March 2019

posted 03.25.2019
By Jessica Wong One of the questions my grandma asked me most often when we spent time together was, “What are you doing on your phone?” She was curious about why I was so fascinated by this device, and what could possibly be so captivating. To her, a phone was something that sat on a desk and was…
posted 03.25.2019
By M. Katherine Kraft and Kathy Sykes A growing body of evidence suggests that in recent decades the amount of time spent interact­ing with others in the public realm has declined. “While we have more leisure time, we spend more of it alone or isolated by technologies as diverse as the private…
posted 03.25.2019
By Chuck Gillespie When thinking about the terms wellness or well-being, multiple definitions come to mind. Wellness, according to the National Wellness Institute (NWI), is an active pro­cess of becoming aware of and learning to make choices that lead toward a longer and more successful existence—…
posted 03.21.2019
By Helen Dennis I have to face the dreaded ‘R’ word,” wrote Doug McIntyre as he retired from 22 years of being the host of the “McIntyre in the Morning” show on KABC/790. McIntyre is well known as a radio host, columnist, TV/film writer and producer. There is good reason to feel ambivalent toward…
posted 03.12.2019
The ASA awards program annually recognizes deserving individuals for their leadership and contributions to ASA and to the field of aging. The ASA leadership awards program includes the ASA Hall of Fame Award, the ASA Award, the Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education, the…
posted 03.11.2019
The March–April 2019 In Focus section of Aging Today reminds us of what it takes to live long and prosper—connectivity (three ways), exercise, properly used cannabis and precision medicine. Chuck Gillespie lays out the six dimensions of wellness; Katherine Kraft and Kathy Sykes detail a British…