Celebrating Residents Rights Month: Awareness of dignity, respect and the value of every Nursing Home Resident

October is Resident’s Rights Month! Since 1981, Nursing homes across the country have dedicated a week in October to Resident Rights. The celebration was expanded to the whole month in 2011 by the National Consumer Voice. This year’s theme is “Speak Up: Know Your Rights and How to Use Them.” The Consumer Voice notes that this […]

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Let’s Talk, Aging! An Interview with Jack York & Laura Mock of It’s Never 2 Late.

As an activities professional it is difficult not to know of the Colorado-based Tech company changing the ways Senior Living provides engagement to their residents. I’ve long awaited for an organization I work for to bring on It’s Never 2 Late for the dynamic programming and the customization of the platform.  And was amazed at […]

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Chair Yoga with Flow With Fe in Honor of Healthy Aging Month

Guest Post Author: Felicia Gross, LMSW | Flow With Fe This month we get a two-in-one special for older adults, and we LOVE it! September is observed as both Healthy Aging Month and Fall Prevention Awareness Month.  And because of this, FLOW with Fe is acknowledging the importance of taking preventative measures to live a healthy, […]

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Dear Family Caregivers, Thank you.

Over the past two years, I have come across so many excellent resources for family caregivers.  The aging services genuinely understand the hard work and dedication that goes into being a family caregiver and from what I’ve seen they want to help! I was in a seminar the other day, and the presenter discussed this […]

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6 Ways To Adopt​ A Daily Self-Care Routine After​ 60

First Posted on Sixty and Me  Society today is all about giving. Giving your time to a job, offering resources to a cause, giving your attention to the needs of family and friends. And while these things can be rewarding, it leaves little time for us to focus on our own needs. I often tell […]

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The Upside to Aging Interview on ‘Parents Are Hard To Raise’

Last month I had the incredible opportunity to be a guest on Eldercare Expert Diane Berardi’s show Parents Are Hard to Raise.   It was such a fun experience discussing the work and mission behind The Upside to Aging and offered me the chance to give quick activity ideas to assist family caregivers in their day-to-day […]

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Embracing Elderhood with the ‘Life Minded’ Approach

Guest Post Author: Cindy Greenfield | LinkedIn When it comes to senior living, there is no doubt you may have wondered who that old guy glaring at you in the mirror every morning you wake up. Ever thought about how you got those wrinkles or how your body feels as if it is a neglected […]

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An Easy Way to Manage Medication for Your Loved One Living with Dementia

Medication Management!  Medication management is a critical part of a caregivers duty. 60% of older adults who manage their medication do so improperly, and 76 percent are more likely to experience a significant decline in their overall health than those who take all medicines as prescribed (for more facts check out Medscape’s factsheet). As a […]

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Another Year in The Upside to Aging: A Reflection on An Exciting Two Years!

What We Have Been Up To! This past year was an exciting one for the blog (and for me!). Through this blog, I’ve been able to speak with so many amazing people working for the betterment of the aging services. I am both humbled and inspired by their missions and fortunate to share their work […]

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