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How Exercise Promotes Overall Well-Being for LTC ResidentsHow Exercise Promotes Overall Well-Being for LTC Residents
Recreation Tips & Tricks
How Exercise Promotes Overall Well-Being for LTC Residents
Aug 3, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Older adults are one group that has much to gain from physical activity, especially for those living in long-term care. Did you know that exercise encourages intellectual, social, and emotional health?

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: September Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: September Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: September Edition
Aug 2, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

For this month, we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of September to help you get an early start on your September calendar and celebrate those fun holidays.

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Top 3 Causes of High Turnover in Long Term Care CommunitiesTop 3 Causes of High Turnover in Long Term Care Communities
Operations Best Practices
Top 3 Causes of High Turnover in Long Term Care Communities
Jul 18, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

One of the biggest reasons why the workforce has not kept pace with the demand for LTC is that the industry struggles with staff turnover. Read on to uncover what causes high turnover in LTC and what needs to improve.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: August Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: August Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: August Edition
Jul 6, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

For this month, we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of August to help you get an early start on your August calendar and celebrate those fun summer holidays.

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3 Ways Top Communities Are Addressing Staff Shortages in Long Term Care3 Ways Top Communities Are Addressing Staff Shortages in Long Term Care
Operations Best Practices
3 Ways Top Communities Are Addressing Staff Shortages in Long Term Care
Jul 5, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

The staffing shortage in long term care is a challenge that operators need to approach strategically. Find out more about what some LTC communities are doing to address turnover. 

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: July Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: July Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: July Edition
May 30, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Summer is in full swing! For this month, we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of July, to help you get an early start on your July calendar and celebrate those fun summer holidays.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: June Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: June Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: June Edition
Apr 27, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

For this month we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of June to help you get an early start on your June calendar.

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5 Strategies Recreation Managers Can Use to Avoid Burnout5 Strategies Recreation Managers Can Use to Avoid Burnout
Recreation Tips & Tricks
5 Strategies Recreation Managers Can Use to Avoid Burnout
Apr 22, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Recreation Managers are continually underfunded, overworked, under appreciated, and undervalued - leading to stress, fatigue, and ultimately burnout. Check out these 5 strategies to cope with burnout.

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Why Senior Living Communities Must Know About the 7 Dimensions of WellnessWhy Senior Living Communities Must Know About the 7 Dimensions of Wellness
Recreation Tips & Tricks
Why Senior Living Communities Must Know About the 7 Dimensions of Wellness
Apr 14, 2022
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Welbi

How can your wellness program meet the ever-growing demands of boomers, the wealthiest and most active generation ever?

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Why Your LTC Community Should Be Focusing More on MDSWhy Your LTC Community Should Be Focusing More on MDS
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Why Your LTC Community Should Be Focusing More on MDS
Mar 24, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

MDS (Minimum Dataset) is a requirement in long-term care homes, but many communities do not understand MDS well enough to use it to its full potential. In this article, we take a dive into MDS.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Spring Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Spring Edition
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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Spring Edition
Mar 16, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Sprint is upon us! For the month of April, we’re sharing Easter-themed activities, funny April Fool’s Day activities, and a unique program idea to help your residents get a kickstart on their spring cleaning. 

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Why Loneliness is as Dangerous as 15 Cigarettes a day for Older AdultsWhy Loneliness is as Dangerous as 15 Cigarettes a day for Older Adults
Health
Why Loneliness is as Dangerous as 15 Cigarettes a day for Older Adults
Feb 24, 2022
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Welbi

Loneliness kills. For seniors, loneliness can be as large of a health risk as obesity, smoking, or alcoholism.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: St. Patrick's Day Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: St. Patrick's Day Edition
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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: St. Patrick's Day Edition
Feb 15, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re hoping you and your residents have the luck of the Irish as you begin planning for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Pots of gold, beautiful rainbows, leprechauns, and all the green you can handle!

