Aging & Wellness

A New Reason Creative Activities Are Good for Older Adults: Generativity
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated how finding meaning and benefit in creative hobbies helps to enhance older adults’ sense of generativity. Generativity refers to the desire…

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Sit, Walk, or Stand? The Better Way for Older Adults to Take a Break
, Aging & Wellness

There has been a surge in research suggesting that sitting too much is hazardous to one’s health. But is standing or walking a more effective…

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What Do YOU Think? Effects on Longevity of Advice-Seeking & Self-Sufficiency
, Aging & Wellness

Self-sufficiency is a highly valued personal characteristic for many Americans. However, the health benefits of this characteristic remain unclear. A recent study aimed to compare…

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Social Status: Can Social Participation Help Older Adults with High Risk of Major Mobility Disability?
, Aging & Wellness

As part of a larger study, researchers investigated how level of participation in social activities influenced the effectiveness of a physical activity intervention. Over 1,600…

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Reading Material Matters: Effects of Books & Magazines on Aging Brains
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study investigated whether reading books is better for the aging brain than reading magazines. The researchers looked at data from a longitudinal study…

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Feeling Older? You Might Experience Less Complex Emotions
, Aging & Wellness

Having complex emotional experiences is important for maintaining well-being, as is feeling younger than one actually is. In two studies, researchers investigated how these concepts…

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Positive Views, Positive Outcomes: Exploring Older Adults’ Views on Aging, Leisure Activities & Physical Health
, Aging & Wellness

Over time, a consensus has been reached by researchers that perceptions of aging are linked to health outcomes in older adults, including their physical functioning.…

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Driving Question: Can Cognitive Training Help Older Adults Retain the Ability to Drive a Car?
, Aging & Wellness

Can cognitive training prolong older adults’ ability to drive a car? In a ten-year study that earned a 2018 Bronze Mather LifeWays Innovative Research on…

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A Word to the Wise: How Wisdom Affects Older Adults’ Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study explored three components of wisdom and their association with older adults’ subjective well-being and the impact of negative life events. While wisdom…

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Solitary Refinement: Not All Older Adults Who Live Alone Are at Risk
, Aging & Wellness

A recent study documents the differences in the social networks of older adults living alone and identifies which types of the networks are associated with…

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Demographics, Depression & Differences in Wellness in Older Adults
, Aging & Wellness

Recently, researchers examined looked at how demographic variables and depression symptoms related to wellness, resilience, and age perceptions among independent living senior living residents. In…

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Lonely Hearts, Helping Hands: Easing Loneliness for Recent Widows with Volunteering
, Aging & Wellness

In light of the numerous negative physical and mental consequences associated with loneliness, researchers examined whether becoming a volunteer might attenuate some of the loneliness…

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