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Environments to Support Mobility: A Review
, Operational Resources, Policy & Regulation, Policy, Regulation & News, Senior Housing

Mobility is crucial to Aging Well, as it enables physical activity, social interaction, and greater community involvement for older adults. While one often thinks of…

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How Older Adults Respond to Heat
, Aging at Home

Periods of extreme heat, such as the summer of 2011, have proven to be dangerous for vulnerable older adults. This is particularly true for those…

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Sense of Personal Control and Physical Well-Being: A Cross-national Study
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

Researchers have hypothesized that older adults who have a strong sense of personal control may likely live healthier and longer lives. More specifically, older adults…

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Disasters Are More Than Headlines
, Spotlight on Mather LifeWays

For older adults living in their own homes or apartments, natural or man-made disasters can be frightening or even deadly. It is important then, to…

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Hearing Loss: Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline?
, Cognitive Health

The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, the longest running study of human aging in the United States, recently uncovered an association between hearing loss and…

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Successful Aging and Longevity in Older Women
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Research Methodology & Theory

A recent study published in Journal of Aging Research uncovered additional support for the “successful aging” theory as well as new findings on the impact…

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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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