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How Food Companies Can Make the Most of Longer Lives

The food industry has been somewhat ponderous in responding to the ageing global population. Ben Cooper looks at how food companies can most effectively meet the needs of the growing ranks of older consumers and maximise the commercial rewards on offer.
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By Ben Cooper

By definition, population trends concerning people aged over 60 do not crop up overnight, and food companies stand accused of being slow to recognise and respond to this opportunity. "There's an over-fixation on Millennials within food," says Hamish Renton, managing director of UK food and drink consultancy HRA Global. "The older demographic is under-served. Segmenting by life stage is quite sensible and I don't think it's something the food industry does terribly well."

Welltower Announces Stock Ticker Change to “WELL”

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Ticker symbol represents new wellness model to support improved care outcomes among the aging population;

In celebration of this day of wellness in New York City, the Welltower Foundation is making charitable contributions to several local, best-in-class organizations

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Ticker symbol represents new wellness model to support improved care outcomes among the aging population;

In celebration of this day of wellness in New York City, the Welltower Foundation is making charitable contributions to several local, best-in-class organizations

Global Ageing Network Names Sodexo’s Laetitia Daufenbach to 2018 Board of Directors

Senior Vice President for Sodexo’s Global Seniors Segment Laetitia Daufenbach will join the 2018 Board of Directors for the Global Ageing Network.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., January 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in food service and facilities management, announced today that Laetitia Daufenbach, Senior Vice President, head of Strategic Planning and Projects of Sodexo’s Global Seniors Segment, has been appointed to the Global Ageing Network’s 2018 Board of Directors. As a director, Daufenbach will work to improve best practices in aged care in order to enhance the quality of life of seniors worldwide.

Woodland Pond at New Paltz Selects Connected Living, a Sodexo Partner, as the Exclusive Connection Provider for Families, Friends and the Community

Woodland Pond and Connected Living join forces to bring a new communication platform in New Paltz, connecting seniors, employees and families.
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NEW PALTZ, N.Y., December 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Woodland Pond at New Paltz, N.Y., the Mid-Hudson Valley’s premiere Continuing Care Retirement Community, today announces a partnership with Connected Living, the nation’s leading connector of Seniors with family, friends and communities. Connected Living came to Woodland Pond at New Paltz through Sodexo – Quality of Life Services.

The Five Senses Matter for Quality of Life

By: Marc Plumart
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We get all of our information about the world around us through our five senses, but as we age our senses often diminish. It’s not just that we lose our hearing or have worsened eyesight. Senses of touch, taste and smell can weaken as well. These sensory changes alter the way we experience the world and ultimately impact quality of life.

Quality of Life is Not One Size Fits All When it Comes to Experienced Adults

By: David Boyd Williams
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For some seniors, quality of life is not only a function of how they measure enjoyment and fulfillment in life; it is also about how they believe they are perceived by society in general. Questions such as, “Do you see me as someone over the hill or someone with wisdom and experience?” now punctuate the public sphere. How can the experience of seniors be seen as a value to both their own quality of life and that of those around them?

The Stigma of Living with Dementia

By: Joe Cuticelli
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This is the first blog in a continuing series based on the findings from the Institute for Quality of Life’s roundtable on memory care. Read the full whitepaper: “Treat me like a person, because that is what I still am.”

Freeport-McMoRan Awards $350,000 in Grants to Eastern Arizona Communities

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Freeport-McMoRan’s Community Investment Fund distributed $350,000 in Graham County, Arizona.

One of the recipients of the fund was Southeastern Arizona Community Unique Services (SEACUS), which provides support services for aging and disabled community members.

The funding SEACUS received from the Freeport-McMoRan Community Investment distribution will increase clients served, improve access to quality health care, and reduce the financial burden of caregivers.

Access and Aging: Leveling the Tech Playing Field

By Roman Smith, Director, Sustainability Operations, AT&T
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Recently the AT&T Advisory Panel on Access & Aging (AAPAA) met in Washington, D.C. for a semi-annual meeting to discuss needs and trends in the accessibility and aging community with guest speakers and corporate advisors. AAPAA is a group of 15 different organizations that have a vast network of constituencies looking to AT&T to bring innovative technology to the market that allows individuals in accessibility and aging communities to lead fulfilling lives.

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