Global Aging
Engage Magazine Summer 2022

Global Aging: A Conversation with AARP International

While many are familiar with AARP’s work in their communities and across the United States, some may be surprised to learn that AARP has a robust international presence. We chatted with Dr. Vijeth Iyengar – AARP’s Director of Global Aging – on issues around global aging.  Tell us about the primary goals of AARP International. Read More…

Creating Joy at Work - Creative Spark
Engage Magazine Summer 2022

Creating Joy at Work

By Katie Wade, Senior Director of Creative Engagement, and Jessica McCracken, Director, Covia’s Creative Spark By now, you’ve noticed that you aren’t the same person you were before the pandemic and global events of the past two years. Perhaps you’ve taken inventory of the physical and emotional toll that you, your loved ones, coworkers, and Read More…

Tools to Optimize Quality Dementia Care
Engage Magazine Summer 2022

Tools to Optimize Quality Dementia Care: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation for Residents with Dementia Care

By Kathleen Weissberg, National Director of Education, Select Rehabilitation During normal times, individuals with dementia are among the most vulnerable persons in society. The pandemic further exacerbated their vulnerability, due to the direct physical effects of COVID-19 and indirect effects on social supports upon which they depend. For those with dementia, social connection means everything; Read More…

voice recognition
Engage Magazine Summer 2022

Senior Living Providers Turning to Alexa to Enhance Well-Being and Connectedness

by Therese Ten-Brinke, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Eskaton Voice-first technology is disrupting the way residents access services and information within senior living.  Senior living operators are using Alexa devices for functions ranging from calling their family to asking for the daily events and menu. Since 2018, Eskaton has deployed 1,000 Echo Dot devices and earlier Read More…

The SAGE Study
Engage Magazine Summer 2022

The SAGE Study: Measures of Successful Aging

In today’s society, aging is often seen as synonymous with decline. “Most definitions of aging equate it with getting worse,” says geriatric neuropsychiatrist Dr. Dilip Jeste. “I wondered if that was necessarily true.” While many studies focus on the diseases of aging, as Director of the Stein Institute at UC San Diego, Jeste wanted to explore Read More…

View from the Capitol
Engage Magazine Summer 2022

View from the Capitol

By Meghan Rose, General Counsel & Chief Government Affairs Officer and the policy team at LeadingAge California This September will mark the end of a two-year California Legislative session unlike any other. As California and the nation emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legislature has struggled to increase legislative output to a pre-pandemic level while Read More…