Aging & Wellness

Strong Social Support Today Improves Tomorrow’s Physical & Mental Health
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers investigated how and why social support influences older adults’ health. The…

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Neighborhood Watch: The Relationship between Physical Activity & Neighborhood Cohesion
, Aging & Wellness

While physical activity is a key contributor to the health and well-being of older adults, many people are inactive. Neighborhood social cohesion—trust and strong ties…

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Growing Gains: Older Adults Reap Multiple Benefits from Gardening
, Aging & Wellness

Gardening is associated with physical, psychological, and social benefits, but few studies have systematically investigated the benefits of gardening for older adults. In a recent…

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TRENDING NOW: Virtual Bands Are Playing Away Pandemic Stress
, Aging & Wellness

Carol Rosenstein firmly believes that playing a musical instrument can “mend minds.” CNN reports that her nonprofit organization that uses music to help people battling…

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Gains & Losses: How Older & Younger Adults Weigh Their Options
, Aging & Wellness

Older and younger adults evaluate choices differently. A study that earned a 2020 Silver Innovative Research on Aging Award revealed how this evaluation can change…

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Online & On Edge: Older Adults’ Internet Use & Stress Levels during the Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

Past research has resulted in conflicting findings about the relationship between internet use and well-being among older adults. In a recent study of Israelis age…

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Extra Credit: The Cognitive Benefits of Lifelong Learning for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

What happens when older adults go back to school? Researchers investigated the cognitive benefits of coursework for older adults in a study that earned a…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Turn to Virtual Jobs for Extra Income during Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

As COVID-19 continues to contribute to a tight economy, older adults are creatively finding alternative ways to get out of economic woes, as The Oakland…

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The Ties That Bind: The Benefits of Strong and Weak Social Connections Later in Life
, Aging & Wellness

As we age, do close relationships or weaker social connections benefit us more? The long-term association between different types of social ties and emotional well-being…

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Raising Resilience: Improving Older Adults’ Well-Being with a Resilience-Based Intervention
, Aging & Wellness

Resilience—the ability to recover from or adapt well to adversity, loss, or other difficulties—is associated with a number of benefits to well-being. However, few interventions…

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A Lifetime of Relationships Affects Life Satisfaction in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Being married has been shown to have benefits for older adults’ well-being. New research suggests the relationships one has throughout life have a role to…

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TRENDING NOW: Robots, AI & Other Futuristic Technology Find a Home in Senior Living
, Aging & Wellness

Technology to improve the lives of older adults is everywhere, including some game-changing breakthroughs on the horizon for senior living residences, both in the structure…

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