November 2018

posted 11.30.2018
By Carol Orsborn It just happened again.  I woke up feeling every bit my age, careening toward my morning shower—when I was swept with joy because I love my shower curtain. I love my shampoo.  I love that I can trust that the spray will come out at the exact warmth and intensity I prefer. Seven…
posted 11.30.2018
By Michele Fan While many people make aging-specific improvements in their homes with the goal to age in place, not many of them willingly admit that they need additional help when their health conditions change. Caregivers and healthcare professionals with concern over an older client’s safety in…
posted 11.30.2018
By Richard Address and Nancy Gordon Richard Address, recently wrote a chapter in The Essential Spirit titled: “Using Rituals to Engage the Spiritual.” What follows is selected portions of that chapter: In Richard’s Words… Not so many years ago, a man in his 50’s, let’s call him Paul; approached…
posted 11.26.2018
The 2018 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education was given to a program of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), the National Resource Center on AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Aging, in Seattle, Wash. This award is presented annually to an…
posted 11.26.2018
Grannies Respond—also known as Abuelas Responden—started up this past June, sparked by a an idea from activist Dan Aymar-Blair, 43, who wondered via social media what would happen if a group of grandmothers met at the U.S. southern border to protest the govern­ment’s family separation policy. In…
posted 11.19.2018
By Robynn Cox The fastest growing cohort of state prisoners comprises people ages 55 or older; between 1993 and 2013, this cohort increased by 400 percent. While the largest proportion of people incar­cerated are those younger than age 40, the share of prisoners ages 40 or younger has de­creased…
posted 11.15.2018
By Donna Butts, Ernest Gonzales and Alex Yoss "It’s like living in a college dorm … a little bit quieter but we have just as much fun,” said 26-year-old Tiffany, describing her experience living at Judson Senior Living. Judson Senior Living in Cleveland, Ohio, and Collington, a CCRC outside of…
posted 11.13.2018
By Liddy Manson Ten thousand Boomers turn 65 every day in America, and their average life expectancy will be roughly 10 years longer than their parents. Those in the middle three quintiles of wealth have somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of their net worth tied up in their homes, most of which…
posted 11.02.2018
By Kathy Brandt Many older adults receiving treatment for a serious illness, such as heart failure, lung disease, cancer or another illness, don’t have access to palliative care, which can improve the way they feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Timely access to palliative care…