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FEBRUARY 2019 REC REPORT NEWSLETTER

Senior Living Continues Shift Toward Wellness

Mounting evidence over the past few years reveals that senior living communities have been trending toward wellness-oriented lifestyles for their residents, and the findings of a new survey seem to erase any remaining doubt, showing that the tipping point toward wellness has been reached.

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REC NEWS

NSPF, APSP Unify to Form New Organization

The National Swimming Pool Foundation and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announced that the organizations will unify to form the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.

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American Water Charitable Foundation, NRPA Award $150,000 to Nature Play Area

The American Water Charitable Foundation announced it is awarding $150,000 in grant funding to support a local nature-based play area in Bel Air, Md.

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Miami-Dade Parks Gets New Soccer 'Double-Pitch'

Miami-Dade Parks, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Target unveiled a new set of mini-pitches at South Dade Park in Homestead, Fla.

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ICAA Announces Beacon Award for 'Best in Wellness'

The International Council on Active Aging has teamed with NuStep LLC to recognize and honor senior living communities that have excelled at adopting wellness-based lifestyles.

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STMA Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Sports Turf Managers Association confirmed its 2019 Board of Directors.

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INDUSTRY STATS

Active Older Adult Programming

Active Older Adult Programming

Some 43.6 percent of respondents to the 2018 Industry Report survey said they currently offer programming for active older adults at their facilities. This type of program is most commonly found among respondents from Ys (71.6 percent), parks (63.1 percent), recreation centers (62.6 percent) and health clubs (60 percent).

Over the next three years, 17.1 percent of those respondents who said they would be adding programming at their facilities said they planned to add programs for active older adults. Respondents from health clubs were, by far, the most likely to report that they had such plans. Some 45 percent of health club respondents with plans to add programs said they would be adding programs for active older adults.

See our entire State of the Industry Report here.


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Plan to Recover: Disaster Recovery for Parks & Recreation Areas

From wildfires to hurricanes and more, Mother Nature can do a lot of damage. Parks and recreation is often on the front lines, helping residents cope, but also recovering facilities and sites.

For more information, read Plan to Recover: Disaster Recovery for Parks & Recreation Areas.

A Splashing Good Time

In late September 2018, an amazing new splash park was completed in the river valley of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, featuring visual appeal, inclusivity and eco-friendly recirculation.

For more information, read A Splashing Good Time.

Find Your Fit: Fitness Equipment Goes Functional & Other Trends

Functional fitness is all the rage, and equipment manufacturers are providing new and innovative machines to accommodate it.

For more information, read Find Your Fit: Fitness Equipment Goes Functional & Other Trends.

Looking Beyond Physical Limits: Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming

Much of the focus of inclusion efforts has been placed on physical disabilities, but developmental disabilities are also common and require a unique approach.

For more information, read Looking Beyond Physical Limits: Creating Inclusive Environments & Programming.

Inspiring a Lifetime of Health: Wellness Programming for the Under-18 Crowd

Reaching teens, tweens and younger kids with programming to inspire a healthy future can be a challenge. Here we look at successful programs from across the country.

For more information, read Inspiring a Lifetime of Health: Wellness Programming for the Under-18 Crowd.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events!

NIRSA 2019 Annual Conference, Feb. 16 to 19 in Boston (www.nirsa.org)
2019 ACA National Conference, Feb. 19 to 22 in Nashville, Tenn. (www.acacamps.org/conference)
Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & Expo, Feb. 19 to 22 in El Paso, Texas (www.traps.org)
2019 AOAP 8th Annual Conference & Exposition, Feb. 25 to 28 in Frisco, Texas (www.aquaticpros.org)
MPRA 2018 Conference & Expo, Feb. 26 to March 1 in Branson, Mo. (www.mopark.org)

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