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Aging in Community

Monthly Archive (Community-Based Programs)

posted 04.09.2018
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Given that age-related vulnerabilities such as diabetes, hypertension, vision or sensory deficits, im­paired mobility, cognitive decline or mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are more common in late life, policymakers, program managers and care providers should... Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Growing levels of inequality are bad news for older adults. Elder poverty rates are already high and growing—even while some smaller groups of older adults continue to do well financially. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Older people also often are living with chronic health conditions and functional limitations that may contribute to frailty and disability. And climate change impacts not only physical health.  Read More
posted 04.09.2018
We talk much less about people who were doing fine until they weren’t, people who had career choices, good jobs and decent incomes, until the wheels came off in their late 40s, 50s or 60s. Read More
posted 04.06.2018
On March 26, the AARP Foundation sponsored and presented “Innovation for Impact: What We Have Learned?” featuring four experts and entrepreneurs from the Foundation, sharing best practices for ending senior poverty. Read More
posted 03.01.2018
Older adults are more likely to restrict their driving in bad weather, at night, or on high speed roads than their younger counterparts. Read More
posted 02.22.2018
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society. Read More
posted 02.02.2018
Hurri­canes and wildfires have tested communities’ emergency readiness and ability to respond. The failure of these providers to be prepared, or to effectively implement procedures that would protect their frail, vulnerable populations, has resulted in serious health consequences,... Read More
posted 12.27.2017
In other words, one in five boomers will not have adult children to help them when independent living becomes difficult or impossible.  I call these childless boomers – whether married or single – the “Solo Agers.” A slightly different group is the “Elder Orphans... Read More

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