Healthy Living lecture series begins June 1 | Latitude 65

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will host the Healthy Living lecture series starting on June 1, offering presentations by a variety of specialists and experts on medical issues.

The free 11-lecture series is presented by UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning. Lectures can be viewed in person at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the BP Design Theater, on the fourth floor of the ELIF building on the UAF Fairbanks campus. Mike Powers, former CEO of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, is coordinator for this year’s series and will host each lecture.

Masks are required for unvaccinated people attending the events. The lectures will also be webcast at media.uaf.edu and posted on the Summer Sessions website afterward at www.uaf.edu/summer/events.

The series begins with Allan Katz, the former U.S. ambassador to Portugal, discussing “Building Healthy Communities: Resetting Expectations — the Need for Civil Discourse.” Katz is the founder and CEO of American Public Square,

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Aegis Living Appoints Senior Vice President of Clinical and Health Services | State News

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Aegis Living, a national leader in senior assisted living and memory care, announced the appointment of Constance Schein, RN, as Senior Vice President of Clinical and Health Services. Schein will lead major nursing and care initiatives across the company, during a time when Aegis Living is moving toward a more integrated healthcare model and deepening its commitment to wellness.

“The last 14 months have certainly tested us, in every imaginable way, in terms of keeping our residents and teams safe and healthy,” said Aegis Living President Kris Engskov. “Today, we are emerging stronger as a company and are doubling down on our commitment to helping older adults live more vibrant and full lives.” Constance will help us propel this work forward in so many ways and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring her skills, experience, and

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Healthy Living in Middle Age Really Pays Off in Senior Years | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Live well, live longer.

New research offers more evidence that the mantra rings true: People who got regular exercise and ate a healthy diet in middle age had a reduced risk of serious health problems as seniors.

“Health care professionals could use these findings to further promote and emphasize to their patients the benefits of a healthy diet and a regular exercise schedule to avoid the development of numerous chronic health conditions in the present and in later life,” said study author Vanessa Xanthakis, an assistant professor of medicine and biostatistics in the Section of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Her team analyzed long-term data from nearly 2,400 Americans in a large ongoing U.S. health study to determine how closely they followed U.S. government dietary guidelines and physical activity guidelines. Physical activity

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This Start-Up Is Looking at the Future of Senior Living, Aging in Place

The most common options for single, healthy seniors are to either live alone, move into an institutional senior living facility, or move in with family.

Each option can present issues. Living alone can lead to loneliness-related health issues; institutional living is too expensive for most families; and moving in with family can put an additional burden on children now raising their own families.

UpsideHoM is building a new model to tackle some of these issues, and they’re calling it a “deconstructed” senior living facility.

Baby boomers and senior living

Driven largely by the coronavirus pandemic, senior living occupancy rates are shrinking, while inventory growth has also slowed. Less people are living in senior housing, and the capacity of senior living is topping out — all while boomers continue to age.

According to a report from the University of Chicago, by 2029 less than half of middle-income seniors in

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