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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to provide the caregiver with the tools they need to take care of themselves while they care for others....

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"Take Me Out to he Ballgame"

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Battle of the Buildings

Clark Retirement Community has entered the main building on Franklin Street into the 2014 Battle of the Buildings contest. Battle of the Buildings is a "Biggest Loser"...

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About Us

Optimistically simple – and simply optimistic! That’s the Clark retirement philosophy. We are inspired by the growing body of research on mature adults and the positive findings that have been identified.

  • In a 20-year longitudinal study of 660 participants, Yale University researchers found that older adults with more positive self-perceptions of aging lived 7.5 years longer than those with less positive self-perceptions of aging.

  • A University of Michigan study found that older people who are helpful to relatives, neighbors or friends delay their risk of dying by nearly 60% over peers who don't provide practical help or emotional support to others.

  • Tufts University researchers demonstrated that with 12 weeks of strength training in men 60-72 years of age muscle strength doubled to tripled, and muscle mass increased 10 to 15 %. In an 8 week study of women 87 to 96 years living in a nursing home, muscle mass was tripled and muscle mass increased by 10%.

  • A Harvard University study concluded that negative stereotypes of aging worsen people’s memory and self-confidence while positive stereotypes improve them.