January 2020

posted 01.30.2020
By Verna M. Cavey Having now lived in retirement communities for a decade, I value this opportunity to write from the perspective of a resident (of independent living), and respectfully offer a few thoughts. I worked for many years in education, but it took retirement for me to reach the peak of…
posted 01.28.2020
Interview by Alison Biggar Dr. Elizabeth Tung is a primary care and internal medicine physician and social epidemiologist at the University of Chicago, specializing in social risk factors and health disparities related to chronic disease. Aging Today spoke to Tung in October 2019 about her study…
posted 01.27.2020
By Stephen M. Golant As older adults age into later life, they often face disruptive changes that make their dwell­ings, neighborhoods and communities seem less appealing. When they retire and seek new leisure, volunteer or career activities, they may be disappointed by what is available nearby.…
posted 01.26.2020
By Alison Biggar Habitat for Humanity’s mission is simple: To bring people together to build and rebuild homes and communities, while catalyzing new pathways to safe, decent, affordable hous­ing. President and CEO Dan Rosensweig of the Greater Charlottesville Habitat affiliate in Virginia, despite…
posted 01.25.2020
By Cynthia Rudder and Lori Smetanka When a nursing home closes and a resident has to move, her health can deteriorate. Change is difficult for vulnerable nursing home residents, many of whom have some form of dementia and most of whom have already reluctantly left their homes to move into a long-…
posted 01.09.2020
Meals on Wheels has been delivering food to homebound older adults across America since the 1950s. In our country, where 9.5 million older adults are threat­ened by hunger, one in four lives alone and one in five feels lonely, Meals on Wheels volun­teers are a lifeline to these peo­ple. Aging Today…
posted 01.09.2020
The January–February 2020 In Focus section of Aging Today contemplates what community really means, especially as people age into later life. Verna Cavey details how community works from the vantage point of a resident in independent living; Stephen Golant lays out the case for why it may not…
posted 01.07.2020
Editor’s note: The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living and The SCAN Foundation fund the Aging and Disability Business Institute, led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The mission of the Aging and Disability Business Institute is to build…
posted 01.07.2020
Editor’s note: The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living and The SCAN Foundation fund the Aging and Disability Business Institute, led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The mission of the Aging and Disability Business Institute is to build…