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Making the Case for Recreation — How APANS is Addressing the Staff Shortage Crisis in LTCMaking the Case for Recreation — How APANS is Addressing the Staff Shortage Crisis in LTC
Operations Best Practices
Making the Case for Recreation — How APANS is Addressing the Staff Shortage Crisis in LTC
Feb 8, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In an interview with Welbi head of marketing Terrence Wang, VPs Joe Anne Holloway and Laura Scott share the strategies they’ve used at APANS to continue providing quality resident experiences during the recreation staff shortage. 

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Valentine's Day Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Valentine's Day Edition
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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Valentine's Day Edition
Jan 10, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re looking ahead to the romantic month of Valentine’s Day! Cards, celebrations, candy hearts, and all the red and pink you can imagine! Celebrate all kinds of love with your residents this holiday season.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: New Year's Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: New Year's Edition
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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: New Year's Edition
Dec 16, 2021
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re celebrating the beginning of 2022 with party ideas, reminiscing, reflecting, and more! The start of a new year is a great time for you and your residents to look back and reflect and look ahead to resolutions, goals, and fresh starts.

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10 Benefits of Recreation for Older Adults10 Benefits of Recreation for Older Adults
Recreation Tips & Tricks
10 Benefits of Recreation for Older Adults
Nov 18, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Activity professionals see the amazing difference that recreation makes in the lives of their residents first-hand. Here are our top 10 ways that recreation benefits older adults, as told to us by our Welbi Heroes!

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Holiday Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Holiday Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Holiday Edition
Nov 3, 2021
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re looking ahead to December with holiday activities galore! Elves, Fires, Holiday Movies, and more! What seniors living community doesn’t love getting festive during the holiday season?

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How to Reduce Staff Turnover in Your Senior Living CommunitiesHow to Reduce Staff Turnover in Your Senior Living Communities
Operations Best Practices
How to Reduce Staff Turnover in Your Senior Living Communities
Oct 14, 2021
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

A typical senior living operator with ten communities can save $2.2 million annually by reducing turnover by just 10%. Avoid the high cost and turmoil of staff turnover with these employee retention strategies.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition
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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition
Oct 7, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Observe Remembrance Day or Veterans Day in your senior living community with these activities. Plus, try some fun aerobic exercises, create amazing artwork, and hold a Minute to Win It tournament with your residents!

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Is Your LTC Community Compliant?Is Your LTC Community Compliant?
Operations Best Practices
Is Your LTC Community Compliant?
Sep 21, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

90% of communities’ resident data is inaccurate, outdated, or incomplete. Software integration ensures your communities are compliant and modernizes your teams’ recreation data and processes.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Part 210 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Part 2
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Part 2
Sep 8, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Take your residents on a virtual adventure, celebrate Grandparent’s Day, and unwind from all the excitement with some classic games.

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How to Utilize Social Media for Senior Living CommunitiesHow to Utilize Social Media for Senior Living Communities
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How to Utilize Social Media for Senior Living Communities
Aug 23, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Whether you’re looking to improve your online presence or build it from the ground up, these tips will help you create a social media strategy that will get your community noticed.

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5 Tips to Stay Flexible as an Activity Director5 Tips to Stay Flexible as an Activity Director
Recreation Tips & Tricks
5 Tips to Stay Flexible as an Activity Director
Aug 16, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

For activity directors, dealing with change is part of the daily workload. These 5 tips will help you practice flexibility in the workplace.

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How to Increase Occupancy in Your Senior Living CommunityHow to Increase Occupancy in Your Senior Living Community
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How to Increase Occupancy in Your Senior Living Community
Aug 6, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

It’s no secret that maintaining high occupancy keeps your communities profitable and drives the growth of your business, so here are five ways to increase occupancy.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas10 Senior Community Activity Ideas
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas
Jul 29, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Here are 10 activity ideas that will help your residents appreciate the natural world, get some low-impact exercise, and create gift-worthy arts and crafts!

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3 Steps to Improving Your Resident Experience3 Steps to Improving Your Resident Experience
Recreation Tips & Tricks
3 Steps to Improving Your Resident Experience
Jul 22, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Wellness is subjective, but you need objective data to make informed decisions to improve your resident experience. Follow these three steps!

