CURRENT RESEARCH: Walkability tied to better mental health among Hispanic seniors, study finds.

9 Feb

Senior Hispanic adults who perceive their neighborhoods as safer – and thus, more walkable – are also less likely to experience depressive symptoms, according to a study published online in October in the Journal of Aging and Health.  With previous research finding that senior Hispanics face both higher risks for depression as well as greater barriers to treatment, the study’s findings highlight an additional way to positively impact mental health among an already vulnerable population.  Researchers were interested in finding other macrosystems that can inform someone’s psychological well-being.walkability

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