For a Lifetime
It’s mid-July and summer is in full swing! There are so many fun places to cool off and go for a dip in the pool. Whether the pool is in your backyard, at an amusement park or in your community, safety always comes first. If you are heading to a pool soon, like I am, be sure to read these tips first.
In my recent blog posts, I talked about our study with the MIT AgeLab on Resilience in Midlife. Building resilience over a lifetime is important. Carving out time to take care of yourself by being physically active and socially connected in the midst of life transitions is an important part of developing resilience. Here are three ways to help boost your resilience.
Resilience is the capacity to positively adjust to difficult life experience and is particularly essential in midlife when we may be adapting to major life changes. Check out our infographic to learn more about our Resilience in Midlife study.
During midlife, adults often experience the convergence of multiple life transitions and stressful events – from taking care of teenagers and aging parents, to health issues and planning for retirement, among others. The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and the MIT AgeLab conducted a study that looked at transitions adults in their 40s, 50s and 60s experience and how they remain resilient.
May 1st is the start of Healthy Vision Month. What a good time to think about the health of your eyes! Healthy vision and driving are inseparable. In order to ensure that you have the best vision possible, have a thorough eye examination, such as a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
Want to learn more about new vehicle safety technologies? Watch videos of 10 vehicle technologies on the AARP Driving Resource Center. The videos are based on research conducted by The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence and the MIT AgeLab.
Boomers have long enjoyed being in the driver’s seat, and while the youngest boomers turn 50 this year, our latest survey with the MIT AgeLab shows that they don’t plan on slowing down.
Are you celebrating a new home for a friend or family member? If you're searching for a gift that can help make someone’s life easier in the kitchen, then look no further. I’ve got eight great kitchen gadget gift ideas for someone in your life who would appreciate simple solutions to everyday kitchen tasks.
Have you and your family talked about what you would do in the event of a natural disaster, like a flood? It’s Flood Safety Awareness Week and a good time to talk with your family members about preparing for natural disasters, like floods.
This Sunday at 2 am is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and a good time to replace your batteries in your smoke (detectors) alarms.
I’m excited to announce that The Hartford has launched a new blog called The Hartford Mile, which is “your place for travel, wellness, and whatever is down the road”.
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About This Blog
For A Lifetime is a blog from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence. Staffed by gerontologists, our center has conducted extensive research on driving, housing, and aging. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you and hearing your feedback.
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