Health problems, the cost of healthcare and outliving one’s savings top the list of concerns for those approaching retirement, according to a Merrill Lynch retirement study released May 6 in partnership with Bay Area-based Age Wave.
Last week we asked you how you cope with the emotional aspects of caregiving. Several people responded that exercising (taking a walk or doing yoga) and talking with other caregivers, partners, friends and family members helped them deal with the daily emotional work of caregiving. Here are a couple of other comments we received:
One of the ways the federal government seeks to better understand and address the needs of underserved or at-risk populations is through research or demonstration-project grants. In recent years, divisions within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have committed resources to indentifying and supporting the needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults.
There are an estimated 1.5 million adults older than 65 who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual. By 2030, that number is expected to rise to nearly 3 million. And, while no precise data exists on the number of transgender elders nationwide, it is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of older adults who are transgender—and there will be many more in the next few decades.
ASA board member and Executive Director of the Global Coalition on Aging Michael Hodin has received the Fred D. Thompson Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The award recognizes professionals working the areas of aging research and public health.
Created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Federal Coordinated Health Care Office (under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS]) was designed to improve care coordination for “dual eligibles”—beneficiaries who receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
Dual eligibles are among the poorest and sickest beneficiaries covered by either program and include more than 9.1 million older adults and younger people with significant disabilities.
We hope you feel that way about way about your membership in the American Society on Aging and you will be excited to help us recruit new members. Now through May 31 we would like to encourage you refer a new member to join ASA, and by doing so you can be entered to win some terrific prizes! Each time you recruit a new member you will be entered to win one of the following prizes, so the more members you recruit, the greater your chances are of winning.