• 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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  • LeadingAge President and CEO, Larry Minnix, Receives the 2015 Robert L. Kahn Award

    The Robert L. Kahn award was established in 2008 to recognize exceptional contributions to the propagation and application of principles of successful aging. Recipients of the Kahn award are leaders in shaping societal views of aging, identifying and tapping the unique human potential of older adults and contributing to the cultural transformation of the aging […]

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  • Grandview Terrace’s Adopt a Grandparent/Student Initiative

    Young scholars from the Odyssey Preparatory Academy (grades 5 through 8) sat with wide-eyed fascination as one resident from Grandview Terrace recounted his harrowing story of survival that fateful day during his time in the Navy several decades ago. This was one of many powerful stories shared that day in what turned out to be […]

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  • Journey to Greater Wellness: Julie Worley’s Story

    Inspired by a presentation that Dr. David Gobble gave at The Renaissance (a Masterpiece Living partner), resident Julie Worley decided to accept his “70% challenge.” Several years later and 90 pounds lighter, Julie shared with us her journey to wellness… When I moved to The Renaissance in April, 2010, the good news was that the food […]

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  • Throwback Thursday at Westminster Village Allentown

    Westminster Village (a Masterpiece Living partner) kicked it back a few decades with its very own version of  #TBT (Throwback Thursday). Team members and residents from all levels of living came together to share photographs, precious keepsakes, and items from their past to reminisce and share their experiences with one another. One resident brought an angel that […]

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  • A Letter From Lynda About What It Means to Grow, Achieve, Invent and Celebrate Life

    “I have never heard anyone at Quincy Village say ‘no’ when it comes to the personal growth of an individual … I am allowed to recreate myself, to nurture my interests, to discover new lifestyles … to grow, achieve, learn, share, educate, create, invent and enjoy.” Lynda Kuckenbrod, a resident of Quincy Village (a Masterpiece Living […]

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  • Hank Mol Makes Walking to Wellness a Reality!

    When Hank Mol’s blood sugar levels inched him dangerously close to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, he knew something had to change. At 81 years of age, he confessed, “I wasn’t too happy when the doctor told me I had prediabetes, especially since I considered myself to be fairly healthy. It was the wakeup call […]

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  • Artful Living at The Birches

    Last week, residents of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills (a Masterpiece Living Community) proved that creativity knows no age limit. Instructor, Lorna Nelson, guided participants in the creation of their own interpretation of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Artistic expression is more than just fun; neurological research suggests that creativity and learning something […]

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  • Hot Air Balloons to Harleys … What’s On Your Bucket List?

    Riding a Harley had been Peggy Porter’s dream since she was 10 years old – ever since her parents bought a summer cottage in Tomahawk, WI near a Harley-Davidson plant. Riders from the Midwest would visit each year for the Tomahawk Fall Ride. Now, at age 90, Peggy got to scratch that off her bucket […]

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