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Aging Today

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 09.27.2017
Facing unprecedented damage pending passage (or partial adoption) of “Repeal and Replace” legislation being advanced in Congress, many of the nation’s 5.2 million American Indians will suffer even more than most other rural Americans, who will also suffer terribly if they lose... Read More
posted 09.07.2017
Until I started working with older adults, I had no idea how powerful a tool music was—one that could have such a positive influence on people’s quality of life, regardless of their age. Read More
posted 07.13.2017
Mental health emerges from the shadows, taking control at end of life, hotels for housing, small miracles through music and connecting the ages, and more. Read More
posted 07.13.2017
Once depression is detected, older adults face several barriers to mental health care, but attitude is one of the most significant. Many older adults not only perceive stigma from the community, but also self-stigmatize. Often they feel that they cannot be open about their depression, fearing that... Read More
posted 07.13.2017
Almost as soon as Cohen placed headphones on people and turned on the music, which was custom-programmed to have a connection with their past, he saw their features soften as they began to sway and dance and sing along, transported to another time and way of being. Read More
posted 07.12.2017
For a couple with limited financial resources, health challenges and no reliable transportation, the hotel option is ideal. Is it ideal? Could extended-stay hotel housing be an appropriate housing model for healthy aging in place? Read More
posted 07.12.2017
By 2025, Connect The Ages has a goal to connect Millennials (5 million of them, who are both early career professionals and students) to permanent, rewarding positions working with older adults.   Read More
posted 07.10.2017
Without clear information about options and outcomes, however, millions of Americans submit to end-of-life care that inflicts needless suffering—even after such care no longer provides a path back to health. Read More
posted 07.10.2017
Reframing aging poses a challenge in that progress will be slow, and there will be no “magic bullet” to effect culture change. But by consistently improving their messages, organizations can chip away at ageism. Read More
posted 06.29.2017
“There is a new paradigm forming where nonprofits approach funding by being a business partner for healthcare providers and payers. The new contracts we are pursuing will not only allow us to focus on value-driven work, they also will provide sustainable revenue streams to keep Whistlestop... Read More

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