Aging & Wellness

Health Behavior Change Following Chronic Illness
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer, cerebral vascular disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes are considered preventable because they are substantially influenced by modifiable behaviors such…

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The Independent Living Report
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

A comprehensive study about how and why older adults choose independent living. This detailed 116 page study, conducted by Dr. Margaret Wylde of ProMatura Group…

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Senior Living for the Next Generation Volumes I & II
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Senior Living for the Next Generation, Volume I – A View Through the Lens of the Experienced Adult Child marks the first release of a…

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Engaged as We Age
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Health & Wellness

Many of today’s older adults are re-inventing how they become or remain engaged with work, volunteer activities, education and other learning activities, and caregiving for…

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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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