(Steven Lane/The Columbian)
March 4, 2012
Resident Maxine Hess, 82, moves to the rhythm of live music at a wine and cheese social hour at Vancouver’s Glenwood Place Senior Living. Research indicates older people are happier than younger ones. One explanation is Stanford University professor Laura Carstensen’s theory of “socio-emotional selectivity,” the idea that people invest in what makes them happy when time is limited.