Issues in Aging
- How to Deal with Your Digital Afterlife by Mary Jacobs - Sara Ivey, 63, calls it one of the few gifts of cancer: time to plan. When her husband, Jerald Sluder, was diagnosed with advanced melanoma, the Dallas couple had time to organize his affairs before his death in December 2016…
Blog of the Week
- When Giving In Is the Best Gift by Maggie Sullivan - Bill told his Alzheimer’s caregivers support group, “My wife asked, ‘When are we going to see the grandchildren? We haven’t seen them in months!’ When I told her they were just here yesterday, she got mad at me. ‘They were…
Congress Approves Boost in Food Aid for Seniors but Funding Falls Short of Growing Need
While it funds much-needed meal services, the Older Americans Act may not be enough to keep up with the growing population of adults who are in danger of starvation.
Kaiser Health News
Does Everyone Over 60 Need to Take the Same Coronavirus Precautions?
Judith Graham asks geriatricians for advice on best practices for living as safely as possible during the pandemic.
Should You Bring Mom Home from Assisted Living During the Pandemic?
This decision cannot be made lightly or easily, as every family has a unique set of conditions to consider, even as everyone shares a fear of the virus.
SCF Editors Recommend
Ageism is Making the Pandemic Worse
Our society’s negative view of old age may be making this harrowing time even more dangerous for the elder population.
As Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces a Digital Divide
For those unfamiliar or uncomfortable with tech, social distancing could lead to extreme isolation.