-The loneliness of social isolation can affect your brain and raise dementia risk in older adults

The loneliness of social isolation can affect your brain and raise dementia risk in older adults

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Physical pain is unpleasant, yet it’s vital for survival because it’s a warning that your body is in danger. It tells you to take your hand off a hot burner or to see a doctor about discomfort in...

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-A new research study on couples and chronic back pain is open to enrollment

A new research study on couples and chronic back pain is open to enrollment

Published on: Apr 5 2021

The purpose of the Couples’ Daily Lives Study is to learn more about the daily experiences of people with back pain and their spouse or partner. Participation involves video interviews every 6 months...

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Applications are now being accepted for postdoctoral fellowships in the Pathways T32 Training Program

Published on: Apr 2 2021

The goal of this NIA-funded program is to train the next generation of scientists in psychosocial determinants and biological pathways that underlie healthy and unhealthy aging. All Fellows take part...

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-Recent findings accepted for publication based on a study supported by the Center for Healthy Aging

Recent findings accepted for publication based on a study supported by the Center for Healthy Aging

Published on: Dec 30 2020

We show that negative effects of high-trait rumination on sleep quality are attenuated for older adults who report high, stable levels of support from their spouses. This is the first paper using...

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"Many chronic pain patients avoid physical activities that they are actually capable of doing," said Lynn Martire, professor of human development and family studies. -Pain 'catastrophizing' may lead to little exercise, more time sedentary

Pain 'catastrophizing' may lead to little exercise, more time sedentary

Published on: Aug 27 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Chronic pain affects the majority of older adults in the U.S., and getting enough exercise plays a key role in pain management. New research suggests that how people think...

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-Lorek appointed interim director of Women’s Leadership Initiative

Lorek appointed interim director of Women’s Leadership Initiative

Published on: Aug 3 2020

The College of Health and Human Development has appointed Amy Lorek as interim director of the college’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.
The Health and Human Development Women’s Leadership Initiative...

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Assistant Research Professor Amy Lorek in the classroom.-Learning Across the Ages

Learning Across the Ages

Published on: Jul 14 2020

By the age of 60 Harold Woodruff had been a teacher (elementary school and then high school industrial arts), and, when he “needed to take a break from teaching,” he says, he became a machinist and...

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-Evidence-to-Impact Podcast: Aging in America - Challenges and Opportunities

Evidence-to-Impact Podcast: Aging in America - Challenges and Opportunities

Published on: May 2 2020

For this month’s episode, we spoke to Penn State’s Marty Sliwinski, PhD, Director of the Center for Healthy Aging and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Stephanie Cole, Director...

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-Online Now: "The Ins and Outs of Brain Fitness for Healthy Aging"

Online Now: "The Ins and Outs of Brain Fitness for Healthy Aging"

Published on: Dec 10 2019

If you missed our last Healthy Aging Lecture, we missed you! If you would like to view it online or on TV see the information below. 

Be sure to mark your calendar for the next lecture scheduled for...

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-Widsom of The Ages: WPSU is looking for adults 85+ for a video series

Widsom of The Ages: WPSU is looking for adults 85+ for a video series

Published on: Dec 10 2019

WPSU is looking for adults 85+ who are willing to share their wisdom and insights gained over a lifetime as part of a video series called Wisdom of The Ages.  
We are looking for people to be...

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-Connecting Resources with Mt. Nittany Residents

Connecting Resources with Mt. Nittany Residents

Published on: Nov 5 2019

Penn State faculty, staff, and students worked together with community organizations to execute a 2-day Resource Fair at Mt. Nittany Residences, an affordable housing complex for older adults in...

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-Aging Special Interest Group

Aging Special Interest Group

Published on: Oct 8 2019

The Center for Healthy Aging is hosting a special interest group in aging for students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty interested in the study of aging. The group will provide a forum for...

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The Intergenerational Friends Fair, to be held June 1 at the State College Friends School, is part of an effort to "foster the sharing of time, experience, skills and friendship across generations.-Intergenerational fair designed to strengthen families, enhance communities

Intergenerational fair designed to strengthen families, enhance communities

Published on: May 1 2019

An event to bring together participants of all ages for art, storytelling, music, baking, dancing, gardening and other activities.

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