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5 Ways to Save Time as an Activity Director5 Ways to Save Time as an Activity Director
Recreation Tips & Tricks
5 Ways to Save Time as an Activity Director
Jul 19, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

When you’re juggling multiple roles and stacks of paperwork, it can feel like there’s just not enough time to do it all. We’ve come up with a list of 5 ways to save time!

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How Technology is Transforming Senior Living in the Age of COVID-19How Technology is Transforming Senior Living in the Age of COVID-19
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How Technology is Transforming Senior Living in the Age of COVID-19
Jul 15, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Technology usage among seniors sky-rocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults are learning to embrace new devices, but can the industry keep up with these tech-savvy seniors?

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Senior Community Activity Ideas to Kick Off the SummerSenior Community Activity Ideas to Kick Off the Summer
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas to Kick Off the Summer
Jul 5, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Summer is here! We've made a list of one-on-one and group activities to get your residents outside to soak up the sunshine, as well as activities to bring the outdoors to them.

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 How to Increase Resident Engagement in your Senior Living Community How to Increase Resident Engagement in your Senior Living Community
Recreation Tips & Tricks
How to Increase Resident Engagement in your Senior Living Community
Jun 9, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

With ever-changing resident needs, staying on top of changes in engagement will ensure that you protect your residents from the dangers of social isolation.

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The Six Components of an Excellent Senior Living Wellness ProgramThe Six Components of an Excellent Senior Living Wellness Program
Recreation Tips & Tricks
The Six Components of an Excellent Senior Living Wellness Program
May 31, 2021
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Welbi

When senior living community operators used to think of wellness, the fitness centre or community pool would come to mind. These days, a wellness program is more.

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One-On-One Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 10One-On-One Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 10
Activity Ideas
One-On-One Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 10
May 6, 2021
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Welbi

From discovering the world virtually to indoor gardening, we hope these ten one-on-one activity ideas for senior communities during COVID-19 quarantines inspire you.

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Reasons to Invest in Your Senior Living Community's Wellness ProgramReasons to Invest in Your Senior Living Community's Wellness Program
Operations Best Practices
Reasons to Invest in Your Senior Living Community's Wellness Program
Apr 12, 2021
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Welbi

Discover why wellness programs should be seen as a great opportunity to improve the overall operation of your community(ies) and should be invested in accordingly.

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Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors Part 2Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors Part 2
Stories
Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors Part 2
Feb 18, 2021
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Welbi

Amazing accomplishments do not discriminate by age! These older adults serve as an example that it is never too late to accomplish your goals.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Valentine's Day Edition!Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Valentine's Day Edition!
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Valentine's Day Edition!
Feb 5, 2021
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Welbi

Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some activity ideas for you! As Valentine's Day approaches, let's spread the love while limiting the spread of COVID-19.

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10 Reasons Why Activity Professionals are the Heart of Senior Living Communities10 Reasons Why Activity Professionals are the Heart of Senior Living Communities
Stories
10 Reasons Why Activity Professionals are the Heart of Senior Living Communities
Jan 28, 2021
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Welbi

It is no secret that active aging leads to better health and longer lives and activity professionals are an integral part of providing this for members of their communities.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 8Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 8
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 8
Jan 19, 2021
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Welbi

As we begin a new year, it is as important as ever to ensure your residents remain safe while reducing the dangers of prolonged social isolation. To help, here is another installment of our activity idea series for your community!

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Christmas Edition!Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Christmas Edition!
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Christmas Edition!
Dec 17, 2020
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Welbi

The Christmas season is here and we’ve got a new round of cheer! Get your community into the holiday spirit with these 10 Saint-Nicholas-themed activities for your residents this year.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Holiday Edition!Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Holiday Edition!
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Holiday Edition!
Dec 16, 2020
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Welbi

The holiday season is here and we’ve got a new round of cheer! Get your community into the holiday spirit with these 10 holiday-themed activities for residents of all backgrounds.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 5Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 5
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 5
Dec 10, 2020
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Welbi

Senior communities are still working night and day to keep their residents safe throughout these challenging COVID-19 times. We are working hard to continue providing you with ideas, programs, and activities to ensure your residents’ spirits remain high.

