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CC Young Senior Living to Host Internationally Recognized Active Aging Expert Colin Milner

May 14, 2024 | Uncategorized

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CC Young Senior Living to Host Internationally Recognized Active Aging Expert

Colin Milner on June 7

Boomer generation flooding the market, living longer, and disrupting the senior living industry

DALLAS (May XX, 2024) – Living better longer is the great “disruptor” today challenging and shifting the paradigm on aging. By 2034, Baby Boomers between ages 60 to 84 entering the senior living market will number 61 million, disrupting the marketplace in size and increasing the demand on tools for healthy aging. To explore the advancements and possibilities in living longer, healthier lives, CC Young Senior Living will host International Council on Active Aging Founder and Chief Executive Officer Colin Milner in an informative presentation about whole-person wellness and active aging on Friday, June 7, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. at The Point Auditorium on the CC Young Campus.  

“The Baby Boomer generation presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the senior living market,” says CC Young Senior Living President and Chief Executive Officer Russell Crews. “Not only are they flooding the marketplace, but this group is also drawn to autonomous living and aging actively. This is causing the industry to change its model to accommodate and embrace wellness to enrich the quality of life and foster vibrant communities. At CC Young, we want people to live better longer and we have taken a comprehensive approach to wellness, cultivating a wellness-centric environment for our current and future residents and staff.”

Every year, 4.1 million Americans turn 65 according to estimates from the Retirement Income Institute at the Alliance for Lifetime Income. Incorporating wellness programs can help this population stay healthy longer to alleviate the stress on healthcare institutions, as well as lower the financial burden on families.

“Longer health spans, longer work lives and active lifestyles of older adults are the future. The guiding force directing this is wellness, which encompasses all areas of a person’s life as an integrated whole,” says International Council on Active Aging Chief Executive Officer Colin Milner. “The concept of healthy aging is transforming senior living and our understanding of growing older by emphasizing vitality, resilience, and continued growth for a purpose-filled life.”

The Point at CC Young is uniquely positioned to serve residents and non-residents. Through Point Membership, non-residents can participate in everything CC Young residents experience including a comprehensive wellness schedule featuring fitness classes, Parkinson’s-specific programs, lifelong learning opportunities through UNT OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning), arts, and technology education, and much more. Point Members are also eligible to experience aquatics programs in The Vista. The inclusionary approach fosters intergenerational connections through all activities including the self-directed “Game Zone” to build a richer, more diverse community where older adults are not isolated but are active and thriving participants.

Recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of “the most innovative and influential minds” in the world on aging-related topics, Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, pioneered North America’s active-aging industry. He is a globally recognized expert on healthy aging. As an acclaimed writer with 300+ articles, Milner influences leaders worldwide. He also advises prestigious organizations like WHO, World Economic Forum, Apple, NIA, HHS, the Olympics, Apple, and the White House. His impactful speeches have reached Fortune 10 companies, governments, and various sectors, earning him media recognition from organizations such as CNN to the Wall Street Journal.

About the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

ICAA is a professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry and supports professionals who aspire to develop wellness cultures for adults over 50. This support includes creating wellness environments, programs, and services. The association is focused on active aging—an approach to aging that helps older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness—and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools. As an active-aging educator and advocate, ICAA has advised numerous organizations and governmental bodies.

About CC Young Senior Living

For more than 100 years, CC Young has been serving senior adults. The community is nestled in the heart of East Dallas on a lush 20-acre campus across from White Rock Lake. CC Young is a forward-thinking, nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community with a long history of excellence. Known for stellar services, CC Young holds a 5-Star overall Quality Rating from the Centers of Medicare Services in skilled nursing care, home health, and hospice. CC Young provides opportunities for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Long-Term Care, Respite Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Aquatics and Outpatient Therapy, and Hospice General Inpatient services. The Community Services Program offers Home Healthcare, Hospice and Palliative Care, and Private Care on- and off-campus. Its services are licensed in 13 counties throughout North Texas. The Vista’s opening in 2020 launched a new era of healthcare for residents and surrounding community members. Coming later, The Terraces will be the newest Independent Living residence featuring views of White Rock Lake. Additionally, The Point & Pavilion, located in the heart of the campus, offers creative, educational, recreational, fitness and spiritual opportunities for residents and the public. To schedule a tour or learn more, call 214-258-4000 or visit ccyoung.org.

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