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[NOT GIVING UP] New report explores volunteering in the US

"Human Appeal USA, an international non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) recently released a paper entitled Volunteering and Charity - The Backbone of American Communities. According to the NGO, based in Mission Viejo, California, findings from its survey unveil the essence of volunteerism in the United States, offering valuable insights into the motivations, impact, and behaviors that characterize American volunteering."

[NOW YOU SEE IT] Age perception tied to physical activity level in arthritis

"People with arthritis who report more negative feelings about how they are aging tend to get less physical activity and perceive themselves as less healthy, according to a study by researchers at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and Weill Cornell Medicine. However, self-perception of good health explained the effect of negative thinking – providing an opportunity to focus on an individual's outlook on aging as well as their overall health."

[IN OR OUT?] Canadian senior housing trends revealed

"The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently delved into the dynamics of senior households to understand the country's evolving real estate market. Its Fall 2023 Housing Market Insight indicates that the propensity of older adults to sell their properties peaks in more advanced age groups. Thus, it will take another few years to see a truly significant proportion of senior households list their properties for sale."

[BEEF IT UP] Stronger thighs may protect against knee replacement

"Stronger quadriceps muscles, relative to the hamstrings, may lower the risk of total knee replacement, according to research presented November 27 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago Researchers said the findings could inform strength-training programs for people with advanced arthritis in the knee."

[TO MARKET, TO MARKET] Amid complexity, integration is key

"Marketers are being asked to do more with less, while managing more channels, partners and technology than ever. That's according to a new report from Forrester Consulting commissioned by marketing solutions company Quad. "

The two-way relationship between nutrition and aging

"With so much hype in the media about miracle diets and nutritional supplements, one is invariably tempted to look for a single, food-based magic bullet that will increase the likelihood of living a longer, healthier life."

Positive views about aging linked to longevity, research shows

"The key to a longer life could be the way a person perceives their aging experience, according to a new study led by Rachel Pruchno, Ph.D., professor of medicine at the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging at Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine. Recently published by the scientific journal, The Gerontologist, the study found a significant association between the subjective successful aging (SSA) of adults ages 50-74 and their risk for mortality within nine years."

Health plays a role in older adults’ vulnerability to scams, poll suggests

"Three out of every four older adults say they have experienced a fraud attempt by phone, text, email, mail or online in the last two years, a new poll shows. Three in ten say they’ve been victims of at least one scam."

Outlook on exercise may curb aging anxiety

"Outlook on exercise may curb aging anxiety"

Is age just a number when it comes to oral health?

"Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” paints a bleak picture of old age “sans teeth… sans everything.” While gradual changes to the teeth and mouth are still part of normal aging, the outlook is not nearly as dire as it was in the Bard’s day, according to experts at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM)."

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