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The Future of Aging Services

posted 07.23.2014

As it approaches fifty years, the aging network, born from the Older Americans Act of 1965, is at a critical juncture. With the incredible growth of the older population one might have thought that these would be the boom years for those with vast experience in delivering aging services. Instead, the traditional aging network is facing major challenges and in many states long-standing providers are fighting for their very survival. How and why has this happened? And what are the implications of these changes for the delivery of services to older people in the United States?

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What the Paradox of Change Means for the Future of Aging Services

posted 07.17.2014

By Robert A. Applebaum

As a researcher studying aging services and long-term care for the past thirty-five years, I continue to be amazed at how the world I study and thought I knew has changed. I often say to audiences when presenting data from our two-decade longitudinal study of Ohio’s longterm services system, “If you would have shown me these data twenty years ago and said this will happen, I would have said, ‘No way.’ ”

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Couple Celebrates 56 Years Together (Video)

posted 07.17.2014

When we came across this (super cute) video of a couple celebrating their 56th anniversary together, we were reminded of the importance of relationships to health and well-being in later life. Watch the video below, then check out what the experts have to say about the importance of our closest relationships to healthy aging in the Spring 2014 issue of Generations.

Fundraising Genius Focuses on Feeding Pets of Low-Income Elders

posted 07.02.2014

It all began with a Maltese named Charlotte. Brian Daly and his partner, Jarried Gragg, were looking for companionship for their “big beautiful lab,” Gunner. Daly typed “Maltese rescue” into Google and all sorts of dogs popped up, but one, Charlotte, stood out. “Oh my God, I love that dog,” Daly says was his immediate thought.

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10 Awesome Quotes About Aging

posted 06.26.2014

We could all use a little inspiration from time-to-time to remind us why we do what we do, because, let's be honest -- it's not always easy! We found these quotes to be touching, funny, and just downright TRUE. We hope you enjoy!

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