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Aging Today

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 11.23.2015
An inspiration to help older adults get around came to Bob Carr and his wife, Anne, as they parked for an exercise class at the YMCA one day in Atlanta. Read More
posted 11.23.2015
The idea that independence is best preserved by aging in place is a myth exposed when elders must rely on family, friends, a plethora of professional caregivers and, often, an assisted living facility or nursing home. Read More
posted 11.17.2015
Given the scale and pace of the greying of America, and because satisfaction with living conditions correlates highly with life satisfaction, housing for this population has become one of the more salient policy issues in America today. Read More
posted 11.09.2015
The once-bipartisan White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held roughly every decade since passage of the landmark Older Americans Act in 1965.    Read More
posted 11.09.2015
For me, the only way to prevent racism from influencing my medical practice is to confront it head on. Read More
posted 09.22.2015
Why do we overeat? The answer is not as complicated as you might think, and has less to do with what we eat than how we eat.  Read More
posted 09.21.2015
As we design strategies to address hunger, we must also combat income inequality and poverty. Read More
posted 09.21.2015
Here we highlight three Community AGEnda grants to illustrate how building public will, engaging across sectors and advancing age-friendly public policies helped to create sustained interest in age-friendly work. Read More
posted 09.15.2015
Many caregiving memoirs follow a familiar pattern. George Hodgman’s memoir about his mother, Bettyville, does not follow a template.  Read More
posted 09.14.2015
Millennials can be described in many ways: they are the most diverse generation, the most educated and the hardest hit by the Great Recession. Increasingly, they can also be described as caregivers—for their grandparents, their parents and their children Read More