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TRENDING NOW: “Gossip Robots” Being Programmed to Ease Loneliness in Assisted Living Residents
, Technology

Robots are making their way into health care, used as a preventative measure to loneliness and a potential solution to staff shortages. McKnight’s Senior Living…

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Which Countries Have the Most Positive Age Stereotypes?
, Aging & Wellness

Cultures around the world differ in how they refer to older adults, but is this due to the proportion of older adults in the population,…

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Strong Social Support Today Improves Tomorrow’s Physical & Mental Health
, Aging & Wellness

In a study that earned a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers investigated how and why social support influences older adults’ health. The…

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Neighborhood Watch: The Relationship between Physical Activity & Neighborhood Cohesion
, Aging & Wellness

While physical activity is a key contributor to the health and well-being of older adults, many people are inactive. Neighborhood social cohesion—trust and strong ties…

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Shelter from the Storm: How Assisted Living Communities Protect Residents in a Hurricane
, Senior Housing

Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida in September 2017, was one of the most intense tropical storms to hit the region. A Seniors Housing…

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Growing Gains: Older Adults Reap Multiple Benefits from Gardening
, Aging & Wellness

Gardening is associated with physical, psychological, and social benefits, but few studies have systematically investigated the benefits of gardening for older adults. In a recent…

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TRENDING NOW: A Shift to Older-Adult-Friendly Website Design
, Technology

The Wall Street Journal is reporting on a new trend that is making it easier for older adults to surf the net. Specifically, companies are…

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Is Your Workplace Bad for Older Employees’ Health?
, Senior Housing

Age-related stereotypes and discrimination in the workplace are all too common. In a study that earned a 2020 Bronze Innovative Research on Aging Award, researchers…

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Therapy Breakthrough: Interactive Tech Platforms Boost Dementia Therapy Outcomes
, Technology

A recent study explored how therapy may be improved for older adults living with dementia by incorporating personalized technology. Researchers tested an interactive technology platform…

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TRENDING NOW: Virtual Bands Are Playing Away Pandemic Stress
, Aging & Wellness

Carol Rosenstein firmly believes that playing a musical instrument can “mend minds.” CNN reports that her nonprofit organization that uses music to help people battling…

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Gains & Losses: How Older & Younger Adults Weigh Their Options
, Aging & Wellness

Older and younger adults evaluate choices differently. A study that earned a 2020 Silver Innovative Research on Aging Award revealed how this evaluation can change…

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Online & On Edge: Older Adults’ Internet Use & Stress Levels during the Pandemic
, Aging & Wellness

Past research has resulted in conflicting findings about the relationship between internet use and well-being among older adults. In a recent study of Israelis age…

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