Certain factors benefit residents’ emotional wellness during pandemic, study finds

An openness to new experiences, high-quality relationships with children, meditation and living in a smaller community were some of the things that have helped life plan community residents be more resilient and less stressed during the pandemic, according to the latest results of the Mather Institute’s Age Well Study, released Tuesday.

“Our latest findings can be used to inform the development and customization of programs and resources to alleviate residents’ stress and cultivate their resilience as we continue through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mather President and CEO Mary Leary said in a statement. The study, she added, “also teaches us the importance of an individualized approach when aiming to promote wellness within senior living communities.”

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