Aging & Wellness

TRENDING NOW: Working the Gig Economy after 50—Fun or Financially Necessary?
, Aging & Wellness

The New York Times reports a trend where older adults are working in nontraditional settings such as driving services. Estimates from various sources indicate that…

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Glass Half Full: Optimism Linked to Long-Term Health
, Aging & Wellness

Expecting good things to happen may prove true when it comes to health. A recent study examining the relationship between dispositional optimism and healthy aging…

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Yesterday’s Actions Impact Today’s Cognition Differently for Older Men & Women
, Aging & Wellness

New research suggests the leisure activities older adults engaged in before age 40 can have a very different impact on their cognitive health, depending on…

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TRENDING NOW: The Llama Will See You Now
, Aging & Wellness

Animal therapy has become quite common, especially around college campuses, hospitals, and Life Plan Communities. The mention of animal therapy might elicit mental images of…

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Social Butterflies & Couch Potatoes: How Older Adults’ Health Is Affected by Their Partner’s Activities
, Aging & Wellness

Recent research examined the activities of older couples to understand the link between activities and health, with a focus on the relationship between partner activities…

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TRENDING NOW: Older Adults Have a Say in Product Development That Targets Their Demographic
, Aging & Wellness

A group of older adults who call themselves Longevity Explorers are breaking new ground with businesses and product developers. These older adults are providing valuable…

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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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