Social Connectedness and Engagement Blog

By admin / April 3, 2018

Creating a Family Oral History Project  

So many of us have memories of the special moments and people in our lives.  Each touch point made an imprint and may have even helped to shape our personality, our character and our dreams for the future.

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By admin / March 15, 2018

The Best Laughter

I believe that the most powerful and beneficial form of laughter is the one that’s shared. When two or more people share a laugh, they’re exposing themselves to each other and bonding together in ways that other forms of communication simply cannot achieve.

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By admin / February 11, 2018

Conversation Starter Boxes Start More Than Conversations

Activity professionals are familiar with memory boxes, often used in programming for Dementia patients or new admissions. But the same concept can help bring increased opportunities for engagement and programming for all residents of a senior living environment.

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By admin / January 23, 2018

Enhancing Your Brain Fitness Programs

Programs that offer activities for residents need to appeal to a variety of interests while modifying for those who may have visual and hearing impairments, varied backgrounds,  educational levels and memory challenges from mild to more impaired.

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By admin / January 16, 2018

Honoring Seniors

For 12 weeks between September and December last year, American Senior magazine sponsored our first Salute to Seniors campaign with six Townsquare Media FM radio stations in the northeastern US. Each week, radio station listeners were invited to nominate seniors for public recognition of the contributions they have made to their local communities.

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By admin / January 8, 2018

Can You Spot the Signs of Loneliness?

Loneliness is a feeling, not a space. Social isolation is a major risk factor for functional difficulties in older persons. Loss of important relationships can lead to feelings of emptiness and depression.

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By admin / December 8, 2017

Celebrating You and Yours

There is more magic and beauty in this issue of American Senior magazine than usual and, no, it’s not just because of how well we captured the traditional holiday spirit in many of the pieces contained herein.

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