Wellness

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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Living with Arthritis: Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

Arthritis can make everyday tasks difficult and painful. Walking, driving, reaching for items in the grocery store and even getting dressed in the morning can become seemingly insurmountable challenges. May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, a time to learn more about this debilitating condition that affects one in every five adults in the United States.…

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The Health Benefits of Wine

Wine – in moderation – has long been touted as good for health, and many people believe that having a glass of red or white on a regular basis can enhance their overall wellness. May 25 is National Wine Day, a time to celebrate wine for its history and the depth it adds to meals…

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Dealing with Spring Allergies

Spring brings a bounty of beauty, from green grass to flowering trees to beautiful blooms. With that beauty, however, comes misery for some people in the form of spring allergies. For many seniors, the typical springtime remedy — some form of antihistamine — is not recommended due to health effects that can include medication interactions…

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How Does Spiritual Wellness Fit into the Holistic Wellness Concept?

True wellness focuses on much more than just the physical. Holistic wellness considers the whole individual, including emotional, social, vocational, intellectual and environmental factors — along with physical well-being. In many of the categories that constitute the holistic wellness concept, spirituality plays an important role. For some people, spirituality can refer to religion, but it…

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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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The Benefits of Owning a Pet

Dogs, cats and other types of household pets work hard to earn our esteem by serving as affectionate, protective, loyal and comical companions. Did you know that for seniors, pets can help improve mental and physical health?

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