degree of success. Instead,…
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Canadian WW II vets to visit Italy to commemorate the Italian Campaign

This CBC article details how Edmond Arsenault, 97, will be visiting Italy for the first time since WW II. Next week, he and 14 others will fly to Italy as part of an official Canadian delegation to participate in several ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign. Click here to read the full…
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World Kindness Day

November 13th is World Kindness Day, let’s spread the love and do something extra special for humanity today! Each of us has the potential to improve the lives of others through understanding and kindness.

How Urban Design Can Help People with Dementia

As waitlists for care facilities grow longer and more people with dementia are choosing to live within their own communities, urban planning and design will play an increasingly important role in helping them live safe, comfortable and independent lives. Exercise and social interaction are “incredibly important” for people living with dementia, says Samantha Biglieri, an…
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