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What makes a community attractive to older adults?-4717

What makes a community attractive to older adults?

When asked where they wish to age, most adults choose their current homes. A new survey asked this question again, and found the same theme. But, what are the elements they want in their neighborhoods that make them attractive?

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A more walkable community means more minutes of walking-4641

A more walkable community means more minutes of walking

The Every Body Walk! Campaign encourages people to walk 30 minutes/day for 150 minutes/week of physical activity. Would moving to a new residence in a more walk-friendly community encourage people to meet that goal?

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Higher prevalence of dementia in assisted living, but fewer specialized residences-4447

Higher prevalence of dementia in assisted living, but fewer specialized residences

An independent analysis of data from the US 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities compared small (4-10 bed) assisted living and residential care communities (adult care homes, board care homes and adult foster care) with medium (11-26 beds) and large/extra large residences of 26 or more beds (Assisted Living Federation of America/George Mason University, November 2013).

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People with dementia improve function by exercising-4444

People with dementia improve function by exercising

Does exercise improve functional abilities, and reduce depression and poor behaviors among people with dementia? The authors of an updated Cochrane Review sought to answer that question because more studies have been completed since the original review was published in 2008.

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Walkability is good for business-4443

Walkability is good for business

On average, 45% of daily trips are made for shopping and running errands, states background in a new report. For a community to be “walkable,” it’s important to have nearby retail business and other services. Based in secondary research and observation, the author makes the case that walkability is good for business.

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What environment triggers active living in retirement villages?-4205

What environment triggers active living in retirement villages?

During six focus group, 51 residents of retirement villages in Australia discussed the environment that would support active lifestyles.

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