Engaging and Entertaining your Residents through TED Talks: Part 2

Previously, we talked about using TED talks to get your senior population out of their rooms and away from the television while thinking and discussing new topics. Today, we’re offering some ideas for specific talks to show at your facility. We’ve put together some suggestions on a variety of topics, running the gamut from inspirational to humorous. These talks make great jumping off points for discussions, and can help your senior population stay engaged and in the loop. Read more to see our suggested TED Talks……

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Promoting Safe Driving Among Seniors

As a group, seniors generally practice safe driving behaviors: they’re more likely to wear seat belts and less likely to speed or drive while under the influence of alcohol. However, despite these commendable driving habits, seniors are at greater risk than most age groups of being seriously injured while driving. See what you can do to help educate your senior population in safe driving……

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Helping Seniors Engage with Technology for Better Well-Being

In a world where many people are separated from loved ones by great distances, people are increasingly relying on technology to stay in touch with friends and family. This poses a special challenge for the senior community, as only 53% of seniors today actively engage with the internet. This means that nearly half of seniors are missing out on a huge opportunity to enrich their lives and stay connected with family and friends. See great ideas to make this happen……

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FUNdamental 1: Exercising the Full Lung Capacity

With a New Year comes the opportunity to get creative. So…let’s go for it! The 1st myEventConnect-FitXpress blog provided an overview of what we call the FUNdamentals of FUNctional FITness. If you missed it…please look back in an effort to familiarize yourself. Consider introducing these fundamentals to your residents/patients (R/Ps) as you come to understand them yourself…1-at-a-time in the coming months. A building block approach such as this will allow R/Ps to gradually incorporate healthy habits that will work together serve to not only improve functional fitness, but quality of life….

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FITness IS FUNdamental

FITness IS FUNdamental
with Nikki Carrion MA
“Health is Wealth…Invest in Yourself with Exercise.” That’s something Jack LaLLane said many, many years ago. Jack was an amazing example of the level of health that results from an active lifestyle. Some of us remember Jack for his amazing feats of physical fitness in the 1950’s and 60’s, some us are more familiar with the Power Juicer Jack and his wife Elaine advertise and we can all be awed by the fact that Jack lived a healthy and active life until he passed in 2011 at the age of 96. However, what very few of us know is that Jack had a multitude of health issues in his younger years. He reports having overcome them by making healthy lifestyle choices. Find out how we as Activity Professionals improve our residents functional fitness……

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Keeping the Olympic Spirit Alive

Age of Champions is a refreshing documentary about the lives of inspirational seniors who have fought all odds to perform in the National Senior Olympics. This is the perfect time to highlight this remarkable feat as we were just cheering on our own USA team at the London Olympics and we can keep the Olympic spirit alive! See how to host a screening of Age of Champions….

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Sex Education for Our Senior Population

We know. You never thought you’d have to sit through another sex education class after you survived high school. It’s time again to revisit a little of that education with our maturity in mind. Recently, we have seen a rapid rise of sexually transmitted diseases in our senior population. What is more concerning than this fact, is the lack of education, awareness and conversation around this new trend….

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