Issues in Aging
- Is Suicide Ever Simply a Rational Choice? by Melissa Bailey - Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a grocery store cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful death?
Blog of the Week
- Our Incredible, Shrinking World by Flora Davis - I live in a CCRC, a continuing care retirement community. That means I’ve been promised a roof over my head and health care of one kind or another for the rest of my life. More than 1,000 residents live here,…
Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma
Many people are adapting their habits and managing distress far better than they are given credit for by society at large.
Kaiser Health News
5 Things to Know About a COVID Vaccine: It Won’t Be a ‘Magic Wand’
While the race to produce a vaccine is cause for hope, there is great uncertainty—and no guarantees.
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As Californians Get Older and Less Mobile, Fires Get Hotter and Faster
Wildfires and evacuation are scary and confusing for everyone. But the situation can be particularly dire for people in their later years.
2020 Election: 10 Questions About Aging in America for the Presidential Candidates
Ken Dychtwald, an expert on aging and the Boomer generation, has a list of topics he’d like to ask the men running for the nation’s top office.
Those We’ve Lost
This ongoing New York Times series shares stories about the people who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.