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AiA16 General Session

The Future of Community-Based Services for Older Adults and Their Families

Sunday, March 20 | 5:30–6:30 PM

Senior Skip Day

posted 10.06.2015

Humana, official health care sponsor of the National Park Service Centennial and National Park Foundation premier partner for the Find Your Park movement, will host Humana Senior Skip Day on Oct. 8. Senior Skip Day was created to encourage people 62 years of age and older to skip out on their normal, daily routine to enjoy a healthy day in one of the national parks. On Oct. 8, seniors will have free access to more than 400 national park sites across the United States, compliments of Humana. In addition, Humana will host celebratory events for seniors in certain national park locations.

Revolution: Aging In Place

posted 09.24.2015

By Dr. Mary Tuuk

Family caregiving has become a full-time job for many of us as our parents require extra help to age in place. Today, 47 percent of adults care for a parent, plus a child while supporting an older child. With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, the need for family and professional caregiving, and the desire by older adults to age in place, isn’t going away.

Slim by Design: Eating Strategies for Everyday Life

posted 09.22.2015

Obesity is associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, osteoarthritis and some cancers. Significantly higher rates of comorbidities affect the obese, and there are increasing rates of obesity among older adults, which may eventually result in people’s need for long-term care.

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Targeting the Root of Senior Hunger

posted 09.21.2015

By Kevin Prindiville

Growing up, my relationships with the most important older adults in my life revolved around food. My grandfather loved food. To make a living, he interwove this love with lifelong entrepreneurial endeavors—after graduating from high school, he immediately went to work as a milkman (back when milk was delivered to your home—and not by an Amazon drone), then he became a candy salesman, then the owner of a corner store and, ultimately, a restaurant supply distributor.

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Caregiving in Bettyville: A Son Finds He Can Go Home Again

posted 09.15.2015

Review by Carol Levine

By George Hodgman
Viking, $27.94, 288 pages
ISBN 9780525427209

Many caregiving memoirs follow a familiar pattern: a parent becomes increasingly frail and forgetful; dementia is diagnosed, conflicts within family or with doctors complicate care, end-of-life decisions must be made. The author mourns but feels enriched by the experience.

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