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Why Seniors Need to Bank Vitality Assets to Maintain Health & Independence

For seniors, there are four pillars of healthy aging: physical health, emotional health, spiritual health and financial health.

There's an increasing amount of focus on that last one, because many Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers are woefully underprepared for the cost of retirement. But there hasn't been perhaps enough focus on retirement planning to shore up the remaining three pillars of positive aging.

And that's the crux of retirement consultant Kay Van Norman's work. A well-known speaker, wellness consultant and senior care expert, she is the founder and president of Brilliant Aging, a consulting firm designed to help people age with purpose and vitality.

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The 5 Love Languages and Positive Aging

We all want to feel loved by the significant people in our lives, and aging doesn't diminish that need. If anything, it might make that desire more urgent.

And, truth be told, time can be an enemy to strong relationships, in that the longer a relationship goes on, the more likely complacency, or even jealousies, can develop — es

pecially if two people don't understand that what makes one feel loved isn't necessarily what makes the other feel loved.

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How Technology Is Important for Healthy Aging

Technology and seniors. Two words that a lot of people might not immediately pair. But that's changing.

There are a host of in-home assistive technologies, apps, mobile devices and even virtual reality (VR) experiences that are making healthy aging easier than ever before.

On March 12, you'll likely have the opportunity to see many of these technologies on display, at Parish Health Ministry's annual Refresh Your Soul conference on positive aging.

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4 Strategies Businesses & Communities Can Use to Promote Positive Aging

One of Episcopal Retirement Services' most important long-term goals is to help Cincinnati and the surrounding Tristate area become one of the most age-friendly regions in the nation. That's not something we can do all by ourselves.

We need help from the business community. We need help from local governments. And we need help from people like you.

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What Is Neuroplasticity? Here’s What You Need to Know

As it turns out,it’s never too late to change. And aging people do continue learning throughout their lifetimes.

Why? It's all due to neuroplasticity, according to brain and cognition researchers. But just what is neuroplasticity? Let's examine that today.

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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss Refresh Your Soul in 2018

It's almost spring in Cincinnati, and that means it's time once again for Parish Health Ministry's annual Refresh Your Soul conference, which will be held on Monday, March 12, at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

If you're the family or professional caregiver for a senior, or if you're a senior yourself, you shouldn't miss Refresh Your Soul this year. Here are four reasons why:

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6 Resolutions We're Making at ERS for 2018

Well, here we are at the end of 2017. Another year in the books, plenty of successes achieved and yet more progress made.

But, as is the typical custom at the close of the holidays, we're going to make a few resolutions for Episcopal Retirement Services to strive for in 2018. This year, our theme is “Hope for the New Year.”

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The Top 8 ERS Moments of 2017

 

For many seniors nationwide, 2017 has undoubtedly felt like a year of uncertainty. Here in the Tristate, though, Episcopal Retirement Services has continued to make great strides in improving care for our region's elders. And we've achieved some tremendous successes.

With 2018 approaching, we'd like to take a moment to look back at the past 12 months and reflect on some of those successes. Here are our Top 8 ERS Moments of 2017.

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ERS Wellness Program Wins Award from Association for Professionals in Aging

 

Have you heard the news? Episcopal Retirement Services' (ERS) Bee Healthy Wellness Program has been recognized as an "Outstanding Project in the Field of Aging" from our local Association for Professionals in Aging (APA)!

Our Director of Resident & Health Services, Anthony Williams, will receive the award on our behalf at the Tristate APA's annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 14. Tickets for the event are available here.

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ERS Practices the Art of Hospitality with "Platinum" Service

 

When is retirement care a health care service, and when is it a hospitality service? There are, of course, aspects of both.

Episcopal Retirement Services has long pondered that question. And we keep coming back to the answer, "sometimes, and all the time."

Retirement care is sometimes health care. It's always hospitality. With service that’s personal.

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