Session 2B: Successful Aging – Essentials
1. Learning Objectives
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
Describe attributes of people who are "aging successfully"
Describe myths of aging and ways to clarify these misunderstandings
Identify characteristics and concerns of diverse older populations and explore behavioral, social and socio-environmental factors, and trends that influence successful aging
Understand strategies used by older adults to address and adapt to challenges faced as they age
Rowe JW. Kahn RL. Successful aging. Gerontologist. 37(4):433-40, 1997 Aug.
Friedrich MJ. Biological secrets of exceptional old age: centenarian study seeks insight into aging well. JAMA. 288(18):2247-53, 2002 Nov 13 (see Additional Resources below for electronic link to New England Centenarian Study)
National Institute on Aging Quiz: What is Your Aging IQ? Please be sure to take this quiz prior to this session.
3. Additional Resources
The New England Centenarian Study (Boston University)