Articles on "Activities for Seniors"

Not Everything Stays in Las Vegas
December 14, 2012 8:32 pm

Not Everything Stays in Las Vegas

Author Gabe Goldberg pictured next to one of the attractions that can be found in Las Vegas By Gabe Goldberg For years, Las Vegas has touted the slightly — and deliberately — naughty idea that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”. I’m happy to report that’s not entirely true. For example, after a recent whirlwind visit there and several previous trips, I’ve successfully brought home multiple pleasant memories, photos, souvenirs, and stories. As well as a desire to return! […]

October 3, 2012 7:58 pm

Montgomery County, MD Recreation Opens Fifth Senior Center

Montgomery County Recreation announces the opening of its fifth senior center located in the White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring. The center shares state-of-the-art amenities with the community center, including two full-size gymnasiums, spacious social hall and expansive art and crafts facilities. The senior center is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and beginning in January will extend its hours to Monday through Friday. The new senior center will offer programming […]

August 6, 2012 7:48 pm

Activity Professional Class 2013 (MEPAP)

Jocelyn Jackson, ACC is teaching the 180 hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals, September 8, 2012 – February 23, 2013 (Saturdays from 9am-6pm).  You must be available to attend all of the classes to get credit for the course.  The course consists of 3 sections: Basic, Documentation and Management.  Classes are held at Tall Oaks Assisted Living, 12052 N. Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190.  The cost of the class is $1200 which includes 2 textbooks.  Payment plans are available.  […]

April 23, 2012 6:20 pm

PA Community Launches “Senior Center Without Walls”

The initiative represents a new approach to community outreach created by the Berks County AAA. It is designed to help older adults, their families and caregivers in underserved areas in the county by taking programs directly to their neighborhoods. Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Brian Duke today joined the Berks County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the launch of Senior Center Without Walls at the Jamestown Village Community Room. “This program is a wonderful example […]

April 23, 2012 6:11 pm

CNN – Online Dating for Boomers Increasing Trend

CNN reports that a 2010 e-Harmony survey found the internet is now the most popular way for people over 50 to meet and marry.  “I’ve always thought the idea that the older generation is afraid of technology is overblown, because they now seem to adopt it, and adopt it in numbers just as much as everybody else does, ” said eHarmony.com’s Gian Gonzaga. Stacy Dansey, 61, feared looking on-line for love after hearing horror stories from friends. Then she said her […]

March 19, 2012 1:52 am

Study reveals active seniors may outlive sedentary peers

Reuters Health reports a new study provides more evidence that physically active seniors may have a better overall health outlook. Out of 893 people around 80 years old, researchers found that the most active seniors had a lower risk of dying over the four-year study compared to those who moved the least. “It’s another strong piece of evidence that all seniors should be participating in physical activities,” said Dr. Catherine Sarkisian, director of the Los Angeles Community Academic Partnership for […]

“Learn More Today” in Retirement Communities!
December 5, 2011 5:08 pm

“Learn More Today” in Retirement Communities!

Last month I traveled to Brightview Westminster Ridge to interview one of the residents, Velma Keck for an article we recently published on the benefits of pets in senior living communities.  Click here to read the article and watch a video As I approached the community I was impressed by the location, which is right near several schools offering a more inter generational setting for the residents. With academics on my mind I turned into the community and something on […]

December 5, 2011 4:18 pm

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is Dec. 5 – 9

December 5 through 9 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week and the American Automobile Association (AAA) wants to help keep older drivers and their families safe. The first of the baby boomers turn 65 this year, so the population of seniors will be increasing substantially over the next twenty years. According to the AAA most of us can expect to live 7-10 years past our safe driving ability, so safety is going to be a growing issue. “In less than […]

November 29, 2011 5:50 pm

Senior Living Art Showcase – Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is now accepting submissions for the annual ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, an art competition for residents of senior living communities. As one way of showcasing seniors’ continued zeal for life and artistic talent, current senior living residents are being asked to submit their paintings around the theme carpe diem! (seize the day!) “Senior living communities not only encourage residents to pursue the activities they have always loved, they also offer enriching environments […]

November 29, 2011 5:47 pm

“Seniors” not ready for “Senior Centers” Yet?

Newstimes.com reports on the resistance for many baby boomers to join senior centers, citing our “strong youth culture” as key reason not to join.  The article also cites several strategies that senior centers are employing including “Golden Zumba” and even consider bringing the nostalgia of “disco” back to attract baby boomers. Still the centers have an uphill battle, as Patricia Kahlbaugh, a psychology professor at Southern Connecticut State University and baby boomer states in the article, “You see it a […]