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posted 04.09.2018
As the nation grapples with how to address the devastating opioid crisis, little attention has been given to a growing group of silent heroes who are stepping up to help our children and com­munities heal—our nation’s grandparents. 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
As ever larger numbers of older people in America approach later life, their preference is to age in place. But this involves considerable challenges: are there adequate services in the community, including healthcare? Are communities “livable,” with safe and affordable housing,... 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 04.04.2018
The person I was most excited to meet was my cousin, Jennifer, whom I had not seen or spoken to in twelve years since her grandmother’s funeral. Twelve years ago, Jennifer was 19 years old. Now she is 31. She lives 24 miles from me in New York. We bumped into each other in San Francisco. Read More
posted 03.29.2018
The In Focus Section of the March–April 2018 issue of Aging Today takes on climate change, and its outsized impact on older adults, especially older women. Read More
posted 03.29.2018
Panelists at the 2018 Diversity Summit, titled “A Focus on Diverse Caregivers,” pointed out that there are some within minority communities who eschew the very term caregiver and others who won’t admit to ailments for fear of cultural stigma. Read More
posted 03.29.2018
“The future is already here. These challenges are not just on our doorstep, they have crossed the threshold." Read More

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