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    Posted 12.17.2018
    The 2018 Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award recognizes outstanding individuals, pro­grams and services in religion, spirituality and aging, in an effort to inspire more spiritual exploration in the aging services field. Nancy Gordon, the 2018 recipient of the Religion, Spirituality and Aging…
    Posted 12.10.2018
    By Michael W. Hodin Aging Today’s end-of-year 2018 In Focus section, “Global Aging and the Future of the World Community,” is prescient as it is the perfect set-up to 2019, which heralds the tipping point for the mega-trend of population aging. Global leaders from the WHO to the IMF, including my…
    Posted 12.04.2018
    By Jenna Hauss It is not uncommon for the average person to envision spending their golden years with their long-time spouse, grandchildren, and friends relaxing at a beautiful scenic vacation spot, soaking in the warm sun, enjoying delicious food over conversations about what their next adventure…
    Posted 11.30.2018
    By Michele Fan While many people make aging-specific improvements in their homes with the goal to age in place, not many of them willingly admit that they need additional help when their health conditions change. Caregivers and healthcare professionals with concern over an older client’s safety in…
    Posted 11.30.2018
    By Carol Orsborn It just happened again.  I woke up feeling every bit my age, careening toward my morning shower—when I was swept with joy because I love my shower curtain. I love my shampoo.  I love that I can trust that the spray will come out at the exact warmth and intensity I prefer. Seven…
    Posted 11.30.2018
    By Richard Address and Nancy Gordon Richard Address, recently wrote a chapter in The Essential Spirit titled: “Using Rituals to Engage the Spiritual.” What follows is selected portions of that chapter: In Richard’s Words… Not so many years ago, a man in his 50’s, let’s call him Paul; approached…
    Posted 11.26.2018
    Grannies Respond—also known as Abuelas Responden—started up this past June, sparked by a an idea from activist Dan Aymar-Blair, 43, who wondered via social media what would happen if a group of grandmothers met at the U.S. southern border to protest the govern­ment’s family separation policy. In…
    Posted 11.26.2018
    The 2018 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education was given to a program of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA), the National Resource Center on AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Aging, in Seattle, Wash. This award is presented annually to an…
    Posted 11.19.2018
    By Robynn Cox The fastest growing cohort of state prisoners comprises people ages 55 or older; between 1993 and 2013, this cohort increased by 400 percent. While the largest proportion of people incar­cerated are those younger than age 40, the share of prisoners ages 40 or younger has de­creased…
    Posted 11.15.2018
    By Donna Butts, Ernest Gonzales and Alex Yoss "It’s like living in a college dorm … a little bit quieter but we have just as much fun,” said 26-year-old Tiffany, describing her experience living at Judson Senior Living. Judson Senior Living in Cleveland, Ohio, and Collington, a CCRC outside of…