Pet Ownership for Older Adults – Charlotte Today – October 14, 2019

 

pet ownershipPet Ownership for Older Adults – Charlotte Today – October 14, 2019

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) sponsors this event to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters. Approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year.

Owning a pet seems like a good idea especially for isolated seniors. Let’s go one better. Owning a dog may help you maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes.

“In general, people who owned any pet were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level,” says Andrea Maugeri, Ph.D., a study researcher. “The greatest benefits from having a pet were for those who owned a dog, independent of their age, sex and education level.” So consider pet ownership!

Dr. Ken Dychtwald is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Dr. Ken Dychtwald is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Ken is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, and workforce implications of the age wave.

Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 16 books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind; Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society; Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old; The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life; Healthy Aging; Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent; Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings and, most recently, A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement, and Success. He is currently writing two new books,The Future of Retirement andDestiny Knocks: Lessons from an Irregular Life.He was the executive producer and host of the highly rated/acclaimed PBS documentary, The Boomer Century: 1946–2046.

Since 1986, Ken has been the Founder and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His client list has included over half the Fortune 500, and his explorations and innovative solutions have fertilized and catalyzed a broad spectrum of industry sectors—from pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to automotive design and retail merchandising, to financial planning and health insurance.

He has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and was a featured speaker at two White House Conferences on Aging. Ken has twice received the distinguished American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership, and American Demographics honored him as the single most influential marketer to baby boomers over the past quarter century. His article in the Harvard Business Review, “It’s Time to Retire Retirement,” was awarded the prestigious McKinsey Award, tying for first place with the legendary Peter Drucker. PBS Next Avenue named him a 2016 Influencer in Aging for his work pushing beyond traditional boundaries and changing our understanding of what it means to grow older. Ken was honored by Investment Advisor as one of the 35 most influential thought leaders in the financial services industry over the past 35 years. Ken and his wife, Maddy, recently received the Esalen Prize for their outstanding contributions to advancing the human potential of aging men and women worldwide. He was also awarded the Inspire Award from in the International Council on Active Aging for his exceptional and lasting contributions to the active-aging industry and for his efforts to make a difference in the lives of older adults globally.

During his career, Ken has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, social service, and government groups. His strikingly accurate predictions and innovative ideas are regularly featured in leading print and electronic media worldwide and have garnered more than ten billion media impressions.

In addition to his role at Age Wave, he is deeply involved in numerous activities for the public good including serving as the Chairman of the Alzheimer’s XPRIZE which he co-envisioned with XPRIZE Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis in 2012. The Alzheimer’s XPRIZE team is now preparing to globally crowdsource a new 21st century approach to ending Alzheimer’s disease.

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His topic on the caregiver smile summit is: The Journey of Caregiving

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Caregiver Smile Summit Video Overview

Caregiver Smile Summit Video Overview

The Caregiver Smile Summit is a virtual Summit that will transform your caregiving by providing practical knowledge to make you a better caregiver, take care of your own health, while preparing you for your own aging journey.

The Summit has been recognized by United Health and AARP in the Open Ideo caregiver challenge and our videos are being utilized by corporations, insurers and EAP programs as part of their caregiving assistance programs. In fact we reach more that 5 million people with important information.

We want you to be able to rock the caregiving experience. Turn it from a burden to opportunity. From surviving to thriving. In Caregiver Summit 3 we offer practical tips and solutions that you can apply everyday in your caregiving.

This Summit is ideal for almost anyone. If you are just starting to see the signs that mom and dad need care, this is for you. If you are an experienced caregiver, this is for you too. Even if your caregiving journey is over there is something you can learn about preparing for your own aging needs. That is why boomers should consider attending the Summit. And even foresighted GenX’ers and Millennials, who make up 25% of family caregivers, can learn something too. If you are a caregiver to a spouse or child, we have topics that will interest you as well.

With your all-access pass, you can watch the videos anytime. The entire event is online. Stream videos with internet access on your phone, tablet, or computer.

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Chris Farrell is Participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Chris Farrell is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit

Chris is participating in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media’s nationally syndicated public radio business and economic programs. He is economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and host of its series, Conversations on the Creative Economy. An award-winning journalist, Chris is a columnist for PBS Next Avenue and the Star Tribune. He has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Times, Kiplinger’s and other publications. His most recent book is Purpose and a Paycheck (HarperCollins Leadership) published February, 2019.

caregiver smile summitHis topic on the caregiver smile summit is: Returning to the Workforce After Caregiving

Find out more about the Caregiver Smile Summitwww.caregiversummit.org 

Pet Ownership for Older Adults – Charlotte Today – October 14, 2019

pet ownershipPet Ownership for Older Adults – Charlotte Today – October 14, 2019

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) sponsors this event to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters. Approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year.

Owning a pet seems like a good idea especially for isolated seniors. Let’s go one better. Owning a dog may help you maintain a healthy heart, especially if that pet is a dog, according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes.

“In general, people who owned any pet were more likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal level,” says Andrea Maugeri, Ph.D., a study researcher. “The greatest benefits from having a pet were for those who owned a dog, independent of their age, sex and education level.” So consider pet ownership!

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