Aging & Wellness

Confidence in 55+ Housing Market Growing
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Each quarter since its inception in 2008 the National Association of Home Builders’ 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) is used to measure builder confidence in…

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The Link Between Physical Health & Psychological Well-Being Among Recently Bereaved Spouses
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

One of the most distressing of life events is experiencing the death of a spouse.  The health detriments associated with widowhood are well-documented. Surviving spouses…

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Identifying & Addressing Social Isolation
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Social isolation is a significant and widespread problem, with a variety of health consequences. A recent paper in the Journal of Primary Prevention reviews the…

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Social Network Type Predicts Health Behaviors
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Social networks have been shown to influence well-being in many ways. For example, a large, diverse social network can provide access to social support and…

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The Importance of Neighborhood Quality for People with Chronic Illness
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

The quality of one’s social and physical environment has an important influence on well-being, particularly for older adults with a chronic illness. Neighborhood characteristics—such as…

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Health & Financial Literacy: Important Foundations for Decision-Making
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center examined the influence of health and financial literacy on decision-making ability among community-dwelling older adults without dementia. Their…

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AAHSA Ziegler 100: 2009 Results
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Operations, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

The release of the 2010 AAHSA Ziegler 100 (AZ 100) report provides data from the nation’s 100 largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living providers as they…

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Loneliness, Functional Decline, & Mortality
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

It is well known that social connectedness and the avoidance of loneliness are important aspects of healthy aging. The psychological experience of loneliness is distinct…

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Updated Falls Prevention Guidelines
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

Falls are the most common cause of injury to older adults, and a fear of falling keeps many from physical and social activity. Minimizing falls…

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Economic Influences on Remarriage & Cohabitation
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

As the US population ages, older adults are the fastest growing age group of people who cohabitate (or live in an unmarried intimate domestic relationship).…

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AAHSA Ziegler 100: 2008 Results
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Operations, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

The release of the 2009 AAHSA Ziegler 100 (AZ 100) report coincides with one of the most challenging economic environments senior living providers have faced…

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Aging & Demographic Change in Chile
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences

There is much to say about the global aging of the human population, as life expectancies tend to rise, and fertility rates tend to decline,…

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