"A Day in the Life" Study with the MIT AgeLab 85+ Lifestyle Leaders Panel

"Day in the Life" study of MIT AgeLab 85+ Lifestyle Leaders Panel - The MIT AgeLab has conducted an ongoing study focusing on the pandemic experiences of adults ages 85 and over. Utilizing phone interviews and surveys with the MIT AgeLab 85+ Lifestyle Leaders panel, this study has explored the "oldest olds'" pandemic-related risk assessment and mitigation, feelings of social isolation, experiences of living in senior housing, psychological resilience, and more.

AVT Publications

  • Miller, J. B., Patskanick, T. R., D’Ambrosio, L. A., & Coughlin, J. F. (2020). Staying Isolated in Order to Stay Safe: Exploring Experiences of the MIT AgeLab 85+ Lifestyle Leaders during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 63(6-7), 694-695.

  • Miller, J., D’Ambrosio, L., Balmuth, A., Brady, S., Raue, M., Patskanick, T., Rudnik, J., & Coughlin, J. (2020). Surviving Together by Staying Apart: How Older Adults Experienced the COVID-19 Crisis. Innovation in Aging, 4(Suppl 1), 482.

  • Miller, J, Patskanick, T., D'Ambrosio, L., Raue, M., Balmuth, A., and Coughlin, J.F. (2020). When Social Isolation Might Save Your Life: An MIT AgeLab Study of Living Through the COVID-19 Crisis at Age 85 and Over, Innovation in Aging, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_1, 2020, Pages 482–483 Link to publication.

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