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posted 07.29.2015
I see a world of possibilities and opportunities for many of those 50-plus who want to stay active, earn money, and “give back,” contributing their lifelong skill and knowledge to the human community in a meaningful way.   Read More
posted 07.21.2015
I hope Lena Dunham views this as the compliment it’s meant to be: I’d like to appoint her the unofficial spokesperson for cognitive aging. Read More
posted 07.17.2015
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) offers an array of resources to help patients and practitioners get the most from this special approach to care. Read More
posted 07.08.2015
On Tuesday, July 7 2015, the boards of ABHOW and be.group agreed to merge their companies, creating the largest nonprofit senior living provider in California and one of the half-dozen largest nationally. Read More
posted 07.02.2015
Tim Hayes met his first horse at age 48. Two decades later, he travels the country giving clinics in natural horsemanship and demonstrating the unique connection humans share with horses and how it can salve spirits and ease troubled minds. Read More
posted 07.02.2015
It’s never too soon to start talking about advance care planning. Talking with patients and their loved ones—or even your own family members—and helping them plan for future medical needs is the best way to make sure their wishes will be respected. Read More
posted 07.01.2015
The only three National Resource Centers (NRC) in the United States focused on aging Native populations are the 2015 ASA Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA) Award winners.  Read More
posted 07.01.2015
Even as end-of-life planning gains favor with more Americans, African-Americans, research shows, remain very skeptical of options like hospice and advance directives. The result can mean more aggressive, painful care at the end of life that prolongs suffering.  Read More
posted 06.30.2015
Although research shows that intimacy and companionship relate positively to residents’ sense of independence, help facilitate good physical and mental health functioning and combat loneliness, such settings rarely promote or encourage such relationships between residents.  Read More
posted 06.29.2015
I found a purpose that had not been in any life plan or on any list of goals, but one that evolved out of personal experience, research and passion: It was clear that the aging of the baby boomers was and is creating innumerable crises that need immediate attention—and I needed and... Read More

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