Personal and Professional Development as a Retention Strategy in the Aging Space

Reflections on an article, “Supply Side Economics for Senior Living Operators” in McNight’s Professional Development Journal (April 2017). The Bureau of Labor Statistic reports that at least 2.5 million more workers will be needed by 2030 to provide care and services to the aging United States population. This is not surprising if you consider the […]

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Loneliness and Suffering: Stemming the Tide

Although I have been researching loneliness among older adults for some time now, the ubiquity of this issue still astonishes me. Lately, a study titled: “Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems and Death Among Elderly” got my attention. From the University of California at San Francisco, it made many familiar points; the astoundingly high rate […]

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Be an Agent for Social Engagement and Connection in Your Community

The CircleTalk Leader Certification Course is now enrolling! Do you believe that listening is the most important gift one human being can give to another? We do at CircleTalk . We are committed to creating an environment of: Belonging Giving and getting value through whole-hearted listening Structured, meaningful conversations and sharing personal stories and ideas […]

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Changing the Norm – “A Social Revolution in Residential Care”

We have talked extensively in previous blogs about something that has become known as the ‘loneliness epidemic’. What is it? This refers to the alarmingly high rates of social isolation reported by seniors. Feelings of isolation can stem from loneliness, depression, or social anxiety, and are closely correlated with rapid mental and physical decline. Many […]

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A Successful and Inspiring Day of Training!

On Friday, November 11, the CircleTalk training team gathered with 26 trainees from around the country in the beautiful chapel room at The Academy Boulder. The day was a great success! Our group included participants from 16 to 82 years old! It was blessed to interact with our diverse and lively group, and together we […]

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Help CircleTalk Win a Philanthropy Award!

Dear Friends of CircleTalk, We have been selected as a finalist for Partners in Philanthropy, presented by BizWest and Premier Members Credit Union! CircleTalk is among several Boulder Area non-profits to receive this nomination in recognition of their mission and accomplishements. The winner will receive a free marketing campaign valued at $20,000. We are so […]

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Last Call to Join the Circle Talk Leader Training!

Registration for the CircleTalk Leader Course closes on Thursday at 5 PM. We have 4 spots left! Contact us if you are interested in enrolling in this interactive and dynamic one day training program. In her TedTalk “The Simple Cure For Loneliness”, Baya Voce states that “Loneliness is an emotional state that we have when […]

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Reaching Out and Coming Together

I recently read an article by Senior Planet entitled “Aging Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Lonely”. (Link Here). It brought up an important and often overlooked point: living alone does not necessarily mean one is lonely. According to a study from the University of California San Francisco, people aged 65 and under living alone are […]

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