Paula Enrietto, Ph.D.

Dr. Paula Enrietto began her career as an academic scientist and tenured Associate Professor performing research in the field of molecular oncology. However, she also spent much of her life as a caregiver for her large, close family. When her Mother became ill, Paula discovered the difficulty of long-distance caregiving and relocated to become an active caregiver. This very personal family journey encouraged a career change, and she brought her skills to the senior healthcare industry where she was Executive Director of the independent living communities at Balfour Senior Living in Louisville, CO. Paula subsequently acquired AffirmiCare - a company that provided quality services to individuals with cognitive and physical challenges for over 17 years. She believes that education is key to “enhancing independence during life challenges” As a committed educator and Client advocate, she frequently presents on the challenges and rewards of managing the many changes that come with aging.

What is emotional well-being?

In our last blog post, we described some things that don’t change with age and some things that do. We reviewed the research that shows that our emotional well-being increases as we age and emotional well-being is critical for healthy aging. This paradox surprised researchers and led to a deeper understanding of emotional well-being as …

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The Aging Paradox, Emotions and Aging

In our last post, we described the paradox revealed through research into aging and emotions. Aging is a process of normal maturation and development, which results in increased emotional well-being as we age. This research also served to debunk several myths that are pervasive in society. These include the following: Myth: Everyone gets depressed as …

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Change is the Status Quo

Welcome to the “Teach Me How to Age” educational series. We derived these blog posts from a series of lectures presented at several senior residential communities near Louisville, Colorado during the summer of 2018. In these posts, we examine the conundrums and challenges associated with aging; more specifically, aging successfully with intent and purpose; and …

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