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No More Mr. Lonely: How Sense of Purpose Protects against Loneliness in Older Adults

Researchers have found evidence that, for older adults, having a sense of purpose in life can act as a barrier against loneliness and its detrimental effects.

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“I’m Not Grandma, I’m Glamma (Glamorous Grandma)”: How Language Shapes Perceptions of Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Changes in language trigger changes in social perceptions over time, including language addressing aging and older adults. In a study that earned a Bronze 2022…

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An Optimistic Industry Outlook: Senior Living on a Post-COVID Rebound
, Senior Housing

McKnight’s Senior Living is reporting on an exciting new rebound emerging through the senior living industry. This comes at a time when the industry was…

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Keeping Calm & Carrying On: Older Adults Experience Less Stress Than Younger Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers have notoriously indicated that older adults are more resilient than younger adults. A new study indicates that they are also less likely to experience…

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Monitoring Mobility: How Smartphones Could Make Tracking Your Health More Accessible
, Technology

There is an increasingly vital need to make health tracking tools more accessible, especially for older adults. One aspect of health that is important for…

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TRENDING NOW: More Older Adults are “Unretiring”
, Aging & Wellness, Trending Now

Prior reports have revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many older adults retiring early. A Spectrum News article has that number specifically at 3…

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Rebooting an Ageist Industry: The Need to Revamp Technology Design & Distribution for Older Adults
, Technology

Technology can be a gateway for older adults to maintain their independence while also providing family and caregivers with the peace of mind that their…

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Looking Forward to Tomorrow’s Art Class: How Purpose Is Maintained among Senior Living Residents
, Senior Housing

Older adults with a greater sense of purpose exhibit better physical, mental health, cognitive functioning, and higher levels of life satisfaction. Unfortunately, sense of purpose…

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Connecting with Caregivers: How One Company Is Improving Software to Help Caregivers of Those with Dementia
, Caregiving

Taking care of individuals with dementia can require increasing levels of care, and sometimes transitions from institutional care to home, or from community services to…

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A Life of Leisure? How Lifelong Education, Work & Even Leisure Can Impact Cognitive Aging
, Aging & Wellness

Researchers have previously looked at biological or neurological factors to explore cognitive wellness. However, there still is not a clear picture of why there are…

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Perchance To Dream: How Short Sleep Is Associated with Risk of Multimorbidity in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

One third of a human’s life is devoted to sleep. Most of us know how important sleep is, but perhaps we do not know how…

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Collegiate Life Redux: Older Adults Seeking Roommates for Inflationary Cost Sharing
, Aging & Wellness

Recent economic squeezes in the US due to inflation have affected food, gasoline, and home prices. These rates of high inflation have been affecting Americans…

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Beyond Your Silver Sneakers: Promoting More Multidimensional Wellness Initiatives in Senior Living Communities
, Aging & Wellness

Group exercise classes are a staple of wellness programs targeting older adults within senior living communities. However, while they may be easy to adopt and…

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