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In longterm care, environmental features promote physical activity-6073

In longterm care, environmental features promote physical activity

In general, people become more physically inactive as they age. However, individuals in longterm care (assisted living or nursing) may spend more time being inactive than those in the larger community.

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Food choices linked to death from heart disease and diabetes-6047

Food choices linked to death from heart disease and diabetes

Nutrition science is a complex field, yet there is consensus that what we eat can influence physical and cognitive health (National Academies of Science, Nutrition across the Lifespan).

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In midlife, active transportation aids weight loss-5931

In midlife, active transportation aids weight loss

Commuting to work by walking, cycling and using public transportation is a low-cost way to control body weight, found an analysis of data including 5,861 people 40-69 years old held in the United Kingdom Biobank.

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Older adults fuel growth in renting, rather than owning-5469

Older adults fuel growth in renting, rather than owning

According to construction statistics from the US Census, there were 264,000 units in multifamily housing built in 2014. Of these 23,000 were age-restricted (Survey of Construction).

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Special issue examines impact of age-friendly communities-5303

Special issue examines impact of age-friendly communities

A special issue of the Public Policy & Aging Report features eight articles on age-friendly communities and aging-in-place. Articles include evaluations of the current states of the Age-Friendly community movement, the Village model, service-enriched Naturally Occurring Retirement Community programs, and the “livability” program of a national organization.

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Short-listed trends in design for age-qualified communities-5286

Short-listed trends in design for age-qualified communities

A list of 10 trends provided by an architectural firm was sent to readers of a trade publication, Environments for Aging. The top three trends rated as “important”

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