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Contact Tracing; Integral in Outbreak ManagementContact Tracing; Integral in Outbreak Management
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Contact Tracing; Integral in Outbreak Management
Dec 2, 2020
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Welbi

Within a senior living community, the faster we can identify close or high-risk contacts, the more impactful our actions are to mitigate risk.

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Have Some Fun with Your Mask During COVID-19Have Some Fun with Your Mask During COVID-19
Activity Ideas
Have Some Fun with Your Mask During COVID-19
Oct 26, 2020
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Welbi

Face masks don’t have to be plain — in fact, a well-crafted face mask can be a great statement piece and a fun activity for your residents.

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6 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Senior Living Community6 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Senior Living Community
Activity Ideas
6 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Senior Living Community
Oct 6, 2020
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Welbi

The holiday season is upon us and brings with it numerous opportunities for turning typical days at your community into seasonal experiences.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 4Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 4
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 4
Apr 27, 2020
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Welbi

As the pandemic continues, Welbi has compiled more activities you can try out during these challenging times.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 3Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 3
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 3
Apr 17, 2020
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Welbi

Keeping the spirits high is essential right now! Here are some ideas and activities being used right now in senior communities.

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Senior Activity Ideas During COVID-19: Easter Edition!Senior Activity Ideas During COVID-19: Easter Edition!
Activity Ideas
Senior Activity Ideas During COVID-19: Easter Edition!
Apr 9, 2020
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Welbi

Easter may be an emotional time for everyone, as families and loved ones spend time apart. Here are some holiday themed activities to connect and engage with seniors.

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Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 QuarantinesSenior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines
Activity Ideas
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines
Mar 24, 2020
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Welbi

Here is a list of different activities you can put in place that still engage your older adults on a daily basis.

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7 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss in Old Age7 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss in Old Age
Health
7 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss in Old Age
Jul 19, 2018
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Welbi

Memory loss is a common factor that affects older adults. Although there is no way to completely prevent it, there are certain factors that can help.

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5 Ways that Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Senior Living Industry5 Ways that Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Senior Living Industry
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5 Ways that Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Senior Living Industry
Jun 6, 2018
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Welbi

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the senior living industry, and in doing so help to manage the upcoming demand.

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How Can Underweight Seniors Achieve a Healthy Weight?How Can Underweight Seniors Achieve a Healthy Weight?
Health
How Can Underweight Seniors Achieve a Healthy Weight?
Feb 23, 2018
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Welbi

While the consequences can be serious, if you or a family member is underweight or at risk of becoming so, there are steps that can be taken to prevent this.

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How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 2)How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 2)
Health
How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 2)
Feb 16, 2018
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Welbi

Do you know how your body will be affected by age? Nearly every part of the body is affected by age-related changes in some way, shape, or form.

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How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 1)How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 1)
Health
How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 1)
Feb 9, 2018
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Welbi

As we age, we experience a variety of changes throughout our bodies. This article will touch on some of these common age-related changes.

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5 Misconceptions About Aging5 Misconceptions About Aging
Health
5 Misconceptions About Aging
Feb 2, 2018
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Welbi

There are a lot of stereotypes that are associated with getting older. Here are 5 misconceptions about aging, and the truths behind the stereotypes.

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4 Ways that Caregiving Affects Physical and Mental Health4 Ways that Caregiving Affects Physical and Mental Health
Caregiving
4 Ways that Caregiving Affects Physical and Mental Health
Jan 26, 2018
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Welbi

Caregiving is hard work. While many caregivers feel that it can be a rewarding experience, caregiving can affect physical and mental health.

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Healthy Eating Habits for DiabeticsHealthy Eating Habits for Diabetics
Health
Healthy Eating Habits for Diabetics
Jan 19, 2018
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Welbi

By eating a proper diet, exercising regularly, and regularly monitoring blood sugar levels people affected by diabetes can keep their levels in an acceptable target range.

