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Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 07.02.2014
It all began with a Maltese named Charlotte. From there Brian Daly learned of the challenges faced by elders struggling to feed themselves and their pets. And decided to do something about it. Read More
posted 06.25.2014
The essential message of mindfulness for frail elders is that they learn ways to participate in their healing and focus on their abilities, not disabilities. The most important intervention may be reducing the stress of the family and professional caregivers who interact with them. Read More
posted 06.24.2014
We recently spoke with 2014 ASA Hall of Fame Award recipient, Fernando Torres-Gil. Torres-Gil, Ph.D., is a professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs, and directs the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging. He... Read More
posted 06.24.2014
Mind Matters, a program of the North Shore Senior Center’s (NSSC) House of Welcome Adult Day Services in Northfield, Ill., is the 2014 MindAlert Award winner. The ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Award program recognizes innovative mental fitness programs developed by nonprofit... Read More
posted 06.24.2014
How much does happiness in retirement have to do with income or health? The results of this study may surprise you. Read More
posted 05.09.2014
The role of caregiver caught me by surprise. I have worked in the field of aging since 1977, but when I stepped into the caregiver role, fear and ignorance overwhelmed me, and I felt unprepared. Read More
posted 05.06.2014
The numbers of poor older adults will only rise as baby boomers age, defined benefit pension programs disappear and we feel the full impact of the prolonged economic recession. Action is needed now to alleviate the impact of poverty on the elder population. Read More
posted 05.06.2014
Betty Friedan’s observation that “Aging is not `lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength” captured the main message from a roster of thoughtful and engaged speakers at the March 12 National Summit on “Tapping the Self-Reliant Power of Older... Read More
posted 05.05.2014
Transgender elders experience discrimination and social exclusion, yet also exhibit incredible resilience. Discrimination can cause transgender people to delay seeking healthcare, and often transgender elders have to instruct providers on how to provide culturally competent care. But... Read More
posted 05.05.2014
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults display remarkable resilience as they live their lives and build their communities, despite adversity they may face. In fact, LGBT older adults’ resilience may result from adversity and strengthen their fortitude, ... Read More