-Good sleep may promote positive experiences, less conflict

Good sleep may promote positive experiences, less conflict

Published on: Feb 22 2017

Researchers at Penn State found that sleep quality and quantity at night is affected by that day’s stressors, and sleep hours and quality affect daily stressors the next day.
 

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Wheelchair Bound Senior Woman Using a Digital Tablet-Researchers to use technology to better understand risk factors for Alzheimer's

Researchers to use technology to better understand risk factors for Alzheimer's

Published on: Dec 1 2016

Researchers at Penn State are co-leading a five-year study using mobile technology to better understand risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease, and ultimately enhance prevention and treatment, made...

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-The effects of dried plums on bone health

The effects of dried plums on bone health

Published on: Nov 11 2016

In an effort to investigate ways to reduce subsequent health conditions — like osteoporosis — a Penn State professor and her colleagues have received a grant to study the effects of dried plums on...

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"Driving cessation has huge ramifications for seniors. It signals an end to freedom, acting as a concrete acknowledgement that you're declining," said Lesley A. Ross.-Brain training may help keep seniors on the road

Brain training may help keep seniors on the road

Published on: Oct 10 2016

Older adults who participate in training designed to improve cognitive ability are more likely to continue driving over the next 10 years than those who do not, according to health researchers....

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Caregiving as Illness Advances: Considerations to Smooth the Path, by Janice Penrod, Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Nursing Research at Penn State-Caregiving as Illness Advances video now available

Caregiving as Illness Advances video now available

Published on: Jun 8 2016

The June 7th Healthy Aging Lecture Series presentation "Caregiving as Illness Advances - Considerations to Smooth the Path" is now available to view online at cnet1.org.  A direct link to the online...

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Healthy Aging Lecture Series: "Move It! Physical Activity and Aging" by Christine Phillips-Move it! Physical Activity and Aging video available

Move it! Physical Activity and Aging video available

Published on: Apr 15 2016

The April 14th Healthy Aging Lecture Series - "Move It! Physical Activity and Aging" by Christine Phillips is now available to view online at cnet1.org.  The direct link to the online program is...

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Older adults who are motivated by social bonding and curiosity tend to use Facebook as a form of social surveillance, said S. Shyam Sundar.-Sorry kids, seniors want to connect and communicate on Facebook, too

Sorry kids, seniors want to connect and communicate on Facebook, too

Published on: Apr 13 2016

Older adults, who are Facebook's fastest growing demographic, are joining the social network to stay connected and make new connections, just like college kids who joined the site more than a decade...

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Depression and major stressful events are known to be harmful for health, but less attention has been paid to the health consequences of frustrations and hassles in everyday life.-Let it go: Reaction to stress more important than its frequency

Let it go: Reaction to stress more important than its frequency

Published on: Feb 26 2016

Nancy L. Sin, postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Healthy Aging and in the Department of Biobehavioral Health, and colleagues wanted to find out if daily stress and heart rate variability are...

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Video available for Healthy Aging Community Lecture

Published on: Feb 2 2016

Watch the "Paradoxes of Aging" by Dr. Martin Silwinski's (January) Healthy Aging Community Lecture on C-Net or online.

TV broadcast schedule on Channel 98 at the following times: ...

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Wisdom in Words lecture video available

Published on: Nov 18 2015

We are partnering with C-Net to bring you the Healthy Aging Community Lecture Series through your television and computer. Beginning with the Novemver 2015 lecture, Wisdom in Words, C-Net will...

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-Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

Published on: Aug 3 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.


It will take several years for scientists to prove whether some...

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-Focus Groups and Senior Centers

Focus Groups and Senior Centers

Published on: Jun 19 2015

A group of Penn State Center for Healthy Aging researchers recently sought input from older adults regarding their experiences and expectations for leisure opportunities at senior centers as a first...

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Club Gero works to inform community about technology

Published on: Apr 15 2015

On Wednesday, April 15th Club Gero was featured in The Collegean, Penn's State's student newspaper.


Club Gero recognizes the importance of helping the retired community in State College,...

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Spousal Influence on Chronic Illness Management

Published on: Feb 26 2015

This weekend Dr. Lynn Martire will present her research on how spouses can and do influence chronic disease management.

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Volunteer with Intergenerational Programs January 31

Published on: Jan 12 2015

“Intergenerational Play” workshops at the 4-H Leadership Conference on Saturday, January 31st at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. We are using a fun strategy for older adult volunteers...

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-Intergenerational Leadership Institute launches the first class

Intergenerational Leadership Institute launches the first class

Published on: Sep 30 2014

The Intergenerational Leadership Institute (ILI) is a 8-week long certificate training program offered to older adults (55+) wishing to develop or expand intergenerational programs in their area of...

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-Daily positive events and inflammation: Findings from the National Study of Daily Experiences

Daily positive events and inflammation: Findings from the National Study of Daily Experiences

Published on: Sep 26 2014

The study, titled, “Daily positive events and inflammation: Findings from the National Study of Daily Experiences,” suggests that positive aspects of everyday life may accumulate over time to protect...

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HHD researchers’ study featured in Brain, Behavior and Immunity journal

Published on: Sep 24 2014

A study by researchers in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development (HHD) has been published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, the official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research...

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Why Osteoarthritis Could Disrupt Your Sleep—and Your Partner’s

Published on: Apr 4 2014

Recently the Arthritis Foundation published an article which synthesizing the work of Dr. Lynn Martire and colleagues related to joint pain and sleep.  In addition, suggestions are offered for how to...

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12th graders Jen Veltri and Hannah Brewster in deep conversation with Marcia Beppler, retired Penn State 4-H Program Leader. Art Goldschmidt, Penn State Professor Emeritus of Middle East History, and his group are in the background.-Intergenerational Conversations: The Kite Runner Program

Intergenerational Conversations: The Kite Runner Program

Published on: Jan 8 2014

Children of War: An Intergenerational Conversation about "The Kite Runner," War and Peace
“What are the activities that unite us around the world?” asks a senior volunteer sitting with a group of...

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