Aging & Wellness

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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).…

Read More
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…

Read More
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,…

Read More
Women & the Meaning of “Age” in Bhubaneswar, India
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

The meaning of “old age” can vary tremendously across time and across cultures, profoundly influencing how we order our lives. It can even vary within…

Read More
Exercise May Reduce Falls Risk Via Cognitive Benefits
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Research has shown that falls reduction programs that include exercise are most effective for reducing falls risk. It is often assumed that these programs are…

Read More
Generativity: Contributing to Others May Enhance Well-Being
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Scholars of the life course have long hypothesized that generativity, or constructive activity that benefits others, is important to mid- and later-life human development. (Examples…

Read More

    Add insight to your inbox

    Get the latest InvestigAge articles and research emailed to you each month. Just complete the form below to subscribe.

    Thank you!

    You are now subscribed to InvestigAge.
    A confirmation has been sent to the email you provided.

    Continue to Website Share with a Friend
    Close