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2017 NVG General Session: Brain Health

The 2017 National Village Gathering is an exciting opportunity to connect with your peers from across the country and learn of innovations happening throughout the Village Movement. Right now our regular registration is going on so Click here to register today. Be sure to sign up before October 15th! Spots are quickly filling, so be sure to register today! Plus, have you heard that we have a special room block reserved at the conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor? Our block of rooms for $199/night is also filling up quickly. Don't miss your opportunity for amazing views and to stay right where all of the action is all at discounted rates. Click here to make your reservation today!

For our 2017 NVG, we will have a Wednesday general session on brain health titled "The Neuroscience of Loneliness in the Golden Age of Brain Health" by Roger Anunsen. Roger Anunsen is a brain health educator, author and program consultant based in Oregon. Roger has been pioneering in the field of memory and aging since 2001 and is a founder and co-principal in MINDRAMP Consulting that provides brain health and wellness events, staff training programs and educational courses.

Read below for a description of the session and we hope to see you there:

Loneliness has recently been called a medical epidemic and labeled an “adverse signal” alongside hunger, thirst and pain. A growing mountain of research is linking loneliness to physical illness as well as to functional and cognitive decline. As a predictor of early death, loneliness eclipses obesity or heavy smoking and studies confirm that loneliness shortens the lifespan by 7.5 years and, even more importantly, shortens the “healthspan” even more. “Denying you feel lonely,” warns one top researcher “makes no more sense than denying you feel hunger.” Brain health educator Roger Anunsen will construct a foundation of evidence-based neuroscience about aging and conclude with a call to action challenging every Village to “End Loneliness” because, as the a campaign in the UK boldly states, “Loneliness is everybody’s business. Click here to visit the conference page to check out the full agenda and session descriptions.

Thanks to our 2017 NVG Sponsors!

Era of Aging Baby Boomers to Ignite Explosion in Jobs in Health Care and Senior Housing

In the coming years, many great opportunities to work in this sector of the job market will pop up. There will be a significant need for health care workers in all of our communities and the demand will continue to grow as our baby boomers grow older. Click Here to read more about it!

Village Anniversaries!

Happy 1 year anniversary to Aging in Place- The Woodlands!

Bingo and Putting Group at SaddleBrooke Senior Village

Senior Village in SaddleBrooke, AZ has several monthly social events where our members get together for camaraderie and some good old fashioned fun! “All I need is one more!” …. suspense is building and everyone listens, then it comes, the exclamation of BINGO!” With a big smile, the winner heads towards the prize table while the rest of the players clear their boards and get ready for another round, and hopefully the chance to be the next one to shout “BINGO!” Our enthusiastic group of players are Senior Village members who attend our monthly Bingo games, held the first Friday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 in the Saguaro Room at the Mountain View Clubhouse. Our very professional caller Pat keeps the place hopping with some very unusual games. No big money purses here, but lots of little prizes along with some sweets so you can indulge in a little sugar fix. And if our members need a ride to bingo, we have volunteers our members can call to get picked up!

The success of Village Bingo has led to another fun activity for our gentlemen members: a weekly men’s putting group that meets on Wednesdays. These fellows gather for the fun of getting out together on the putting green, even if their eyesight is not very sharp or their hands are not too steady. What a great way to enjoy our beautiful scenery, spend some time with the guys, and experience that thrill when you sink a putt! A drink afterwards adds up to a great way to spend the afternoon.

Roy, Steve, Demetre, and David enjoying their day on the course!

The Village Movement at National Conferences

Village to Village Network Executive Director Natalie Galucia spoke about the Village Movement at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, in San Francisco, CA. Pictured left to right: Michelle Vance, University of Central Florida; Dr. Su-I Hou, University of Central Florida; VtV Network Executive Director Natalie Galucia; Andy Scharlach, University of California, Berkeley and Carrie Graham, University of California, Berkeley


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