Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation at Elder Care Alliance

Elder Care Alliance is committed to contributing to the field of senior living and aging, and one key way we do that is through fostering a collaborative environment where we embrace and actively engage with research in order to support creation and innovation. Our shared experiences in enrichment, creativity, exploration and continuing education allow us to offer ideas and solutions to improve senior care and shed light on innovative programs and activities. Whether we’re creating communities where seniors are empowered and engaged, exploring affordable independent living options, partnering with educational institutions to further student research, or working to combat ageism and senior hunger, the well-being and dignity of older adults is at the forefront of all we do.

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

February 17, 2017
February is Low Vision Awareness Month

In my time as an art therapist with older adults, I’ve encountered many people dealing with low vision. Most notable were two elders who came regularly to art therapy groups. One had life-long vision loss; he was a strong advocate for independence and autonomy. He enjoyed creating clay sculptures and working with textured materials. Another…