successful aging


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successful aging

1. Aging in which emotional, intellectual, physical, social, or spiritual interests are optimally maintained or developed.
2. Health or well-being in aging.
Synonym: life satisfaction
See also: aging
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Traits such as rigidity, negativity, regret, and self-absorption function as barriers to successful aging.
One of the persistent questions, aside from a clear definition of the concept, Concerns the criteria necessary for successful aging to occur.
Social connectedness proved an extremely powerful predictor of successful aging as well as a key factor in the significant contributions that older people make to those around them.
At The Birches, residents voluntarily participate in twice-yearly Lifestyle Reviews that gauge their fulfillment in all areas of successful aging, including spirituality.
Last year, ThinkAdvisor published two, more extensive versions of the Aging Index: 20 Best Big Cities for Successful Aging and 15 Best Small Cities for Successful Aging.
Research on successful aging may enrich our understanding of the strengths and competencies that people bring with them or bring to bear in later life.
But although the number of chronic conditions was a significant predictor of successful aging, one-third of those with no chronic conditions still described themselves as not aging successfully.
Successful aging requires a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Objective good physical health is less important to successful aging than subjective good health--in other words, it's OK to be ill as long as you don't feel sick.
The mystique of living to be 100 will be lost by the year 2020 as 100th birthdays become commonplace, predicts Mike Parker, assistant professor of social work, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and a gerontologist specializing in successful aging.
Physical well-being, attractiveness, wisdom and personal development also were important to successful aging.
The authors describe the history of efforts to develop objective measures of successful aging (pp.
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