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Occupational Therapy with Older Adults

Expandable Door Hinge...instantly make a doorway wider to increase accessibility for wheelchairs, etc.

Interesting concept for someone with visual or sensory impairments, but I think it could be a little unsettling!!

LED Faucet Lights

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The National Council on Aging and Humana Inc. recently conducted a survey to learn more about older adults' opinions on family and active living. Results suggest that family reunions and relationships inspire seniors to stay active and pursue their own well-being. Check out the infographic for a summary of survey results about family.

Many Seniors Connect Well-being to Time They Spend with Family

ncoa.org

You're never too old to play - especially on a Friday, right? Check out the new Older Americans Month materials from the Administration on Aging: 1.usa.gov/wBv290. This year's theme is designed to encourage older adults to stay engaged, active, and involved.

I made one of these from an old soccer ball we had lying around the house. Participants pass and catch the ball and tell about their first date, first car, city where they were born, favorite meal, mother's name, etc. It's not as easy to use now that Medicare has done away with groups, but it can still be a fun way to address dynamic standing balance, coordination, strength, and ROM. My patients love to reminisce, and I've even seen the P.T.'s using my OT ball for inner thigh squeezes!

Best, Worst, First Thumball

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Go4Life campaign has a lot of great active aging resources.

National Institute on Aging

go4life.niapublications.org