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January 2016

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 01.25.2016
By Edgar Cahn My name is Edgar Cahn. Last year, my eldest son and I had our bar mitzvah. At 13, I had refused to have one but in 2014, felt I was ready to undergo the ceremony. So I am 80 going on 14. Being 80 means I have many years to look back on. Being 14 means I have so much to look forward... Read more
posted 01.25.2016
By Julie Sweetland If you are an advocate for aging issues who is wondering whether it matters if you engage on social media, the answer is yes. If you’re an advocate who is wondering whether it matters how you engage on social media, the answer also is yes. Here’s why, from the... Read more
posted 01.25.2016
By William Benson In 2015, we celebrated policy successes that immeasurably benefit millions of older Americans—the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the 50th anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act, the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and... Read more
posted 01.25.2016
By Patricia L. McGinnis For more than 30 years, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a nonprofit advocacy organization in San Francisco, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long-term-care consumers and their family members... Read more
posted 01.25.2016
By Brooke Hollister, Molly Davies, Pamela M. Mokler and Carrie Graham According to one long-term-care (LTC) ombudsman, an LTC resident named Walter was, “... getting his diapers rationed, and if he ran out, then [he was told] he would be left in his soiled diapers. He saved up his personal... Read more
posted 01.14.2016
By Nancy Altman Those who favor cutting Social Security sometimes seek to turn the young against the old. “Older Americans, their lobbies and the politicians who do what they ask are actually waging war on young people,” says Jonathan Cowan, president of Third Way, a nonprofit... Read more

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