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Leisure facilities: Lack of accessibility is a barrier for elderly with sight loss

Photo: Elderly man and woman doing dumbbell training [07/07/2014] Researchers from Loughborough University have been involved in a research project looking at how older people with sight loss can engage in physical activity. The findings of the study were released by sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust, who called on leisure providers to make facilities and activities accessible and sight-loss friendly.Leisure facilities: Lack of accessibility is a barrier for elderly with sight loss - Read more

New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds

[04/06/2014] Over 35,000 people lived to 100 years or more in England over the last ten years, with a large proportion subsequently dying from frailty exacerbated by pneumonia, according to a new study by King's College London. With the number of centenarians set to grow, end-of-life care needs to be tailored to the increasing frailty in this age group, warn the King's palliative care researchers.New health services needed for rise in 100-year-olds - Read more

Physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults

Photo: Older man who is nordic walking in the forest [02/06/2014] Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. Now a study, the first of its kind to look at frail, older adults, proves that physical activity can help these people maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability.Physical activity helps maintain mobility in older adults - Read more

Physical Function and Sense of Autonomy Determine Life-Space Mobility in Elderly

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Photo: Older man with a wheeled walker [09/05/2014] Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. This was found in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä.Physical Function and Sense of Autonomy Determine Life-Space Mobility in Elderly - Read more

Religious Music Brings Benefit to Seniors' Mental Health

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Photo: Man and woman singing [30/04/2014] Among older Christians, listening to religious music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, and sense of control over their lives. In particular, listening to gospel music is associated with a decrease in anxiety about death and an increase in sense of control.Religious Music Brings Benefit to Seniors' Mental Health - Read more

Internet Use Can Help Ward off Depression among Elderly

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Photo: Older woman with a laptop [28/04/2014] It's estimated that as many as 10 million older Americans suffer from depression, often brought on by feelings of loneliness and isolation. However, new research – a project that followed the lives of thousands of retired older Americans for six years – found that internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent.Internet Use Can Help Ward off Depression among Elderly - Read more

Aging Workforce Requires New Strategies for Employee Retention

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[09/04/2014] As more baby boomers reach retirement age, state governments face the likelihood of higher workforce turnover. For example, in the state of Missouri, more than 25 percent of all active state employees will be eligible to retire by 2016.Aging Workforce Requires New Strategies for Employee Retention - Read more

Falls among Elderly Reduced by State Program

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Photo: Man with a wheeled walker [09/04/2014] A low-cost program reduced falls in the elderly by 17 percent statewide, illustrating the value and effectiveness of using existing aging services, such as senior centers, in preventing falls, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study determined.Falls among Elderly Reduced by State Program - Read more

Record Number of Older Adults Completing Living Wills

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[02/04/2014] A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System.Record Number of Older Adults Completing Living Wills - Read more

Independent Living for Seniors

Today’s seniors no longer just fit the image of an old person with a walker. Many people from the baby boomer generation are in great health. They are well connected – offline and online. And they get involved in things that are close to their hearts.Independent Living for Seniors - Read more