Sodexo and the University of Ottawa Make Sense of Seniors’ Quality of Life

New audit tool paired with real-world solutions gathered by researchers helps long-term care communities create “sense-sensitive” environments for seniors with hearing, vision, smell, taste and touch impairments
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LONDON, October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, and the University of Ottawa Life Research Institute today released the first comprehensive study of how the five senses impact quality of life for those living in long-term care communities. All five senses can diminish as we age, and “How and Why the Five Sense Matter for Quality of Life: A Guide for Long-Term Care Communities” reveals the importance of understanding sensory impairments when creating environments for seniors, whether at-home or in a long-term care community.

Why Some People Are Great at School, But Only So-So at Life


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Years ago, I had the experience of meeting Donald Trump. I worked in city government in New York and he wanted to buy a building from the city. (He pitched poorly, and totally misread his civic nerd audience, telling us over and over how Britney Spears had a whole floor of rooms at his hotel….)

He did say one thing that’s stuck in my mind ever since:

Barclays Bolder Apprenticeships: A New Lease on Life

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Four years ago, Jeff Ruffell thought he might not work at a senior level again. He had spent two decades in sales management and another decade in the kitchen and bathroom industry, but a run of bad health and bad luck had left him jobless at the age of just 53.

3 Important Steps Philanthropies Are Taking to Curb Climate Change


Originally posted on The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

By Antha Williams

With Congress at a stalemate and national politics growing increasingly polarized, the role of philanthropy in combating climate change is more critical than ever.

Digital Life and Presley the Wonder Dog


When Will Long and his family found themselves in a new city, they needed a new safety net.

They stitched together their own high-tech, low-tech version, one relying on a specially trained service dog and AT&T Digital Life.

The beast – and it's not the dog

Will Long took a job with AT&T in July 2013. He and his wife, Adrienne, left their hometown of Baltimore and moved to Richmond, Virginia with their kids.

Adrienne has Type 1 diabetes, which she calls “the beast.”

Sustainability at AECOM: Keeping our People Safe

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AECOM strives to be a good corporate citizen by ensuring that its facilities and operations do not pose unreasonable safety or environmental risks. The company recently implemented its "Safety for Life" program coupled with nine “Life-Preserving Principles” that reinforce the importance of safety, health and the environment to both employees and partners.

HP LIFE e-Learning for Entrepreneurs

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HP LIFE is a free, cloud-based training program that helps virtually anyone, anywhere learn the essential business and IT skills to start or grow a business.

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