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September 2017

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 09.29.2017
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... Read more
posted 09.28.2017
The winner of the 2017 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Educa­tion is Thomas Kamber, executive director of New York-based Older Adults Technology Ser­vices (OATS), for OATS’ Senior Planet training program. The award is given to an individual or organization that... Read more
posted 09.28.2017
By Carol Levine  You’re going home tomorrow!” Surely these must be among the most welcome words heard by a hospital patient. But between that statement and a trouble-free transition lie potential problems that can lead to poor outcomes and unplanned hospital readmissions. One... Read more
posted 09.28.2017
By Janis Orlowski and Michael Dill  It is a common enough tale. A concerned daughter needs to find a new primary care physician for her parents. They live in rural Wisconsin, two hours west of Green Bay. The number and frequency of their health concerns are growing. They need an accessible... Read more
posted 09.28.2017
By Cindy Padilla  Rural America defies easy definition. It is large and diverse, geographically, ethnically and culturally. In 2010, rural America was home to approximately 20 percent of the U.S. popu­lation, yet about 95 percent of U.S territory is still officially designated as rural.... Read more
posted 09.28.2017
By Alison Biggar The In Focus Section of the September–October 2017 issue of Aging Today, with the expert help of Grantmakers in Aging Program Lead Cindy Padilla, looks at the often neglected topic of rural health. ASA Board member William Benson discusses the opioid epidemic and its affect... Read more
posted 09.27.2017
By William F. Benson and Nancy Aldrich Rural older adults are dying from the opioid epidemic at a higher rate than older adults in the nation as a whole, yet fewer than one in 10 opioid treatment centers are located in rural America, and many rural first responders are not trained to administer... Read more
posted 09.27.2017
By Dave Baldridge   Indian healthcare is in trouble. That reality worsens with the potential loss of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has at least partially begun to mitigate 50 years of not-so-benign federal neglect. “More than a million American Indians and Alaska Natives are... Read more
posted 09.07.2017
By Steve Toll I have been a musician for as long as I can remember. At age 9, I started playing the violin; at 13, I taught myself to play guitar and sing popular songs. I studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and, in 1970, attended Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. In... Read more

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