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Aging Today

Monthly Archive (Aging Today)

posted 07.17.2018
The shrinking of newsrooms has meant fewer people dedicated to covering older adults and issues that affect them. Read More
posted 07.17.2018
The In Focus Section of the July–August 2018 issue of Aging Today addresses the media and how it covers aging—from Jay Newton-Small’s astute detailing of the evolution of the age beat, to Stacy Smith and Katherine Pieper’s thoughts on how Hollywood might reduce or eliminate... Read More
posted 07.17.2018
Across the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2016, only 11 percent of speaking characters were ages 60 or older. Read More
posted 06.27.2018
Over the past several decades, healthcare costs have consumed an ever-greater percentage of U.S. spending. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
Mirroring the complexities of our modern world, the work of aging advocacy also is chal­lenging and complex. Aging Today recently spoke with three advocates in the aging sector about why they do the work they do. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
While some policymakers and advocates say we cannot sustain programs that invest in an aging population, while also supporting the education and development of younger generations, others listen to what most Americans believe: It’s not a fight, it’s a family. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
To me, and I suspect to many Aging Today readers, it is clear that large swaths of older people are not getting the help they need to survive, let alone thrive in our abundant and prosperous society. Read More
posted 05.18.2018
Nursing homes are roughly divisible into three strata: a narrow top level with a consistent focus on residents’ well-be­ing, a large mid­­dle level characterized by low-energy mediocrity and a bottom level emphasizing cost-cutting for a presumably captive clientele. Read More
posted 05.18.2018
The elder service plan for Shanghai is 90–7–3, meaning 90 percent of the people will age at home with community- and home-based services; 7 percent will rely upon services provided by community-based facilities; and 3 percent will be cared for in institutions, including CCRCs, assisted... Read More
posted 05.18.2018
Over the past year, we have seen that when we as individuals make our voices heard and mobi­lize together, members of Congress will listen—and powerful grassroots resistance movement or­ganizations have made it easy to plug in.  Read More

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