Posts by: Element3 Health

ELEMENT3 HEALTH TO HOST EXPERT DISCUSSION OF SOCIAL ISOLATION AND LONELINESS AT LEADING HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

Healthcare Innovator to Raise Awareness of Critical Healthcare Issue Facing Seniors   DENVER, CO., March 20, 2019 – Element3 Health, today announced it will elevate the issue of social isolation and loneliness to health industry leaders on March 21, when the company hosts an expert panel discussion…

ELEMENT3 HEALTH ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF CO-FOUNDER OF VODAFONE AS ADVISOR

Co-founder of Vodafone, Shelby Bryan, Joins as an Advisor and Investor   DENVER, CO., March 6, 2019 – Element3 Health, a network that engages 50-plus adults around their passions to increase their physical, social and mental activity for healthy aging, today announced Shelby Bryan, a senior executive…
Medicare Spends More on Socially Isolated Older Adults

Medicare Spends More on Socially Isolated Older Adults

Studies have shown that socially isolated older adults are at greater risk for poor health and death than their well-connected counterparts. Now a new study—the first to examine whether social isolation also affects health care spending among older adults—finds that a lack of social contacts among older…
Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women

Social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women

Both social isolation and loneliness are associated with increased mortality, but it is uncertain whether their effects are independent or whether loneliness represents the emotional pathway through which social isolation impairs health. We therefore assessed the extent to which the association between social isolation and mortality is….

HEALTHCARE INNOVATOR ATTACKS SOCIAL ISOLATION AND LONELINESS WITH RAPIDLY EXPANDING NETWORK OF CLUBS

Healthcare Innovator Signs Two More National Associations with Hundreds of Chapters To Its Rapidly Growing Network of Activity Clubs   DENVER, CO., February 21, 2019 – Element3 Health, today announced that two leading national associations — American Sewing Guild (ASG) and American Volkssport Association (AVA) — have…

EX-TIVITY HEALTH EXECUTIVE JOINS ELEMENT3 HEALTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ulya Khan, ex-COO of Tivity Health (TVTY), joins board of disruptive aging-focused healthcare company Element3 Health   DENVER, CO., February 13, 2019 – Element3 Health, today announced the appointment of Ulya Khan to its board of directors. Mrs. Khan has extensive operating and leadership experience in the…
How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain

How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain

Chronic social isolation has debilitating effects on mental health in mammals—for example, it is often associated with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in humans. Now, a team of Caltech researchers has discovered that social isolation causes the build-up of a particular chemical in the brain, and that…
Social isolation, cognitive reserve, and cognition in healthy older people

Social isolation, cognitive reserve, and cognition in healthy older people

There is evidence to suggest that social isolation is associated with poor cognitive health, although findings are contradictory. One reason for inconsistency in reported findings may be a lack of consideration of underlying mechanisms that could influence this relationship. Cognitive reserve is a theoretical concept that may…
Real-Time Associations Between Engaging in Leisure and Daily Health and Well-Being

Real-Time Associations Between Engaging in Leisure and Daily Health and Well-Being

Engagement in leisure has a wide range of beneficial health effects. Yet, this evidence is derived from between-person methods that do not examine the momentary within-person processes theorized to explain leisure’s benefits. This study examined momentary relationships between…
The Experience and Meaning of Physical Activity in Assisted Living Facility Residents

The Experience and Meaning of Physical Activity in Assisted Living Facility Residents

Assisted living (AL) residents engage in very low levels of physical activity (PA) placing them at increased risk for mobility disability and frailty. But many residents in AL may not perceive the need to increase their PA. This study explored the experience, meaning and perceptions of PA…