Issues in Aging
- Of Wicked Witches and Wise Men: Older Characters in Children’s Books by Janet Frick- The beloved aging king and the old hag; the silver sage and the wise woman; the doddering old fool and the spinster sisters; the venerated grandpa and the irreverent great-aunt; the wicked old witch and the beautiful young queen.
Blog of the Week
- When Things Aren’t What They Seem by Maggie Sullivan- One day at the Alzheimer’s day program he attended, Herman suddenly got up and left the room. As he charged down the hall and out the front door, Wendy, the program’s director, ran after him calling, “Herman, stop!” She caught…
Vietnamese Death Anniversaries Unite Young and Old
Writer Christine Nguyen shares her experience of worshipping elders and welcoming the dead into the family.
Kaiser Health News
Doughnut Hole is Gone, But Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite into Budgets
Medications for chronic conditions are still a major drain on an older adult’s resources. It’s uncertain if this will improve any time soon.
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More Benches, Special Goggles: Taking Steps to Assist Older Travelers
Airports and hotels want to their older clientele to keep traveling. They’re taking a hard look at their facilities to see how they can make the process easier and more enjoyable.