February 2019

posted 02.26.2019
Health-related goals are indeed popular New Year’s resolutions. Most of us make a resolution to lose weight and exercise more. However, for many of us, the path to good health is not an easy.  Procrastination, family obligations, work demands, or a lack of time can hinder the most well-intended…
posted 02.25.2019
By Jana Lynott Editor’s Note: ASA and Aging Today are pleased to debut a new column, “Aging with Options,” which is sponsored by the AARP Public Policy Institute. The column content will focus on in­novative solutions to change systems and empower individuals and their families to thrive at home…
posted 02.25.2019
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 and…
posted 02.25.2019
By Beth Blair and Suzanne R. Kunkel 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…
posted 02.22.2019
By Mary Litchford There are many risk factors associated with chronic wound development, with age being an unchangeable one. The good news is, there are also changeable risk factors. Understanding how to prevent and treat a chronic wound is crucial when caring for older adults. To help older…
posted 02.22.2019
By Lucas Livingston It seems lately I am often hearing about the changing landscape of lifelong learning (defined here as older adult non-formal learning) as we come to better understanding the positive impacts of intellectual and creative engagement later in life. This was pointed out in previous…
posted 02.22.2019
By Hope Levy To stay relevant, organizations need to enhance their level of service to the fast-growing, older demographic. Lifelong learning isn’t just for older people. It’s for anyone who lives, works or studies with, or serves older people. In fact there is a fairly recent scientific field of…
posted 02.22.2019
By Carol R. Hegeman This is a blog about a small adult learning center scaled for a small rural community and run by a local library.  The library itself is tiny, about the size of a small two bedroom ranch, but as our Board President once said, “We play above our league.” The blog is also about…
posted 02.22.2019
By Juan Fernando Torres-Gil and Courtney Demko As the United States moves through the twenty-first century, it faces challenges that will test its civic stability and its place in the world: con­cerns of terrorism and national security, worries about the environment and climate change, and the…
posted 02.22.2019
By Robert Blancato and Marie C. Gualtieri We have begun the third year of the presi­dency of Donald Trump. The past two years have been a time of unprecedented uncer­tainty, intentional provocation, and focused ful­fillment of promises the president made when he was candidate Trump. Now it is time…