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Volunteering and productive activities are good for health-4415

Volunteering and productive activities are good for health

Aging is associated with a chronic, low-grade inflammation that increases the risk for disease and poor physical functioning. The C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of chronic inflammation.

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Working longer, older adults feel age is an asset-4388

Working longer, older adults feel age is an asset

A national survey was conducted among 1,024 US adults ages 50 and over. Post-recession, respondents’ average age at retirement was 62 years, compared to the 57 years reported by survey respondents before the recession.

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Older adults teach older adults to use technology-4366

Older adults teach older adults to use technology

The Technology and Aging Project was conceived to teach older adults the skills they needed to use computers, use the Internet, and link to webcams, cell phones and other technologies.

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Volunteering may enhance life satisfaction-4301

Volunteering may enhance life satisfaction

A systematic review of 40 studies on the effects of volunteering was conducted. People who volunteered reported lower levels of depression, increased life satisfaction and enhanced well-being. There was no effect on physical health. The authors noted that better-designed research was needed since it remains unclear whether volunteering causes these benefits.

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Volunteers lower blood pressure while doing good-4209

Volunteers lower blood pressure while doing good

Among people 65 years and older in Canada, 36% volunteered (2007), contributing an average of 218 hours/year (Statistics Canada).

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Reducing social isolation may reduce mortality-3620

Reducing social isolation may reduce mortality

The social contacts with family and friends along with engagement in civic activities for 6,500 men and women ages 52 and older who took part in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (2004-2005) were analyzed, along with their answers to a questionnaire measuring loneliness. These findings were compared to mortality data after an average 7.5 years of follow-up.

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