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March 2017

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

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03.24.2017
The fourth and final full day of the 2017 Aging in America Conference kicked off at 7:00 AM with a yoga session in Plaza AB led by Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Senior Activity Center Director Douglas Paulsen. At 8:00 AM the 14th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit got underway in... Read More
03.23.2017
The third day of the 2017 Aging in America conference continued the unique learning and community-building experience, and our attendees and faculty are not slowing down. Beginning with two early-morning exercise sessions that were inclusive and age-friendly, along with a group drumming program,... Read More
03.22.2017
From the morning exercise and morning buzz with the Students and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group to the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception and Chicago dine-around, the 2017 Aging in America Conference was fully underway on Tuesday with nearly 2,500 participants. Every year, this conference... Read More
03.19.2017
By William Benson As readers peruse the most recent issue of Aging Today, Donald Trump is more than a third through the first 100 days of his presidency, a key milestone Trump has made more significant through his boasts of what he will do. It’s a “shock and awe” kind of... Read More
03.10.2017
By Scott M. Lynch A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the change in “preventable” deaths between 2010 and 2014. The report’s main take­aways were that, overall, the preventable death rate has fallen substantially since 2010; and... Read More
03.10.2017
By John Cutler When there is a new Administration in office it is always a good time to address pressing issues. And this occasion also coincides with a new Congress intent on making good on their promises. For the aging services sector, this Administration’s focus on the private sector may... Read More
03.09.2017
By Jerry Avorn These are times of great ferment in relation to prescription drugs, especially as they relate to older patients. Controversy and change are brewing in the areas of medication research, approval, promotion, pricing and reimbursement. From the perspective of care for elders, many... Read More
03.09.2017
By Nancy J. Altman During the campaign, Donald Trump promised repeatedly that he would not touch Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. Nevertheless, two days after the election, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that he planned to push legislation that replaced Medicare’s... Read More
03.09.2017
By Ed O’Neil and Lori Peterson Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and the Marin Community Foundation, have united to fund a three-year grant... Read More
03.06.2017
By Farhiya M. Farah The translation of this Somali phrase is “A Million Dollars is not a Blessing”. In the Somali culture, highly prioritizing a loved one places you advantageously in all your affairs. Theoretically you can make a million dollars but it is not a blessing if you have... Read More

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