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A Study of Solitude: How Middle-Aged and Older Adults Experience Solitude
, Aging & Wellness

While loneliness has been the subject of many studies, little is known about the experience of solitude. Solitude is defined by the absence of interaction…

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What Happens When Residents Design Their Community’s Social Programming
, Senior Housing

A recent study investigated how to implement resident-led social programs in low-income senior housing. The researchers started a program in 10 low-income 55+ communities in…

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What Happens to Your Mental Health When You Retire?
, Aging & Wellness

Retiring could be a stressful life event or a welcome relief, depending on the individual and the circumstances. A recent study of government workers tries…

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Through the Portal: Older Adults’ Experiences Using Patient Portals
, Technology

Patient portals are convenient tools to help patients manage their electronic medical records. A new study investigated how older adults fare in using this technology.…

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TRENDING: Cannabis Use on the Rise among Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

As the legalization of cannabis is becoming a nationwide trend, more researchers than ever are on the hunt to find significant study results supporting—or disproving—marijuana’s…

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TRENDING NOW: Acting Classes Open New World for Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

The New York Times reported on a popular program at the Culver City (California) Senior Center. Mathew Hoffman, a former theater student at the Barklee…

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Tracing the Cycle of Social Disconnectedness, Isolation & Depression in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Social isolation has negative consequences for older adults, but little research has sought to understand how social disconnectedness (lack of contact with others) and perceptions…

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At Your Service: The Impact of Services in Senior Living on Resident Well-Being
, Senior Housing

A study in Seniors Housing & Care Journal investigated how the availability and use of various services in their senior living community impacted residents’ well-being.…

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Bingo! Playing Games Associated with Higher Late-Life Cognitive Function
, Aging & Wellness

Some intellectual activities are associated with better cognitive function among older adults, but the effects of playing games has been unclear. Researchers recently analyzed longitudinal…

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There’s an App for That: Mobile Health Apps Help Older Adults Manage Their Health
, Technology

New research suggests using mobile health applications helps older adults manage their health. The researchers analyzed data from a mail-in survey of 1,864 smartphone and…

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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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Who’s Who in Today’s Assisted Living/Nursing Home Workforce
, Senior Housing

The assisted living and direct care workforce is evolving. A recent study identifies important demographic shifts that may help guide recruitment efforts. Using data from…

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