February 2018

posted 02.22.2018
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society. In “On Being an Old Woman in Contemporary Society,” Guest Editor Martha B. Holstein is brutally honest in her assessment of how women…
posted 02.13.2018
By Erin Long and Vijeth Iyengar The population of older adults age 65 and over in the United States continues to rise, projected, according to the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s 2016 Families Caring for an Aging America report, to reach an estimated 72.8 million by the…
posted 02.13.2018
By Susan Mende America is aging--with a rising number of people over 65. It’s a trend that is growing--by 2060, the number of older Americans is expected to more than double, rising from 14.5 percent of the population to nearly 24 percent. We are not the only country experiencing this phenomenon…
posted 02.12.2018
By Carol Marak Aging safely and independently at home is a natural desire of older adults. We want a space to call our own, and we prefer that place to reflect the person we’ve become, surrounded by dear friends. However, a large number of individuals ages 65 and older, 27 percent, according to…
posted 02.02.2018
By Lori Smetanka and Beverley Laubert Recent natural disasters exposed long-term-care facilities’ and com­­munity care systems’ levels of pre­­paredness to handle emergencies and protect their residents and patients. Hurri­canes and wildfires have tested communities’ emergency readiness and…