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Mather LifeWays Grandparent Program Chosen as National Model
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

In February 2011, Mather LifeWays was one of six non-profits to receive a grant from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to promote a volunteer-driven…

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Personal Identity and Participation in Falls Reduction
, Falls Reduction, Health & Wellness

Research on falls reduction has identified several effective approaches to reducing falls risk. Current evidence-based programs exist and can be used to reduce the risk…

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VA Study Suggests Older Adults Interested in E-Health
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Past studies suggest older adults have been using the Internet more frequently as a source for health information. Surveys from the Pew Internet and American…

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Encouraging Safety in Nursing Homes: Organizational Factors
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The term “safety culture” refers to an organization’s commitment to an environment in which adverse events can be discussed openly and productively. In health care…

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Positive and Negative Perceptions of Older Workers
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Retirement & Workforce Aging

As a growing number of older adults find themselves looking for work, it is important to understand how older adults are viewed and treated in…

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Falls Reduction Programs: Why Older Adults Do or Don’t Participate
, Falls Reduction

Falls reduction programming can be effective in reducing falls thus enhancing the well-being and independence of many older adults. Even so, agencies and health care…

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Senior Residences in Finland
, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

Europe is experiencing an increase in its older adult population. In particular, Finland is expected to have the third oldest population in Europe by 2030.…

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Treating Older Adults with Depression: Greater Antidepressant Use, Less Psychotherapy
, Cognitive Health

Depression predicts a wide range of negative health outcomes for older adults, including reduced life expectancy. Research has shown that antidepressant medication is often an…

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Rural Challenges to Active Aging
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Social/Environmental/Economic Determinants of Health

Older adults living in rural areas of the United States encounter particular challenges as they Age Well. Larger distances, fewer transportation options, and limited access…

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Aging and Older Adults' Reactions to Daily Stressors
, Cognitive Health, Resilience

A recent study published in Psychology and Aging further supports that the aging process positively contributes to older adults’ ability to preserve their affective well-being.…

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Older Adults Seeking Online Health Information: Initial Findings on What, Why, and How They Search
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

Research regarding Internet use among older adults seeking health information is still relatively new. A recent ethnographic study (Harrod, 2011) was conducted in the United…

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Internet-Based Interventions can be Effective for Older Adults
, Electronic Health (e-Health)

A recent review (Aalbers et al., 2011) has found that there is a need for more systematic research on Internet-based interventions that help older adults…

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