Who Will Take Care of America’s Caregivers?

Aug. 12, 2021 MICHELLE COTTLE When you are old and gray and full of sleep and nodding by the fire — whom do you expect to help take care of you? Family? Friends? Paid aides? All of the above? The nation’s caregiving work force is fraying. Paid providers are overworked and undervalued, often forced to […]

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Getting Old Is a Crisis More and More Americans Can’t Afford

August 9, 2021 MICHELLE COTTLE Growing old is an increasingly expensive privilege often requiring supports and services that, whether provided at home or in a facility, can overwhelm all but the wealthiest seniors. With Americans living longer and aging baby boomers flooding the system, the financial strain is becoming unsustainable. Click here for news article […]

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What Makes a Happy Country?

By: Jenny Gross and Johanna Lemola April 20, 2021 When governments around the world introduced coronavirus restrictions requiring people to stand two meters apart, jokes in Finland started circulating: “Why can’t we stick to the usual four meters?” Finns embrace depictions of themselves as melancholic and reserved — a people who mastered social distancing long […]

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Combating an Epidemic of Loneliness

Ways to seek support while social distancing. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/18/well/pandemic-loneliness-isolation-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=At%20Home&pgtype=Homepage […]

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The Pandemic Effect: A Social Isolation Report

https://connect2affect.org/the-pandemic-effect/ This report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults of all ages, to understand levels of social isolation during the pandemic, and to assess knowledge of how social isolation can impact a person’s health. Funded by AARP Foundation with the support of a grant from United Health Foundation. […]

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Good for self or good for others? The well-being benefits of kindness in two cultures depend on how the kindness is framed

In light of cultural differences in conceptions of happiness, we investigated whether members of independent (vs. interdependent) cultures would benefit from prosocial behavior when self-focus is highlighted (vs. when other-focus is highlighted). In a 1-week randomized controlled intervention, U.S. (N = 280) and South Korean (N = 261) participants were randomly assigned to read a news article […]

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Responding to COVID 19: What We Are Hearing From Risk and Audit Leaders Week of May 25, 2020

Discussion Topics: How to best organize for business continuity management (BCM) Key practices for successful BCM How you can leverage BCM to support pandemic preparedness activities Business continuity management is a well-established process to help your organization weather a crisis situation. But a pandemic such as Coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges existing BCM initiatives at any organization. […]

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RESEARCH REPORT Caregiving in the U.S.

https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/ppi/2020/05/full-report-caregiving-in-the-united-states.doi.10.26419-2Fppi.00103.001.pdf This study presents a portrait of unpaid family caregivers1 today. The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP are proud to present Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, based on data collected in 2019.A national profile of family caregivers first emerged from the 1997 Caregiving in the U.S. study. Related studies were conducted in 2004, […]

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Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Focus on Older Adults

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As we look toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we overview challenges to be minimized, including economic setbacks, health and well-being effects, and highlighted ageism, racism, and classism https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08959420.2020.1759758 […]

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The Aging-in-Place Village Concept: Addressing Liability Concerns

Older adults love their communities—they have spent decades building their current home and social life. Although some aging adults choose to move to a retirement community or an assisted living facility, the majority of older Americans would like to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible […]

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Mapping A Better Life for Older Adults of New York

February 28, 2020 – Forbes The New York Academy of Medicine relaunched its data visualization tool IMAGE: NYC, otherwise known as the Interactive Map of Aging Rare is it that a map featuring around 150 demographic overlays has zoom functionality strong enough to swoop down to the street level. That’s what makes IMAGE: NYC so […]

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Mather Institute – The Age Well Study

Investigating Factors Associated with Healthy Behaviors & Health Outcomesin Residents of Life Plan Communities. Year 2 Report Year 2 study findings are based on responses from 5,777 residents from 122 Life Plan Communities across the United States. Life Plan Communities with at least 100 residents residing in independent living were eligible to enroll, and residents […]

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Village Research Update

Village Research Update Roscoe NicholsonMather LifeWays Institute on AgingVtV Reseaerch Committee Chair OCTOBER 8, 2018 […]

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Where We Are in 2017: The Village Movement

Where We Are in 2017: The Village Movement

Where We Are in 2017: The Village Movement 2016 Survey of National US Villages University of California Berkeley Center of the Advanced Study of Aging Services Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging 2017 […]

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Village Research Update

Village Research Update – October 18, 2016 Andrew E. Scharlach, PhDCarrie L. Graham, PhD, MGSRoscoe Nicholson, MA October 18, 2016   […]

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