Successful Aging as the Intersection of Individual Resources, Age, Environment, and Experiences of Well-being in Daily Activities – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Objective: We conceptualize successful aging as a cumulative index of individual resources (the absence of disease and disability, high cognitive and physical functioning, social embeddedness) in the service of successful aging outcomes (global well-being, experienced well-being, and vital status), and conditioned by age, social structure, and environment. Method:The study used baseline and follow-up data from … [Read More] Successful Aging as the Intersection of Individual Resources, Age, Environment, and Experiences of Well-being in Daily Activities – Journals of Gerontology

Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Rowe and Kahn’s model of Successful Aging 2.0 argues that changing environmental settings, societal policies, and individual life styles will lead to a significant extension of healthy life years. Recent epidemiological research, however, confirms the dilemma that the ongoing extension of life expectancy prolongs not only the years in good health but also those … [Read More] Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

Technology Access and Use, and Their Associations With Social Engagement Among Older Adults: Do Women and Men Differ? – J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci

ABSTRACT Objectives: To examine how information and communication technology (ICT) access and use are conceptually incorporated in the Successful Aging 2.0 framework. Method: Using data from the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study (N = 6,476), we examined how ICT access and use for different purposes are associated with social engagement (i.e., informal and … [Read More] Technology Access and Use, and Their Associations With Social Engagement Among Older Adults: Do Women and Men Differ? – J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci

The Effects of Life Events and Socioeconomic Position in Childhood and Adulthood on Successful Aging – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Objectives: Building on social stress theory, this study has 2 aims. First, we aim to estimate the effects of stressful life events in childhood and adulthood on Successful Aging (SA). Second, we examine how unequal exposure to such life events between individuals with different socioeconomic position (SEP) contributes to socioeconomic inequalities in SA. Method: … [Read More] The Effects of Life Events and Socioeconomic Position in Childhood and Adulthood on Successful Aging – Journals of Gerontology

Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course – Journal of Aging & Health

ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate how socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with multidimensional measures of successful aging (SA), and how this varies and accumulates across the life-course. Method: Using data from 1,733 Scottish men and women from two cohorts aged around 57 and 76, respectively, we explored associations of SA, … [Read More] Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course – Journal of Aging & Health

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