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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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Are You Protected From Movie Night Copyright Infringement?

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation changed their rules in 2016 and a lot of nursing homes are finding out the hard way about the implications to an all-time favorite activity: showing movies. Under the previous rules organizations like libraries, schools, and senior living facilities were exempt from requiring a license to show movies. Now that…
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Reflecting on Our Approaches to Dementia

More and more of our residents are faced with some form of dementia. Even as the incidences of dementia are dropping (better control of vascular dementia because of better control of hypertension, cholesterol, and lower incidence of diabetes), the prevalence of the disease is rising in terms of sheer quantity (population growth, increased life expectancy,…
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Easter Activity Ideas for Seniors

With Easter just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to put a list of ideas together of things you can do with the residents at your home. Easter and Spring Themed Games Put an Easter Twist on Bingo: Find some Easter or spring themed bingo boards online or have your residents decorate…
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Guest Blogger – Activity Director Shares a Success Story about Pet Therapy in her Home

I am the Activity Director in a small Skilled Nursing Facility in Texas. We have many Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents, in varying stages. We recently had the privilege of having a beautiful 3-year-old beagle in our facility named Rudy. This was the first time we have had a large therapy animal come to us. We…
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5 Lovely Activities for Seniors on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a fun time to share love with our friends and family so why not do some extra special activities with your seniors as well? Here are five ideas for Valentine’s Day activities you can do with your residents! 1) Match The Famous Couples Create a list of 10-20 famous couples (fictional…
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