By Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

Now that we are nearly two weeks into 2016, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? You know, the ones about getting healthier, losing weight, and taking better care of yourself.

Have these resolutions driven you to hit the gym? What about cutting sugar-sweetened beverages from your diet?…

Written by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

In its World Report on Ageing and Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) “outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. Making these investments,” WHO says, “will have valuable social and economic returns, both in terms of health and wellbeing of older people and in enabling their on-going participation in society.”

Is improved function (physical, cognitive and social) now the Holy Grail for older adults?…

Written by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

It has been a year of milestones for America’s aging services. In 2015, we have seen the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the 50th anniversary of Medicare, the 80thanniversary of Social Security, and a White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) that fully embraced healthy aging as a pillar.…

Written by the International Council on Active Aging

There is a growing sentiment in society today that age is just a number. As our expectations for growing old change, a new mantra is emerging to support this view: “Age be damned.”

At the root of this shift are the scientists who dissect every aspect of growing old—from the impact that lifestyle modifications have on disease management, to preventive strategies that help us age well.…

By ICAA

You have probably heard the saying, “A family that plays together, stays together.” If this saying is true, our goal must be to provide the environments and programs that support this intergenerational bonding activity. The question is, How do we, as providers of health and wellness services, achieve this goal?

By ICAA

Let’s Move! provides the ideal opportunity to attract grandparents and grandchildren into your health or wellness center or program by providing participants with shared experiences and multidimensional health benefits, depending on the programs offered. To embrace this opportunity, you may want to incorporate the intergenerational activities below into your programming, or use them as a springboard for other ideas.…

By ICAA

The concept of active aging was adopted by the World Health Organization in the late 1990s. Today, active aging provides a conceptual framework for governments, communities and corporations to plan and implement multi-dimsensional strategies to improve the quality of life for older adults. Individuals can also improve their quality of life by being engaged in life as fully as possible throughout the life span.…