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    Posted 02.19.2020
    By Jenna McDavid and Ocean Le With 10,000 adults turning 65 every day and a shortage of geriatricians to support older adults (according to a study by Dr. Adam Golden in the September 2015 issue of Academic Medicine), the health and wellbeing of our aging population will heavily rely on informal…
    Posted 02.18.2020
    By Sara Zeff Geber The senior housing industry is making a lot of changes in order to prepare for the baby boomers. They are transforming their dining rooms into foodie heavens and competing for advantage by hiring some of the top chefs in the country. They are embracing a variety of new…
    Posted 02.13.2020
    By Lucas Livingston If you've read my AgeBlog post last year, The Healing Power of Art, you’ll know that the topic of healthy living and aging through arts and cultural enrichment is really taking off. Conversations within academia go back decades connecting art enrichment with cognitive and…
    Posted 02.12.2020
    By Michael Hughes For patients with the highest needs, just getting to the doctor can be a challenge. Functional and other limitations often challenge their ability to regularly attend primary care appointments. As a result, little issues become bigger ones and – when care is sought – it’s often in…
    Posted 02.11.2020
    By Heather Menne, Elizabeth Gould, and Molly Knowles The Administration on Aging and National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center are hosting a session, Caring for Caregivers: Evidence-Based Trainings on Dementia Behaviors, at the Aging in America conference on Wednesday March 25, 2020 from 3…
    Posted 02.10.2020
    Former Obama White House advisor and South Florida Institute on Aging CEO Peter Kaldes brings high-profile advocacy, philanthropy and economic development expertise to new role. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (February 10, 2020) – The American Society on Aging (ASA), an association of more than 5,000…
    Posted 02.09.2020
    By Michelle Olson Spoiler Alert: Older people know that they are going to die. It’s no secret that aging and death are sensitive topics, but they are often unrecognized and avoided by society. This is particularly true in long-term care communities, where elders are further marginalized from the…
    Posted 02.08.2020
    Economically disadvantaged and socially isolated elders, a particularly vulnerable population, neither have access to justice, nor do they have the ability and know-how to seek legal support and redress in the face of injustice. The Winter 2019−20  issue of Generations outlines the high-risk…
    Posted 02.07.2020
    By Terri Worman Every year, ASA constituent group councils work to bring together daylong cohesive workshop presentations and gatherings at the Aging in America Conference that highlight their professional and personal interest areas. 2020 is no exception and the members of the Network on…
    Posted 02.06.2020
    The West Health Supplement to the 2019–20 Winter issue of Generations, “Older Adults and America’s Healthcare Cost Crisis,” offers a frank assessment of the scope and impact of nation’s ever-rising healthcare spending and strategies to curb rising costs. West Health is committed to lowering…