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East Meets West in Senior Living

Rehabilitation experts from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan chose Attic Angel Community as a model to study during their visit to Madison in August 2018.

They were in town to lead a symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison about the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine. Two of the delegates had visited several senior living facilities the previous year and chose Attic Angel for a follow-up visit and introduction to their colleagues as they consider programming and facilities improvements in their Asian homelands.

Led by UW-Madison Rehabilitation Psychology Associate Professor Tim Tansey and Attic Angel Community’s Chief Operations Officer Derek Buckley, the group also met with Ann Albert, director of Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL), to discuss new ways to serve and care for seniors that might be able to take root in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The group toured Prairie Point, interested in the model that provides independent living with health care resources close by for when they might be needed. The tour continued at Attic Angel Place and included its raised garden beds, a concept they found attractive for rehabilitation and general well-being of seniors who may not be able to do traditional gardening.

Universities represented were Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan.

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