Issues in Aging
- How to Challenge Ageist Language by Pat Summers - For people sensitive to words and the connection of words, beliefs and behaviors, the last linguistic battle was probably against sexism in language—the so-called “generic he,” the misuse of “girl,” the exclusionary words like “chairman” and “statesman,” the rise of “Ms.” as a title.
Blog of the Week
- It May Be Time to Question the Pills You Take by Flora Davis - I realized the other day that I’m taking fewer and fewer pills. For years, I’ve swallowed a handful of capsules and tablets every night. Most of them are over-the-counter drugs or supplements, intended to keep me from developing heart trouble, cancer or some other disease.
Home Health Care Providers Struggle with State Laws and Medicare Rules as Demand Rises
A majority of older adults prefer to age in their homes. But the obstacles to doing so are massive and, for some, insurmountable.
Kaiser Health News
Social Security Error Jeopardizes Medicare Coverage for 250,000 Seniors
Think you already paid your premiums this year? You’re not wrong, but neither is that bill you just received.
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As Recipe Cards Disappear, Families Scramble to Preserve Cherished Memories
These days, you can find just about any recipe online. But those oil-splattered, yellowing cards from your ancestral chefs and bakers can’t be duplicated.