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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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Home care leaps in priority for not-for-profit communities-5194

Home care leaps in priority for not-for-profit communities

As communities designed for older adults continue to reinvent themselves for the next generations, the development and amenities they offer reflect a perspective on what future customers will seek—or need. The annual listing of the largest not-for-profit providers in the United States is one approach to sharing their visions.

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Winter weather keeps older adults indoors and lonely-5178

Winter weather keeps older adults indoors and lonely

Interviews with 848 people living in communities in Finland who were 75-90 years old gathered information about environmental barriers that prevented them from going outdoors, their ability to walk two kilometers (about 1.2 miles) and feelings of loneliness.

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