A quick Google search of “U.S. Population by Age” will show you quickly that the baby boomers are hitting some milestones. With the first baby boomers hitting 65 in 2011, what was once the largest generation is now the largest aging population in the U.S., with about 56 million Americans in the 65+ crowd. With…

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Guest blog by Erin Partridge, Ph.D. ATR-BC, Elder Care Alliance Experiential Researcher-in-Residence The dining room sparkled with glitter. As people moved, the light streaming in through the windows bounced from table to table, reflecting off sweaters, cheeks, walkers, and shoes. It was not just from cleanliness, but little specks of gold glitter from a morning…

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Sadie Harmon at Elder Care Alliance

In August, Sadie Harmon joined Elder Care Alliance as Dementia-Inclusive Communities Director. This initiative, supported by a generous grant from The San Francisco Foundation, aims to combat ageism and stigma against people living with dementia through access to arts and culture. Making Connections Between Art and Aging Over the next year, Harmon will organize six…

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senior couple holds an american flag

Aging isn’t what it used to be. Life expectancy continues to increase among Americans, but aging may be changing in another profound way. Slower aging — actual alterations to the rate at which people age biologically — may play a significant role in lifespan, research indicates. May is Older Americans Month, an ideal time to…

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Technology in Assisted Living at Elder Care Alliance

  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 Intergenerational 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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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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