September 2019

posted 09.24.2019
By Paul Irving The demographic age shift is generally understood by now. In the United States, about 10,000 people turn age 65 each day; by 2035, Americans of retirement age will for the first time outnumber those who are younger than age 18. There is an awareness that population aging will have a…
posted 09.24.2019
By Lori Smetanka Let’s be honest. People don’t think about nursing home quality until they or a loved one need care. Recent studies show that as many as half of Americans will live in a nursing home at some point in their lives, either for the short term, such as a rehabilitation stay, or because…
posted 09.23.2019
By Paul Greenwood So you don’t really need a guardian?” asked Judge Cynthia Dianne Steel, Eighth Judicial District Family Court, of Rennie North during a June 2015 hearing in Nevada. “True,” replied North. “Do you want a guardian?” the judge probed. “No,” North emphatically responded. With that…
posted 09.23.2019
The September–October 2019 In Focus section of Aging Today explores the consumer marketplace targeting older adults, which could make products and services to boost elders’ well being, spinning gold out of this “silver economy.” Lori Bitter demonstrates the potential value of this economy for…
posted 09.04.2019
By Bruce Chernof, Shelley Lyford and Christopher Langston On June 10, 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-14-19, calling for a California Master Plan for Aging (Master Plan). In his Ex­ecutive Order, Newsom outlines the broad framework for a Master Plan process, including…