Aging Today

posted Thu, 2020-01-30 08:50
At 72, the critical piece for my friends and myself is community, and the essence of community is hu­man connection. Everything else is secondary.
posted Tue, 2020-01-28 20:50
"Many of my patients said they wouldn’t leave the house—they were afraid to go out."
posted Mon, 2020-01-27 12:45
As older adults age into later life, they often face disruptive changes that make their dwell­ings, neighborhoods and communities seem less appealing.
posted Sun, 2020-01-26 20:50
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.
posted Sat, 2020-01-25 20:50
The response to stress caused by a relocation—often called “transfer trauma”—may include depression, distress, agitation, withdrawn behavior, self-care deficits, falls and weight loss.
posted Thu, 2020-01-09 10:47
Aging Today spoke with three Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers to discover why they choose to spend their spare time deliver­ing meals.
posted Thu, 2020-01-09 10:31
The January–February 2020 In Focus section of Aging Today contemplates what community really means, especially as people age into later life.
posted Tue, 2020-01-07 14:19
Trust for America’s Health found that many public health department staffs had no knowledge of organizations that were already assisting older adults with supportive services.
posted Tue, 2020-01-07 14:04
SMAA’s most notable lesson learned involves the need to prioritize which work is most impor­tant.
posted Wed, 2019-12-11 15:02
In the movement to ensure that all health systems are age-friendly, health systems are learning to integrate the 4Ms (What Matters, Medication, Mentation, Mobility) into their workflows to improve care for all older adults.