2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Brief Intervention to Improve Psychological Fitness

A pilot study involving 96 members of a retirement community tested the efficacy of a brief intervention to improve psychological skills in order to improve older adults’ overall mental health. One month after the intervention, participants had significantly increased optimism and significantly decreased anxiety when compared to a control group.

Source: Short JL. Psychological fitness for older adults: a pilot intervention. Seniors Housing & Care Journal; (2012). 20(1).

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC) and the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging are bringing open access to the Seniors Housing & Care Journal in 2012, making all the articles accessible to all, free of charge. To download the articles from the 2012 journal, please visit the NIC’s website.

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