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Managing pandemic stress at every age

Healthy aging experts share insight into how older adults cope with stress related to the pandemic, and how people of all ages can use it as a learning experience.

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Features HDFS Research

Older adults found resilience during pandemic through community, human connection, study finds

“It’s a mistake to think of older adults as just being sort of victims during COVID,” Carolyn says. “They’re a lot more resilient than we think they are.”

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Combat veterans more likely to experience mental health issues in later life

Military veterans exposed to combat were more likely to exhibit signs of depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat.

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Alumni HDFS Kudos Research

Ph.D. student is first author on “Impact of combat exposure on mental health trajectories in later life”

Hyunyup Lee, a PhD student in HDFS, is first author on “Impact of combat exposure on mental health trajectories in later life: Longitudinal findings from the VA Normative Aging Study,”

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Professor featured in Psychology Today

Professor Carolyn Aldwin was recently featured in Psychology Today for her study examining if hardships in life make us wiser.

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News Research

How people cope with difficult life events fuels development of wisdom

“The adage used to be ‘with age comes wisdom,’ but that’s not really true,” says Carolyn, an expert on psychosocial factors that influence aging. “Generally, the people who had to work to sort things out after a difficult life event are the ones who arrived at new meaning.”

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Public Health Students

Students “Thank a Vet”

Oregon State University’s student-run Healthy Aging Club hosted its second annual “Thank a Vet” activity at the SEC Plaza last week. More than 160 thank you notes were created by members of the OSU community. The notes were delivered to residents at the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon on Veterans Day.