IBM Report Taps Thought Leadership of CEO Iverson

What causes loneliness among seniors, and why is it critical that organizations understand loneliness and aging? The IBM Institute for Business Value asked those questions in a recent report entitled “Loneliness and the aging population: How businesses and governments can address a looming crisis.” Adriene Iverson, President and CEO of Elder Care Alliance, was among…

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Staying Fit at any Age

Are you feeling challenged to stay fit as you get older? If so, you’re not alone. Metabolism begins to slow with age, and a healthy diet and a little exercise aren’t always enough to keep fitness at an even keel. For people in their 30s and 40s, some experts recommend increasing cardiovascular activities to boost…

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The Importance of Socialization in Aging

Research has found that social support can play a significant role in overall health as people age. Spending time with friends and family members can boost quality of life, including both physical and mental health. Throughout life, close friends provide a strong foundation of compassion and trust for many people, and they can become even…

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June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Nearly three-quarters of the individuals who have strokes are over the age of 65, and the effects can be devastating. As the top cause of disability among Americans, strokes can leave behind a number of communication problems, including aphasia — which impairs speaking and…

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Devoted Team Members Help Make our Community Special

We’d like to introduce you to four more of our Employees of the Week who help make AlmaVia of Camarillo so special. Cook Oscar Garcia knows that for senior living residents, food plays a major role in quality of life. In some ways, it’s like visiting the same restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner every…

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Are You Ready for Virtual Reality?

Have you jumped on the virtual reality bandwagon yet? If you’re interested in technology, you’ve probably heard of VR, and you may know that its popularity in the gaming world has grown exponentially in recent years. VR headsets currently appeal mainly to younger consumers who enjoy video games, but the technology has begun to spread…

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Art & Research as a Means to Age Out Loud

Each May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month. This year’s “Age Out Loud” theme gives aging a new voice – one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging. This month, Elder Care Alliance focuses on amplifying the many voices of older Americans and raising…

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Elder Care Alliance Art Therapist to Present at International Conference

An art therapist with Elder Care Alliance will present her research on seniors and technology at an upcoming international conference. The event, the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, will take place May 26 at Canada’s University of Toronto. Dr. Erin Partridge was selected to present her findings, which focused on how nonverbal…

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New Website, Mobile Grocery Truck Support Mercy Brown Bag Program

Our Mercy Brown Bag Program is getting the word — and the groceries — out to more seniors than ever before. On April 19, Oakland city officials participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Mercy Brown Bag Mobile Grocery Truck. The event took place at Mercy Retirement & Care Center during Senior Hunger Awareness…

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