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    Posted 03.21.2019
    By Helen Dennis I have to face the dreaded ‘R’ word,” wrote Doug McIntyre as he retired from 22 years of being the host of the “McIntyre in the Morning” show on KABC/790. McIntyre is well known as a radio host, columnist, TV/film writer and producer. There is good reason to feel ambivalent toward…
    Posted 03.15.2019
    By Jeffrey Scribner Elder financial abuse and fraud cost older Americans $36.5 billion per year (National Center on Elder Abuse).  A study conducted by Investor Protection Trust found that nearly one in five Americans over the age of 65 has been a victim of financial fraud. These victims on…
    Posted 03.14.2019
      By ASA’s 2018-2019 Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN) Leadership Council Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around various communities. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that…
    Posted 03.12.2019
    By Sadie Harmon The Dementia-Inclusive Communities Initiative started with a grand vision to significantly move the needle toward a truly inclusive society for people living with dementia and their care partners. This was borne not only from the mission and vision of our parent organization, Elder…
    Posted 03.12.2019
    The ASA awards program annually recognizes deserving individuals for their leadership and contributions to ASA and to the field of aging. The ASA leadership awards program includes the ASA Hall of Fame Award, the ASA Award, the Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education, the…
    Posted 03.11.2019
    By Sandy C. Gregory The yellow shirts of disaster relief volunteers are a welcomed site after disasters in North Carolina and around the world. Highly trained volunteers from NC Baptists on Mission (NCBM) relieve suffering by providing hot meals, debris removal, childcare, and in many other ways…
    Posted 03.11.2019
    The March–April 2019 In Focus section of Aging Today reminds us of what it takes to live long and prosper—connectivity (three ways), exercise, properly used cannabis and precision medicine. Chuck Gillespie lays out the six dimensions of wellness; Katherine Kraft and Kathy Sykes detail a British…
    Posted 02.26.2019
    Health-related goals are indeed popular New Year’s resolutions. Most of us make a resolution to lose weight and exercise more. However, for many of us, the path to good health is not an easy.  Procrastination, family obligations, work demands, or a lack of time can hinder the most well-intended…
    Posted 02.25.2019
    By Jana Lynott Editor’s Note: ASA and Aging Today are pleased to debut a new column, “Aging with Options,” which is sponsored by the AARP Public Policy Institute. The column content will focus on in­novative solutions to change systems and empower individuals and their families to thrive at home…
    Posted 02.25.2019
    Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and estab­lish the Aging and…