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Mind Over Matter: Perceptions of Aging Are a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
, Aging & Wellness

Your attitude toward aging matters. Research from several studies indicates that individuals with more positive attitudes toward aging tend to live longer, happier lives than…

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Up, Up & Away: Older Adults Trading Work for Perks
, Aging & Wellness

The travel industry is one that was substantially impacted by the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers have become very familiar with canceled…

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Seeing Snacks as Sustenance: Resident Perceptions on the Nutritional & Psychological Value of Snacking
, Senior Housing

Meeting nutritional needs is vital, not only for physical health but also for psychological well-being, autonomy, and quality of life. Although older adults can often…

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R2-D2, Busboy: A Fresh Look at Robots as a Staffing Support Solution in Senior Living
, Technology

In senior living, staffing challenges have been exacerbated by COVID-19, and they remain the top-of-mind concern for community leaders. McKnight’s Senior Living reports that robotics,…

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Music Has Charms to Soothe a Savage Breast—and to Improve the Brain
, Aging & Wellness

Music has a special place in our world; it adds a soundtrack to life that makes almost every moment more enjoyable. Music also has a…

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Unexpected Roommate Matches: The Benefits of Intergenerational Roommate Arrangements
, Aging & Wellness

Older adults and younger adults both desire to live independently but often struggle to achieve this goal. Consequently, multiple generations are taking inventory of their…

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Ramps & Recreation: How Your (Indoor) Environment Can Impact Your Physical Activity
, Aging & Wellness

Although previous research has demonstrated that features within the outdoor environment can impact physical activity, less research has focused specifically on indoor environments. There are…

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“Alexa, Please Help Me Age Well”: A Competition Aims to Add Alexa Functions for Senior Living Residents
, Technology

While the adoption of Alexa has been slow among older adults, Alexa has been gaining popularity among Life Plan Communities and other senior living organizations.…

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To Make a Living Wage in LA: Los Angeles Assisted Living Communities Impacted by New Minimum Wage Ordinance
, Senior Housing

A new regulation is requiring health care providers in Los Angeles to redirect profits toward worker wages. McKnight Senior Living reports that assisted living communities…

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Too Many “Senior Moments”: Examining the Effects of Everyday Ageism
, Aging & Wellness

When we think of stereotypes, we may think of the negative impacts on the targeted group’s self-esteem, mental health, and self-perception. However, research in the…

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Controlling the Tick of the Aging Clock with TikTok: Mature Content Creators Use Platform to Promote Positive Aging
, Technology

Few can resist falling down the rabbit hole that is TikTok. On this social media platform, users can create short videos of almost anything they…

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It’s All Subjective: New Evidence Proves You Really Are as Young as You Feel
, Aging & Wellness

A vast number of researchers and health care workers have extensively dedicated their time and money to addressing universal interests in maximizing recovery from rehabilitation.…

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