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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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Robots in Assisted Living

October 31, 2017

  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…

September is Healthy Aging Month and National Yoga Month

September 5, 2017

September is Healthy Aging Month and National Yoga Month. In this guest blog, Dr. Erin Partridge, ATR-BC, an Experiential Researcher in Residence for Elder Care Alliance, shares how these two topics connect and dispels a few myths about yoga. Why Yoga? Most of us know we should move our bodies more. Do a quick scan…

Art & Research as a Means to Age Out Loud

May 5, 2017

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…

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…