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    Posted 03.15.2016
    Modern technology… wow, what we would do without it when planning for a conference collaboration?  In our case, it is indispensable for a diverse group of six folks from all over the country, coming together through electronic resources to lay out an upcoming panel discussion for AiA16. Time zones…
    Posted 03.14.2016
    By Daniel B. Kohrman In his final State of the Union address, President Obama celebrated the improving economy— but with caveats. Seven years on from his first such appearance—now graying, AARP-eligible, soon-to-be re-careering—he boasted that the United States has “recovered from the worst…
    Posted 03.11.2016
    Today, Guinness World Records confirmed that Israel Kristal is the world’s oldest man, at 112 years and 178 days old. Kristal, born in 1903, lived through both World Wars. He was the sole survivor from his family in Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi concentration camp. Kristal currently lives in Israel…
    Posted 03.10.2016
    By Kathy Greenlee This is a time of rapid and dramatic change in the way we approach healthcare in this country. That change brings great opportunity for community-based organizations that are the backbone of the aging and disability networks. If the aging services network adapts successfully to…
    Posted 03.09.2016
    By Miriam Ackerman Maybe you’ve seen the photograph on the Internet of a pack of wolves moving in single file across a snowy landscape. The original caption, I’m supposing, struck our collective nerve. The first three wolves, it read, were the most elderly of the pack, setting the pace for the…
    Posted 03.09.2016
    By Krystal L. Culler Brain health is central to wellness and is about maximizing one’s abilities and pursing meaningful activities that promote a sense of overall cognitive fitness, emotional wellness, social well-being, personal health, and provide a challenge. Brain health is viewed as being 70…
    Posted 03.09.2016
    By Andrey Ostrovsky Medicare is undergoing one of the largest transformations in history including changes in financial incentives that are driving providers from high-volume to high-quality care delivery. According to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, by 2018, over 50% of Medicare…
    Posted 03.07.2016
    As a professional in the field of aging, you have a lot to think about—budgets, fundraising efforts, clients and their family caregivers and the challenges they face, not to mention the self-care we all must do to avoid burning out. Your work is challenging and rewarding and, at times, overwhelming…
    Posted 03.02.2016
    By Wendi Burkhardt In the United States, our aging population is currently on a trajectory to swell to more than 132 million people age 50-plus by the year 2030. And this population boasts the highest percentage of homeownership, with more than 45% of all homeowners age 55-plus, and over 70% of…
    Posted 03.02.2016
    By Smita Patel and Anne Marie Fosnacht “Successful Aging” coupled with a lack of successful treatments for Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly causing an epidemic. There is a physical, emotional and financial burden to people inflicted with Alzheimer’s as well as their caregivers. According to the…