February 2017

posted 02.24.2017
Each year we invite contributions to AgeBlog from members of the Aging in America Conference community who will be making a presentation at the conference. For 2017, we received a rich series of contributions covering issues ranging from use of acupuncture for pain remediation to the impact of…
posted 02.21.2017
By Daniel R. Wilson Have you ever helped an older person navigate the complexities of life—arranging transportation to a doctor’s appointment, setting up meals on wheels, or even ensuring they can see a medical professional—only to find out they are alone at home with no family or friends to…
posted 02.07.2017
By Debby Dodds We are nearly two decades into the 21st Century and the social consequences of aging still regularly include feeling isolated or depressed. The World Health Organization recently stated that, “Older people who feel they are a burden perceive their lives to be less valuable, putting…
posted 02.06.2017
by Jeffrey Tamburo Differences Challenge Assumptions. —Anne Wilson Schaef What comes to mind when you think about getting older? Often it is assumed that with aging comes a host of health problems and limitations. Yet, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (2014), less than one…
posted 02.03.2017
By Robert Schreiber, David Dorr and Robyn Golden Community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide non-medical services and supports are essential to high quality, patient-centered primary care. And given the changing dynamics of payment reform, CBOs are an increasingly important part of the…