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    Posted 06.04.2018
    The Court's decision today means there is more to do to ensure a bright aging future for all people, regardless of identity. Read More
    Posted 05.21.2018
    Mirroring the complexities of our modern world, the work of aging advocacy also is chal­lenging and complex. Aging Today recently spoke with three advocates in the aging sector about why they do the work they do. Read More
    Posted 05.21.2018
    While some policymakers and advocates say we cannot sustain programs that invest in an aging population, while also supporting the education and development of younger generations, others listen to what most Americans believe: It’s not a fight, it’s a family. Read More
    Posted 05.21.2018
    To me, and I suspect to many Aging Today readers, it is clear that large swaths of older people are not getting the help they need to survive, let alone thrive in our abundant and prosperous society. Read More
    Posted 05.18.2018
    Nursing homes are roughly divisible into three strata: a narrow top level with a consistent focus on residents’ well-be­ing, a large mid­­dle level characterized by low-energy mediocrity and a bottom level emphasizing cost-cutting for a presumably captive clientele. Read More
    Posted 05.18.2018
    The elder service plan for Shanghai is 90–7–3, meaning 90 percent of the people will age at home with community- and home-based services; 7 percent will rely upon services provided by community-based facilities; and 3 percent will be cared for in institutions, including CCRCs, assisted living… Read More
    Posted 05.18.2018
    Over the past year, we have seen that when we as individuals make our voices heard and mobi­lize together, members of Congress will listen—and powerful grassroots resistance movement or­ganizations have made it easy to plug in.  Read More
    Posted 05.16.2018
    Baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965, are 5 times more likely to have HCV, yet most do not know that they should be tested for it. Read More
    Posted 05.10.2018
    The call for community-based organizations to become more business savvy has become nearly dogma in the field of managed care. Read More
    Posted 05.10.2018
    Mortality from stroke has decreased substantially in the past two decades, but acute ischemic stroke hospitalization rates have increased, as have stroke risk factors and the prevalence of people who have three to five risk factors. Read More