‘Blue Zones’ are regions of the world where people live longer. These areas of unusual longevity have long fascinated researchers, as they try to ascertain what these locales have in common that result in the long-lasting health of their residents.
A good way to ensure that your social media communications are effective, engaging, and helping to build your brand, is to create a social media manual for your business. But what exactly is a manual, and how do you create one?
Trauma and adversity have a profound effect on the biological, psychological, neurological and social wellness of a child. A trauma-informed approach to early learning includes developing a thorough understanding of the ways trauma impacts children, and recognising symptoms of trauma as being adaptive, rather than pathological.
Creative advertising agency Thinkerbell has launched a new internship program for people over 55. Thrive@55 is an eight-week, fully paid program, offering older people in Melbourne and Sydney the opportunity to work across all areas of the agency. In an industry dominated by young people, the internship presents a fantastic opportunity for older people to have their voices heard, and for the company to tap into a wealth of experience and expertise.
Instead of looking out for ways to expand into a new sector, consider turning your eye inward towards your own people.
That breadth of experience and knowledge is an amazing resource, but it goes ignored and unnoticed by so many business leaders.
A new program seeks to provide aged care residents with reading material, and the added stimulation of providing feedback to the writers. Pages for Wisdom pairs residents in aged care facilities with new and established writers, offering the opportunity for residents to provide feedback on works in progress.
No business wants their marketing material to be considered spam mail. Companies put a lot of work into creating effective and engaging marketing campaigns, and they want those emails opened, read, and acted upon. Inevitably, some individuals on your email marketing list may not be interested in your goods and services anymore. This is fine, so long as they are given the option to stop receiving information from your company.
During this year’s European summer, a cohort of engineering students from around the world participated in TEDI’s Summer School 2020. Their project? Developing new solutions to make Canada Water, an area of south-east London, a dementia friendly community.
Anyone who has regularly worked through the night knows the tired, sluggish feeling associated with a string of night shifts, and the difficulty of catching up on sleep during the day.
At the moment, exercise is just as vital as ever, especially for older people. Early evidence suggests that keeping fit and healthy may improve your resilience against the COVID-19 virus by boosting your overall immune system. But maintaining the same level of health and fitness becomes difficult when your exercise routine has been disrupted, and those who help facilitate it are no longer allowed to visit your home.