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.’ ”
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.
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.
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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The 2014 ASA Hall of Fame Award winner is Fernando Torres-Gil. The award is presented to an individual age 65 or older who has, through a lifetime of advocacy and leadership, enhanced the lives of elders through demonstrated leadership on the national level.
Mind Matters, a program of the North Shore Senior Center’s (NSSC) House of Welcome Adult Day Services in Northfield, Ill., is the 2014 MindAlert Award winner. The ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Award program recognizes innovative mental fitness programs developed by nonprofit organizations.