by Betsie Sassen, MSN; Saher Selod, PhD; Kathy Bavaro, MPS
Studies reveal that baby boomers intend to age in place for as long as they can before moving into senior living communities (SLC). A relatively new program for older adults, “Without Walls,” has evolved over the past 10 years; examples include senior centers, educational programs offered over the phone, and the “village” movement, all of which aim to serve and engage older adults where they naturally live and gather. Mather Edgewater is an example of one Without Walls model, which offers older adults programs that enhance educational, social, emotional, vocational, and physical well-being—the six dimensions of wellness.
© 2011, National Investment Center (NIC) for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry