• Keep Moving! It’s Good for Your Body and Your Brain

    By: Danielle Palli  David Griffith is a self-described farm boy from Ohio who graduated from Ohio State. He went on to teach agriculture, while also serving in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) – a commitment that led to a four-year stay in Japan. Conversely, Charlie Davis was a city boy born in Washington, DC […]

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  • Sun Health’s Successful Aging Series

    Sun Health’s Grandview Terrace, La Loma Village and The Colonnade are three Masterpiece Living partner organizations located in Arizona. Sun Health recently wrote a series of articles defining successful aging and demonstrating ways to incorporate lifestyle approaches within a community and as an individual. In part one, Spirituality at retirement communities, they explore the importance of a […]

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  • Friendship Village of Bloomington a Promising Practices Winner!

    Friendship Village of Bloomington (a Lifespace Community and Masterpiece Living partner) was recently featured in the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging’s annual Innovation at Work 2017 report as a Promising Practices Winner for the way that they are helping to reshape the aging services profession. In the article, “Promoting Wellness Through Resident Empowerment,” they share […]

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  • Masterpiece Living Designates Friendship Village of Bloomington a Center for Successful Aging

    By 2050, it is projected that 88.5 million Americans (one in five) will be aged 65 and older – more than double the projected 40.2 million in 2010. There is no question that we as a society must adapt to the growing older adult population. Coupled with the knowledge from a landmark ten-year study by […]

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  • Masterpiece Living Announces the 2017 Movement Matters Winners!

    Movement Matters is a month-long campaign created by Masterpiece Living to inspire and challenge its more than 80 partner organizations across the nation to move more and to tie purpose to movement. This year’s Movement Matters ran throughout the month of September, and included participants from every level of living. Research tells us that a sedentary lifestyle puts us […]

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  • Ann’s Dance (Judson Park)

    “Could I have this dance,” Ken Ray, fitness coordinator at Judson Park, asked resident Ann Toth. The community was hosting a dance as part of Masterpiece Living’s Movement Matters campaign. “I’d love to,” she answered. “But I can’t dance anymore.” After Ann’s husband died, she was unable to go anywhere that had big band music […]

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  • Rosewood Resident Champions Brain Fitness for the Masses

    By: Danielle Palli “Pass a kind word and a smile and you bless someone’s life as much as your own.” We could follow Helen Henton all day collecting shareable nuggets of wisdom, such as the quote above. Helen, a long-time resident at Rosewood (a Human Good community), can be best described as an optimist, a […]

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  • Cathedral Village’s Horticulture Program Supports Healthy Aging

    Masterpiece Living partner, Cathedral Village, recently received media attention for their popular horticulture program. Not only does gardening encourage physical activity, social engagement, and a connection with nature; but it also provides an opportunity for residents to grow their own food while creating a healthy environment for local butterflies, bees and beneficial insects. READ MORE

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  • Leatherworking as Part of “Living It!”

    By Danielle Palli “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” Lifestyle Director, Vivian Dunn told us. In this instance, she’s referring to Howard Coleman, a resident at the Buckingham at Houston (a Masterpiece Living partner and Certified Center for Successful Aging). At first glance, Howard’s long white hair and beard, coupled with his serious expression […]

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  • Mindful Aging: The Power of Presence

    By: Cera Meintzer “Wherever you put the mind, the body will follow,” Chaplain Jim Kok, Executive Director of Chaplain Services at Christian Living Communities, told us. He began his presentation on mindful aging by citing the work of researcher Ellen Langer. In the ’90s, Langer studied the mind-body connection and specifically how your thoughts and […]

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