October 2018

posted 10.25.2018
The November–December 2018 In Focus section of Aging Today looks outward, toward global solutions for the world’s longer-lived societies. Michael Hodin suggests a cultural shift to embrace a new, global social contract; Donna Butts, Ernst Gonzales and Alex Yoss detail international co-housing…
posted 10.24.2018
By Megan Burke Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and establish the Aging…
posted 10.22.2018
By Amy Herr and Amy Berman After Phyllis Benning, 66, suffered several strokes that left her unable to walk, she thought she might spend the rest of her life in a nursing home. She was able return to her home—and walk again—with the help of a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Program of All-Inclusive…
posted 10.17.2018
By Ty Johnson The American Society on Aging has called on Nail Communications to suspend an ageist advertising campaign that began Sept. 24 as part of ACRONYM’s “Knock the Vote” initiative. The advertisement, which features older voters profanely and smugly telling young people not to vote and…
posted 10.17.2018
By Paige Hector When the words “caregiving” and “older adults” are used in the same sentence, most people assume the older adults are receiving the care. This article focuses on when the older adult is the parent of and caregiver for an adult child. That child may have an intellectual or phys­ical…
posted 10.15.2018
By Kate Lang and Eric Carlson Carol did the very best that she could. When her mother’s vision declined, Carol bought and delivered groceries to her and took off work to drive her to doctor appointments. When her moth­er’s dementia progressed and she could not live alone, Carol took her mother in,…
posted 10.08.2018
By Jaia Peterson Lent and Adam Otto Substance use, most recently the opioid epi­demic, is hurting America’s families and often placing greater responsibility upon grandparents to care for their grandchildren. Increasingly, child welfare systems, as they face shortages of foster parents to meet a…
posted 10.08.2018
Caregiving is a challenge for many Americans, but what does it take to be a 21st century caregiver as an older adult? How do such caregivers get by, what resources are available to them, and what solutions and supports may be on the horizon to help? In “The New American Gothic: Older Americans as…
posted 10.01.2018
By Mercedes Bern-Klug   Living in Grant Wood’s home state of Iowa, and being on the faculty at the University of Iowa where the famous painter taught for a dozen years, I often drive visitors to Eldon, Iowa (popu­lation 908). We go there to stand before the house whose façade served as the backdrop…
posted 10.01.2018
By Juan Fernando Torres-Gil By 2050, the United States will be both much older and majority-minority. The nexus of these two trends will lead to a shifting political landscape for aging, which may mean more com­petition based on age and ethnicity/race or coalitions of advocacy groups based on need…