Now is the perfect time to LEARN to Age Well

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on an array of topics to help older adults.

Below are informative articles (we call them Orange Papers), as well as short one-page infographics, covering topics that range from laughter and happiness to food for the body and the brain. These resources were created by Mather LifeWays researchers, educators, and other professionals who are leaders in creating Ways to Age Well.SM

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Did You Hear the One About…?

Laughter and humor help us relax, lower our stress levels, and help us find “the funny,” which can give us a new perspective on seemingly difficult situations.

Take Note(s): Living Well Through Music

What is it about songs that captivate mass audiences? And why is music such a big deal? The answers to these questions are important—especially in regard to cultivating your health and well-being.

Top 10 Power Foods for Older Adults

Today’s health care professionals all agree: it’s possible to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer by simply looking at your current diet. Are you eating right?

In the Pursuit of Happiness

What if you were asked, “If you could change anything about your life, would you?” How would you answer? New studies have revealed the science behind happiness. Find out if you can actually influence your own happiness.

Positive Perceptions of Aging Infographic

Your perceptions may affect your physical and mental health. Find out how.

7 New Brainy Bits: The Most Recent News on Brain Health

Research has confirmed that people of all ages can improve cognitive function and even reduce their risk of dementias through certain lifestyle behaviors. This synopsis highlights recent research into brain health.

10 Tips to Boost Your Happiness

Research shows us that happier people tend to report having better physical health, greater psychological well-being, more fulfilling relationships, and a deeper sense of purpose. Get 10 tips to help boost happiness.

20 Brief Brainy Bits

Read fascinating facts about brain health taken from research used in Boost Your Brain & Memory, a program developed by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging.


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