• Dr. Roger Landry on the Patricia Raskin Show

    Dr. Roger Landry and host Patricia Raskin dispel the myths of aging and discuss practical tips for a better aging experience. In this interview, Dr. Landry shares how lifestyle and a positive attitude can actually suppress genes that would otherwise cause impairment, and how learning new things causes our brains to make new cells and […]

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  • Masterpiece Living’s Lyceum

    The Masterpiece Living Lyceum is an invitation-only gathering of Masterpiece Living partners, a place for sharing innovative ideas and non-traditional thought. Aptly named after Aristotle’s Lyceum, which served as early milestones in the development of Western science and philosophy, the Masterpiece Living Lyceum was created to inspire change in the traditional ideas of aging. This […]

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  • Successful Aging for All

    By: Teresa Amaral Beshwate, MPH The mission of Masterpiece Living is no small task: to change the experience and perception of aging. Our vision is a society in which aging means growth, engagement, vitality and purpose. We believe that all people should be able to age successfully, no matter where they live. In late 2011, […]

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  • Joan Devine Explains Why There’s No Room for the Word “Still” When It Comes to Successful Aging

    If only everyone had a Golden Retriever like CC as a personal trainer to ensure we never missed a workout! We recently spoke with Joan Devine, Director of Performance Improvement at Lutheran Senior Services who is supporting the launches of Masterpiece Living at Heisinger Bluffs, Merdian Village and Breeze Park. Joan wanted to share her […]

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  • Elim Park’s Summer Challenge Is On!

    “Mastering the Art of Living” is the tagline, and “Why not?” is the question … To inspire residents to challenge themselves, Elim Park Wellness Director, Barbara Womer, asked participants to pick a simple personal goal that could begin and end between July 1 and Labor Day as part of their Summer Challenge. They displayed a […]

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  • Successful Aging Begins Now

    Ryan Knisely Shares How MPL Has Changed His Life in Some Pretty Remarkable Ways   “You realize how valuable Masterpiece Living is when it begins popping up in everyday conversation,” Ryan Knisely, Independent Living Sales Director at Quincy Village (a MPL partner and Presbyterian Senior Living community) told us. “I can be out socializing with […]

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  • From Wellness to Transformation

    “Before wellness models can truly make a difference, those who work with older adults need to embrace changes themselves,” says ICAA’s founder/CEO Colin Milner in the recent article by Marilynn Larkin, From Wellness to Transformation: Next Steps for Active-Aging Leaders. Milner also discusses how aging stereotypes and fear may hold people back from reaching their potential. […]

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  • Masterpiece Living Through the Eyes of One Acacia Creek Resident

    Recently, Wilma Grice, an Acacia Creek resident, wrote an article defining Masterpiece Living, and what it means to those at her community. Here, she illustrates the four components of successful aging, explains the meaning of gerotranscendence, and describes how positive thinking and a healthy lifestyle can make a difference… ACACIA CREEK AND MASTERPIECE LIVING Acacia Creek is partnered […]

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  • Unleashing the Superhero That is Our Collective Older Adult Population

    Dr. Roger Landry was recently featured in the Huffington Post with his article, “Should We Stop Being Nice to Older Adults?” In it, Dr. Landry explored “what if…?” What if our older Americans were expected to become part of our education system? What if our experienced and motivated grandparents were integrated into our childcare system? He takes […]

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  • How Where You Live Affects the Way You Age

    Five Ways to Know if Your Community is Successful Aging-Friendly…  By: Dr. Roger Landry Over the last couple of decades, we’ve learned that lifestyle is the heavy hitter when it comes to how we age. Does where you live support your aging-friendly lifestyle? Does it encourage and allow you to be more active? Does is foster the […]

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