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How Can You Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss?How Can You Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss?
Health
How Can You Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss?
Jan 16, 2018
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Welbi

As people get older, it’s common to experience a decrease in muscle mass. The progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass is called sarcopenia.

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6 Ways That Seniors Can Stay Safe and Warm This Winter6 Ways That Seniors Can Stay Safe and Warm This Winter
Health
6 Ways That Seniors Can Stay Safe and Warm This Winter
Jan 11, 2018
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Welbi

The cold, dry air can cause discomfort, and ice and snow can cause slips and falls. Stay warm and secure during the winter months and avoid any risks by following our winter safety tips.

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5 Dental Health Tips for Older Adults5 Dental Health Tips for Older Adults
Health
5 Dental Health Tips for Older Adults
Jan 5, 2018
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Welbi

Dental health is extremely important for older adults. It’s estimated that 93% of seniors aged 65 and older have had tooth decay or cavities.

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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Senior-Friendly5 Ways to Make Your Home More Senior-Friendly
Caregiving
5 Ways to Make Your Home More Senior-Friendly
Dec 21, 2017
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Welbi

There are a variety of modifications that can be made in and around the home to eliminate potential fall risks and make life easier for seniors as they age and their needs change.

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What Should You Do If You Have High Blood Pressure?What Should You Do If You Have High Blood Pressure?
Health
What Should You Do If You Have High Blood Pressure?
Dec 19, 2017
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Welbi

If you have high blood pressure or are at risk of developing it, there are lifestyle choices that can be made to help lower it.

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What's the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?What's the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
Health
What's the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
Dec 12, 2017
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Welbi

Do you know what the difference is between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Are they the same thing, or are they completely different?

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10 Best Heart-Healthy Foods10 Best Heart-Healthy Foods
Health
10 Best Heart-Healthy Foods
Dec 8, 2017
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Welbi

A healthy diet can help lower the body’s cholesterol levels and keep arteries relaxed, which keeps the heart healthy and prevents problems.

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7 Useful Apps for Caregivers7 Useful Apps for Caregivers
Caregiving
7 Useful Apps for Caregivers
Dec 6, 2017
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Welbi

Here’s our handy list of useful smartphone apps for caregivers. All are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

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How High Blood Pressure Affects Your BodyHow High Blood Pressure Affects Your Body
Health
How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Body
Nov 29, 2017
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Welbi

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called “the silent killer”, and for good reason. Learn the dangers and take a proactive approach to your health.

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6 Ways That Older Adults Can Stay Active This Winter6 Ways That Older Adults Can Stay Active This Winter
Health
6 Ways That Older Adults Can Stay Active This Winter
Nov 24, 2017
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Welbi

Don't let the cold weather prevent you from maintaining your healthy habits. Here are 6 ways that older adults can continue staying active this winter.

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7 Tips for New Family Caregivers7 Tips for New Family Caregivers
Caregiving
7 Tips for New Family Caregivers
Nov 23, 2017
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Welbi

Providing care for a loved one can be overwhelming, especially if it's your first time. Find out 7 essential tips you need to know as a first time caregiver.

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What Happens to Your Body and Mind When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?What Happens to Your Body and Mind When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?
Health
What Happens to Your Body and Mind When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?
Nov 21, 2017
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Welbi

Are you getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep can have a variety of negative side effects on the body and mind in both the short-term and the long-term.

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6 Ways Physical Activity Helps Older Adults Live Longer and Healthier6 Ways Physical Activity Helps Older Adults Live Longer and Healthier
Health
6 Ways Physical Activity Helps Older Adults Live Longer and Healthier
Nov 17, 2017
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Welbi

Exercise is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for older adults. Here are 6 ways that it can help you live longer and healthier.

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5 Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers5 Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers
Caregiving
5 Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers
Nov 15, 2017
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Welbi

Long-distance caregiving comes with its own set of unique challenges. With these essential tips, it’s possible to be a great caregiver without living nearby.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp While Aging5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp While Aging
Health
5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp While Aging
Nov 10, 2017
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Welbi

Approximately one in ten people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's Disease. Learn how you can prevent this from happening to you by follow these tips.

