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Spirituality & Religion

Monthly Archive (Religion and Spirituality)

posted 06.02.2015
The Forum on Religion Spirituality and Aging (FORSA), a constituent group of the American Society on Aging, has long advocated for addressing older people's spirituality as an essential component to providing creative, integrated and effective wholistic services to older adults.  Read More
posted 04.09.2015
Vern Bengtson has spent a good portion of his career questioning the prevailing wisdom on family dynamics and their effect on a person’s psychology, and how people do or do not pass along religious beliefs, ethics and values.  Read More
posted 01.20.2015
Fundamentally, the Church affirms the dignity and sanctity of each person, and in doing so, it is affirming the very best of aging policy. Though most controversial social issues do not impact the elder population, the significant issues are suffering and death. Does suffering have meaning? Can I... Read More
posted 11.03.2014
In the context of Alzheimer’s care, Spirit and Science unite in this familiar prayer, informing us that acceptance is what research reveals to be the most healing balm for caregivers.  But, similar to all spiritual endeavors, acceptance involves a challenging journey. Read More
posted 09.22.2014
Alford-Harkey and Haffner are helping to make the invisible visible and in doing so create supportive environments for bisexuals in both secular and religious settings. Read More
posted 06.25.2014
The essential message of mindfulness for frail elders is that they learn ways to participate in their healing and focus on their abilities, not disabilities. The most important intervention may be reducing the stress of the family and professional caregivers who interact with them. Read More
posted 06.24.2014
How much does happiness in retirement have to do with income or health? The results of this study may surprise you. Read More
posted 05.08.2014
Religiosity and spirituality, as they pertain to the process of aging, have both been the focus of many studies on the lives of mainstream non-minority older persons but few studies have looked at gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual persons (LGBT) and their spiritual lives. This is... Read More
posted 03.25.2014
In Part Three of a three-part series in Aging Today on HIV/AIDS in older adults, David Vance addresses how aging with HIV/AIDS affects—and is affected by—spirituality and religion. Read More
posted 03.04.2014
Dance the tango. Learn to speak Spanish. There is ample evidence that participating in physical and cognitive fitness activities can mean a fitter, healthier aging process. To age is to live. To live is to change. If we live long enough, we are likely to experience decline, disease and frailty, no... Read More

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