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SEVEN DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS

Thursday, October 13, 2016

For many years, wellness meant the treatment of disability or illness in order to restore a level of health. Over the last few decades, the definition has expanded past a reactive perception to the insight that wellness can be proactive – a process that keeps one healthy and active, preventing or slowing decline. Among others, the International Council on Active Aging has identified seven dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, and environmental. The concept advances the belief that someone who is fulfilled in each of these dimensions will experience a sense of wellbeing and, perhaps, lead a healthier life.  ...Read the rest...


EXPLORATION OF WELLNESS IN SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES

Thursday, October 06, 2016

During the month of October, the Retirement DYNAMICS blog will examine the followings aspects of fitness and wellness: ...Read the rest...


DOES ENHANCED INDEPENDENCE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY THREATEN SENIOR LIVING?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tremendous innovations in technology allow those who sacrificed independence to reclaim it once more.Advancements in smart phones, applications, smart houses, tele-monitoring, and easily accessible services create an opportunity for many people to remain in their homes for longer periods of time. Will senior living providers suffer occupancy decline due to these new capabilities? I venture “no,” on two counts, as we can respond by both embracing the changes and adapting to them. ...Read the rest...


ENHANCING INDEPENDENCE AT HOME THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Ninety-five percent of seniors state they wish to remain at home, and innovations in technology have assisted them in making that wish come true.Universal design, smart housing technology, remote safety with health monitoring, and community-based services for seniors are just a few of the initiatives extending their ability to remain at home.  ...Read the rest...


REVIEW OF TECHNOLOGIES AIMED AT INCREASING INDEPENDENT FUNCTION

Thursday, September 15, 2016

When today’s seniors take full advantage of modern technology, they can increase their independent functioning ability, either by improving their own physical or cognitive abilities or by gaining access to needed supportive services, not even including any health related services.  ...Read the rest...


ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY IMPACTS AGING

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, affecting many aspects of our daily lives, including the way we age and adapt to the physical and cognitive changes associated with the aging process. ...Read the rest...


FINE TUNING AUDIENCE GROUPS BY PERSONAS

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

When attempting to create an effective message in any media – electronic, print, or verbal -- efficacy can be increased by the use of personas.Personas entered the scene in the 90’s and have become increasingly utilized by marketing professionals in the senior living industry.The concept fits well with our adult child clientele shopping for a parent as well as the older adults shopping for themselves. ...Read the rest...


BALANCING THE WEB SITE’S APPEAL TO THE DIGITAL AND HUMAN CUSTOMER

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DIFFERING REQUIREMENTS ...Read the rest...


Who is Searching for Your Website- Part 2

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Who Is Searching For Your Web Site? We previously established that it is most often the adult child of an older adult who searches for a senior living website, being reactive to a situation that has arisen with the parent(s), most often a health or cognitive concern. When seniors conduct a search on their own behalf, they fall into one of two categories: the reactive consumer or the proactive consumer. Read prior article.
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Who Is Searching For Your Web Site?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

After honing your web site to assure good positioning during a query, you must next attract your human customer. We acknowledge that each customer is unique with a unique set of desires or needs; however, it is often helpful to divide your customers into subsets:adult children and the adult consumers shopping for themselves. Each group seeks different information during a search, and their conversion times vary dramatically. ...Read the rest...


 

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