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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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The Tokyo Rugby Club Keeping Elderly Players Healthy

In Japan, which hosted the Rugby World Cup last month, 150 clubs stage competitive matches for players above the age of 40 – and Tokyo’s Fuwaku Rugby Club has three over-90s. Of Japan’s 120,000 rugby players, about 10,000 are over the age of 40. Although these elderly players are putting themselves at risk for broken…
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Eating Nuts Regularly Can Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults

A study suggests adults who consume 10 grams of nuts daily can improve their cognitive functioning as they get older, reports Consumer Affairs. More than 4,800 adults 55 and older participating in the China National Health Survey between 1991 and 2006 were assessed. Seventeen percent of participants reported eating nuts regularly at the outset, with food…
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Why Lifting Weights Can Be So Potent for Aging Well

A study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports on the emotional impact of lifting weights suggests this regimen could improve motivation and confidence in older adults, reports the New York Times. For the study, 81 men and women between the ages of 65 and 75 agreed to start twice-weekly, supervised, full-body resistance training. Three months…
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Scoring with ActivityPro: Understanding the Quality of Your Resident’s Engagement

At ActivityPro, we care deeply about giving you the ability to accurately track the quality of resident engagement in your programs. This is why we use the 3,2,1 scoring system rather than assigning residents as “Active/Passive” or “Present/Absent”. By giving residents a number score, you can do so much more with the data than simply…
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August is National Family Fun Month!

In the spirit of “National Family Fun Month” we wanted to share some ideas of activities that can be done with older, and sometimes less mobile, members of your family.  We get so caught up in our day-to-day busyness that sometimes we forget to carve out quality time with those we love the most. The…
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New Virtual Reality Program for Seniors

We’re delighted to share some exciting news from one of ActivityPro’s clients, Ontario Center in Canandaigua, who recently invested in virtual reality technology for their residents. So far the program has been well received by residents enjoying the 360-degree headset which comes with several programs where residents can visit different countries or go under the…
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