Aging & Wellness

Gossip for Good: Social Talk Keeps Isolated Older Adults Connected
, Aging & Wellness

Recently, a researcher explored how social talk may support isolated older adults aging in place. This study earned a bronze 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research…

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Creating a New Wellness Model Specifically for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In an article that earned a 2019 bronze Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award, researcher Matthew Fullen, PhD, proposed a multidimensional wellness framework to guide…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Living on College Campuses
, Aging & Wellness

Imagine a university where on the housing block lives a college student who is 20, and another who is 77. This is a real trend…

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Catching a Play: How Older Adults Benefit from Theater Attendance
, Aging & Wellness

Staying active and engaged is important for older adults’ health and well-being, but sometimes it can be difficult to know which activities are best. Findings…

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The Role of Race in Future Care Planning—Not What It Seems
, Aging & Wellness

Planning for one’s future care can be difficult to even consider, but it tends to be even less common among African Americans. One study aimed…

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TRENDING NOW: It’s Fun to Age at the YMCA
, Aging & Wellness

Since its founding in 1844, the YMCA has been known as a popular recreational organization where young people can meet and focus on activities and…

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Risk Factor: Benefits of Physical Activity for Those with Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2019 Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging silver award, researchers investigated the role that physical fitness plays in developing…

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The End of Ageism? Messaging May Reduce Implicit Age Bias
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned the 2019 Gold Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers surveyed 767 adults age 18 to 92 about their implicit…

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Which Framed Messages Motivate Older Adults to Move?
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers recruited 106 older adults (age 60 to 86) and 132 participants age 19 to 39 to participate in an online survey. In the survey,…

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Good Works, Good Effects? Volunteering, Stress & Emotions in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

In addition to helping others, older adults who volunteer may gain a benefit to their own well-being. A recent study explored the relationship between volunteering…

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Living with Purpose: Greater Purpose in Life May Protect against Cognitive Decline
, Aging & Wellness

Previous research has documented benefits of having greater purpose in life, such as better health, longevity, and physical functioning, and possibly better cognitive health. A…

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TRENDING NOW: Coworking Spaces for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

A Brooklyn-based company is changing the culture of coworking spaces to something many people would not expect in a crowded and bustling office environment. Coworking…

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