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iPad technology for EngAGE Study, Center's Engaged as We Age project has been launched

Tina Matz-Costa, Senior Research Associate at the Center and Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College, and her research team recently launched the EngAGE Study, which expands on the work of the Center's Engaged as We Age project. The goal of the study is to understand the experience of psychological engagement among a sample of relatively healthy adults aged 65 plus who are known to be participating in the productive roles of paid work, formal volunteer work, caregiving, and/or informal helping. This study is using iPad technology to employ the Experience Sampling Method (ESM), which permits the assessment of fluctuations in engagement over the course of a day or week. This study is funded by Hartford Faculty Scholars Program of the John A. Hartford Foundation.