Canadian filmmaker aims to decrease depression, anxiety among seniors

Canadian filmmaker Leah Iwaniuk of 3Scape Systems, recently spent a week at Brookdale South Regal living on campus with the 160 residents, gathering ideas for new therapy films and getting feedback on the initial film – she also played bingo, did Sit and Fit exercises and got her butt kicked at Wii bowling. Read more

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Water polo: aggressive sport easy on aging joints

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As America ages, museums are adapting to audiences with memory loss

MINNEAPOLIS – The docent didn’t point out the brush strokes in the oil painting hanging in the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She didn’t talk about the artist other than to give his name, or ask her group to consider his influences or skills or medium. Instead, as seven dementia patients and their caregivers studied “Winter Landscape,” docent Grace Goggin asked them what activities they could remember doing in the snow. When one patient’s wife said “shovel,” most of the group smiled and laughed. Read more

Boomers find booming business with pot shop

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Region’s long-term care ombudsman retires

Linda Petrie, who helped craft the region’s first long-term care ombudsman program in 1990, has retired. Read more

Keeping seniors on their toes

Spokane County has a higher death rate from fall-related injuries than the rest of the state. Read more