March 2017

posted 03.30.2017
By Nicole Bruce and Mary Keen When it comes to eldercare research, whose opinion matters the most? Until recently, research on and about older adults has been devoid of a key component: the perspectives of the older adults themselves. That’s why the director of CJE’s Leonard Schanfield Research…
posted 03.24.2017
The fourth and final full day of the 2017 Aging in America Conference kicked off at 7:00 AM with a yoga session in Plaza AB led by Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Senior Activity Center Director Douglas Paulsen. At 8:00 AM the 14th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit got underway in the…
posted 03.23.2017
The third day of the 2017 Aging in America conference continued the unique learning and community-building experience, and our attendees and faculty are not slowing down. Beginning with two early-morning exercise sessions that were inclusive and age-friendly, along with a group drumming program,…
posted 03.22.2017
From the morning exercise and morning buzz with the Students and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group to the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception and Chicago dine-around, the 2017 Aging in America Conference was fully underway on Tuesday with nearly 2,500 participants. Every year, this conference…
posted 03.10.2017
By Scott M. Lynch A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the change in “preventable” deaths between 2010 and 2014. The report’s main take­aways were that, overall, the preventable death rate has fallen substantially since 2010; and there is substantial…
posted 03.06.2017
By Farhiya M. Farah The translation of this Somali phrase is “A Million Dollars is not a Blessing”. In the Somali culture, highly prioritizing a loved one places you advantageously in all your affairs. Theoretically you can make a million dollars but it is not a blessing if you have not helped…
posted 03.03.2017
By Jeff Todd “Your eyesight is the first to go.” “It’s just part of getting older.” Such phrases of acceptance are often heard as we enter our 40s and 50s. Yes, our eyes—our vision—will invariably change as we age; however, through early detection of eye disease and other problems and access to…
posted 03.02.2017
By Douglas Winslow Cooper Within the past year and a half, I have lost my mother, my sister, and a favorite nurse. This lovely book, Reflections from the Soul, by Dr. Eboni Ivory Green (what a pretty name!) will help me, even now. With my beloved wife, Tina Su Cooper, receiving around-the-clock…