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Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: The Benefits of Mindfulness for CaregiversPut Your Oxygen Mask on First: The Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers
Caregiving
Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: The Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers
Nov 8, 2017
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Welbi

If you aren't healthy, how can you expect to take care of a loved one? As a caregiver, you must always remember to put your oxygen mask on first.

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How to Maintain Proper Nutrition as an Older AdultHow to Maintain Proper Nutrition as an Older Adult
Health
How to Maintain Proper Nutrition as an Older Adult
Nov 3, 2017
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Welbi

Keeping a balanced diet that meets all the recommended nutritional criteria may sound daunting at first, but it’s a lot easier than it sounds.

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How Should We Deal with Senior Loneliness and Isolation?How Should We Deal with Senior Loneliness and Isolation?
Health
How Should We Deal with Senior Loneliness and Isolation?
Nov 1, 2017
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Welbi

How should we react when our senior citizens are literally dying from loneliness? Welbi explores what government, senior organizations & family can do to help.

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5 Health Benefits of Wearable Tech5 Health Benefits of Wearable Tech
Health
5 Health Benefits of Wearable Tech
Oct 25, 2017
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Welbi

Did you ever think that you would be able use your watch to track how many calories you’re burning or how well you’re sleeping? With wearable technology, these once futuristic-sounding features are now a reality, and they come with considerable health benefits.

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Healthy Sleep Habits for SeniorsHealthy Sleep Habits for Seniors
Health
Healthy Sleep Habits for Seniors
Oct 4, 2017
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Welbi

As people get older, their sleep habits and needs change. If you or a loved one is having problems getting restful sleep, some of these tips may be beneficial.

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Millennial Caregivers: An Emerging GenerationMillennial Caregivers: An Emerging Generation
Caregiving
Millennial Caregivers: An Emerging Generation
Sep 27, 2017
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Welbi

When you think about millennials, what comes to mind? What if we told you that 25% of Canadian caregivers are under the age of 30?

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What Happens When Caregiving Conflicts with Career?What Happens When Caregiving Conflicts with Career?
Caregiving
What Happens When Caregiving Conflicts with Career?
Sep 20, 2017
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Welbi

For caregivers, balancing career responsibilities with caregiving duties is no easy task. Welbi provides tips on how to manage and confront your boss.

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10 Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors10 Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors
Stories
10 Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors
Sep 13, 2017
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Welbi

Amazing accomplishments aren’t just for young people. Take a look at some incredible seniors who are breaking records and achieving lifelong dreams!

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Technology is Making It Easier and More Affordable for Seniors to Live at HomeTechnology is Making It Easier and More Affordable for Seniors to Live at Home
Caregiving
Technology is Making It Easier and More Affordable for Seniors to Live at Home
Sep 6, 2017
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Welbi

Caring for seniors can be challenging and costly, which can take a toll on caregivers and relatives alike. Luckily, technology is changing that.

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Taking Care of Your Loved One’s Emotional HealthTaking Care of Your Loved One’s Emotional Health
Caregiving
Taking Care of Your Loved One’s Emotional Health
Aug 1, 2017
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Welbi

When a loved one becomes ill, we tend to only ask them questions about how they are doing physically. We ask them if they feel weak, tired, in pain; but, often.

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How My Grandfather's Passing Inspired Me to Help Reduce Social Isolation in Retirement CommunitiesHow My Grandfather's Passing Inspired Me to Help Reduce Social Isolation in Retirement Communities
Stories
How My Grandfather's Passing Inspired Me to Help Reduce Social Isolation in Retirement Communities
Jul 15, 2017
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Welbi

Welbi was developed to help families like mine gain better visibility into their loved ones' lives in retirement communities. This is my story.

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5 Tips For Dealing With Caregiver Burnout5 Tips For Dealing With Caregiver Burnout
Caregiving
5 Tips For Dealing With Caregiver Burnout
Jun 26, 2017
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Welbi

When your focus is your loved one’s care, you may start feeling overwhelmed and forget to look after your health. Here are some tips for dealing with burnout.

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