Announcing the 2017 Movement Matters Winners!

Thank you to those who participated in the Movement Matters campaign! Movement Matters is a month-long inclusive campaign to inspire and challenge the Masterpiece Living Network to create new and more purposeful movement. During the campaign, the network was challenged to make movement inclusive across levels of living and to tie purpose to movement. As part of the campaign, organizations […]

Think “Neuroplasticity!”

Think “Neuroplasticity!” By: Dr. Roger Landry Think of the brain as a collection of millions of roads – 100,000 miles of neural pathways. And every time we wish to move, learn something new, recall a fact, recognize someone, or do any of the magnificent things our brain is capable of, messages travel along these pathways at hyper-speeds of up to […]

Maximizing Memory Ability in Older Adulthood

Dr. Rob’s Science Connection — Enhancing Brain Health Maximizing Memory Ability in Older Adulthood Maximizing one’s memory ability in middle and older adulthood requires a multifaceted approach. In this short article, I will summarize recent research showing how we can maximize our memory ability. Any one suggestion won’t have a huge impact, but all together they could have a very […]

Rosewood Resident Champions Brain Fitness for the Masses

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 […]

Leatherworking as Part of ‘Living It!’

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 […]

Movement Matters

Movement Matters™ Did You Know? According to research from the Mayo Clinic, taking a daily walk can strengthen your bones and muscles; improve balance; help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes; support weight loss goals; and give you a greater sense of well-being. Masterpiece Living is pleased to bring you reliable health information and tools from […]

Falls Are Not Inevitable

Falls Are Not Inevitable By: Dr. Roger Landry If you knew that standing on one leg while brushing your teeth could help prevent you from falling, resulting in a serious injury, would you do it? I know one woman who does just that. By standing on one leg while brushing her teeth, she is programming better balance in her inner […]

Trailblazing to the Summit of Social Change

By: Danielle Palli and Verna M. Cavey, PhD How does societal change relate to successful aging? How can we be proactive vs. reactive and facilitate opportunities for growth during these changing times? These were the questions addressed to tackle the tough – and often sensitive – topics surrounding marijuana usage, End-of-life rights and adopting an inclusive culture in LGBTQ communities. […]

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 beliefs affect your physical experience […]

We Are All Connected

By: Dr. Roger Landry Early Sunday morning on October 23, 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon and during the Lebanese Civil War, two suicide truck bombers struck the barracks of the multinational peacekeeping force, killing 241 US marines, sailors and soldiers, 58 French peacekeepers and six civilians. I was serving at the Air Force Headquarters Europe in Ramstein, Germany. For the next […]