Evidence of the positive effects of social support on health is overwhelming and suggests one of the most powerful tools in maintaining well-being while aging is improving social support activity/engagement at the community level.
I had the chance to interview two psychologists specialized in gero-psychology with a lot of research and practice experience. The conversation was very informative and hopefully will help other OpenIDEATORs in the ideating process.
"It may be that people who are more involved in religious activities or are personally more spiritual are doing something that makes them feel better emotionally and helps them live longer and more healthily."
A kind of club, social platform, community or family which can help in generating a sense of well being and happiness.
this club can serve as a platform to share, organize and collaborate, can give new motive and meaning to life.
Eating healthily is a catalyst for having more energy, fighting disease, and getting active. Lets have our older friends share and teach recipes with each other and earn points/rewards by cooking and innovating on others' favorites!
A new study looking at sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and markers for Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and neuroimaging adds to the growing body of research linking the two.
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Programmes) are programmes that encourage over 50s to get involved in community activities. It's a win-win: the seniors stay active and in touch with their community, while the community benefits too.
Intentional communities that care for people with developmental disabilities in an atmosphere of dignity and mutual respect. They successfully de-emphasize categories such as able and disabled by providing opportunities for everyone to contribute.