Activities

Startups compete, vie to improve quality of life for aging citizens

The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

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The right times to raise concerns in a nursing home

"My older sister is recently moved into a long-term care home. It seems to us that the staff was very attentive and very nice when she first arrived, but they aren’t so much anymore."

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Going for the gold(en age): teens give dementia residents their own Olympic event

Residents compete in modified biathlon, luge, bobsleigh events.

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Center uses spa treatments to suppress dementia outbursts

A new program at an area nursing home uses touch and spa-like treatments to bring comfort to its end-of-life residents.

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How people can better select an assisted living facility

If you are considering assisted living for you or a loved one, the decision can be overwhelming.

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All arts can be beneficial for those with dementia

New research has shown that engaging in the arts may be just as beneficial as exercise.

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Mood-boosting activities

What’s good for the mood may also be good for the brain, so engaging residents is key, especially during the dark days of winter. 

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2018 resolutions worth keeping

A California senior living provider asks residents their goals for the year ahead.

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Pet therapy is for the birds

Senior living providers are learning a bird in the hand is worth a lot to seniors who suffer from loneliness.

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’Tis the season

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents. 

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