We are engaged in a continuing effort to understand the scope of elder activity and the implications of activity for well-being. We are particularly interested in the forces that encourage or inhibit multiple forms of activity, the ways in which participation in some activities influences participation in other activities, and the cumulative implications of activities for well being. Our interest in multiple forms of activities sets us somewhat apart from Gerontologists who focus on single forms of activity such as volunteering, taking classes, caring for grandchildren, working, or exercising.
Caro, Francis G.; Burr, Jeffrey A.; Caspi, Eilon; and Mutchler, Jan E., "Elder Activities: Patterns, Motives, and Interpretation. Massachusetts Lifestyles Study III" (2009). Gerontology Institute Publications. 57.