Optimistically simple – and simply optimistic! That’s the Clark retirement philosophy. We are inspired by the growing body of research on mature adults
and the positive findings that have been identified.
- In a 20-year longitudinal study of 660 participants, Yale University researchers found that older adults with more positive self-perceptions
of aging lived 7.5 years longer than those with less positive self-perceptions of aging.
- A University of Michigan study found that older people who are helpful to relatives, neighbors or friends delay their risk of dying by nearly 60% over peers who don't provide practical help or emotional support to others.
- Tufts University researchers demonstrated that with 12 weeks of strength training in men 60-72 years of age muscle strength doubled to
tripled, and muscle mass increased 10 to 15 %. In an 8 week study of women 87 to 96 years living in a nursing home, muscle mass was tripled and
muscle mass increased by 10%.
- A Harvard University study concluded that negative stereotypes of aging worsen people’s memory and self-confidence while positive stereotypes