Ageism

Robots in Assisted Living

  Are robots our new friends or potential replacements? Whichever category we consider them in, they are coming to assisted living. Elder Care Alliance recently received Jibo, a social robot, and we have been exploring his capabilities with the residents in our memory care and assisted living communities. Though I have interacted with several different…

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September Is Intergeneration Month

Throughout the year, Elder Care Alliance communities support and promote opportunities for different generations to interact and spend time together. September is Intergeneration Month — the perfect time to recognize some of the programs and activities that bring together people of all ages. One example is a new partnership with California College of the Arts.…

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Move Out of Your Comfort Zone During Healthy Aging Month

“Healthy aging” is often viewed in the context of increasing physical activity, eating a nutritious diet and seeing a doctor regularly. But for the creators of Healthy Aging Month, it is so much more than that.  Aging well means stepping out of your comfort zone to not just survive, but thrive. September is Healthy Aging…

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Help Goes Mobile for Alameda County’s Starving, Aging Population

Thanks KQED News and Journalist Jenee Darden for the great coverage of our Mercy Brown Bag Program and new mobile truck! The article includes photos of our wonderful volunteers and recipients, as well as insight from Mercy Brown Bag Program Director Krista Lucchesi. Read the full article here. Listen to the radio broadcast. .

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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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Older Americans Month

Aging is a dynamic process – bringing with it wisdom, experience, and increased skills.  The challenge for us is in ensuring our communities engage seniors and offer platforms to tap into this rich wealth of resources. May is Older Americans Month, and the theme — “Age Out Loud” — focuses attention on giving a voice…

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This Chair Rocks: No to Ageism, Yes to Aging

Attitudes toward aging have changed for the better in recent years, but ageism remains a negative force in modern society. Erin Partridge, Ph.D. ATR-BC, Experiential Researcher in Residence at Elder Care Alliance, recently attended an author event on the subject, “Let’s Rock This Chair: No to Ageism, Yes to Aging.” Speaker Ashton Applewhite led the…

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AlmaVia of San Francisco, April 2017

Studies have found that intergenerational relationships can benefit both older and younger people in a variety of ways. From learning new skills to relieving loneliness, interaction between seniors and youth opens up a world of opportunities for new experiences. At AlmaVia of San Francisco, intergenerational programming plays a significant role in providing our residents with…

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Community Programs Connect, Combat Ageism

In this educational and insightful Senior Living News article, President & CEO Adriene Iverson and Memory Care Specialist Sean Caulfield share what Elder Care Alliance is doing to connect our communities, combat ageism and focus on the holistic wellness of older adults. Read the article: https://seniorlivingnews.com/community-programs-connect-combat-ageism/

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