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- Many Older People Can’t Afford Basic Necessities September 15, 2022 - Fran Seeley, 81, doesn’t see herself as living on the edge of a financial crisis. But she’s uncomfortably close.
- Seasoned Warriors September 6, 2022 - Every Monday morning for nearly a year, Judy Sherry, 82, has called the office of her senator, Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), with the same question: When is he going to get the courage to do something about gun violence? “He’s retiring…
- Colorado Passes the First Right-To-Repair Bill for Wheelchairs August 18, 2022 - Robin Bolduc isn’t the type of person who takes “no” for an answer—particularly when it comes to fixing her husband’s wheelchair.
- Your Medicare Drug Plan Can Hike Its Prices Almost Anytime August 3, 2022 - Something strange happened between the time Linda Griffith signed up for a new Medicare prescription drug plan during last fall’s enrollment period and when she tried to fill her first prescription in January.
- Villages: Boutique Options for Aging in Place July 28, 2022 -
Twenty years ago, a group of pioneering older adults in Boston created an innovative organization for people committed to aging in place
- Apps Can Open Up a World of Possibilities for Older Adults July 6, 2022 - John Brandt is still on good terms with his ex-mother-in-law—so good that he gave her an iPad for Christmas last year, along with a promise to provide tech support. The learning curve turned out to be a bit steep. At…
- Retooling the Nation’s First Long Term Care Insurance Program June 29, 2022 - Patricia Keys, 71 and a stroke survivor, needs help with many everyday activities, such as dressing and bathing. Her daughter Christina, who lives near her mom in Vancouver, WA, cares for her in the evenings and pays about $3,000 a month for help from other caregivers.
- Advance Care Planning for Guns June 7, 2022 - Kerri Raissian didn’t know what to do about her father’s guns when he died of COVID-19 in December at age 86 and left her executor of his estate.
- Top Experts Question the Value of Advance Care Planning May 24, 2022 - For decades, Americans have been urged to fill out documents specifying their end-of-life wishes before becoming terminally ill—living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders and other written materials expressing treatment preferences.
- Smashing Stereotypes on Social Media May 11, 2022 - When she retired 15 years ago, Tzipporah “Zippy” Sandler was floundering and unsure what was next. Then a tech-savvy friend suggested she start a blog and even offered to build it for her. “I didn’t even know what a blog…
- COVID Spotlights the Ageism in Health Care April 21, 2022 - Earlier this year, the World Health Organization announced a global campaign to combat ageism—discrimination against older adults that is pervasive and harmful but often unrecognized.
- Keeping an Eye on Older Adults with a Camera or Sensors April 12, 2022 - In the middle of a rainy Michigan night, 88-year-old Dian Wurdock walked out the front door of her son’s home in Grand Rapids, MI, barefoot and coatless.
- Saying a Wrenching Goodbye to My Longtime Primary Care Doctor March 30, 2022 - I hadn’t expected the tears.
My primary care doctor and I were saying goodbye after nearly 30 years together.
- Getting Older with Grace—and Gratitude March 3, 2022 - In a cruel twist of timing, Sally Magnuson’s husband of 55 years died of COVID-19 on February 10, 2021—the very day the couple was scheduled to get their first vaccines. Around the same time, Magnuson, 80, of Plano, TX, also…
- Minister for Older Adults Has Seen How Pervasive Ageism Is February 25, 2022 - Later life is a time of reassessment and reflection. What sense do we make of the lives we have lived?
- The Surprising Importance of Casual Acquaintances February 3, 2022 - In May, Vincent Keenan traveled from Chicago to Charlottesville, VA, for a wedding—his first trip out of town since the start of the pandemic.
- Older Women Face a Fashion Challenge January 14, 2022 - On a shopping outing, Jane Bourland informed her granddaughter, “I can’t wear sleeveless. I can’t wear short. And I can’t wear low-cut.” Surveying the styles on the racks at the department store, her granddaughter quickly realized that didn’t leave many…
- ‘They Treat Me Like I’m Old and Stupid’ January 7, 2022 - Joanne Whitney, PharmD, 84, a retired associate clinical professor of pharmacy at the University of California-San Francisco, often feels devalued when interacting with health care providers.
- Never Too Old for Fun and Games December 15, 2021 - When Kathy Thomas’ “big Catholic family” gathers for the holidays, everybody plays bingo. Her 90-year-old mother, Rosemary Doyle (“RoRo” to the grandkids), calls the game,
- Intimidated by Smartphones or Tablets? Help Is Available December 8, 2021 - Six months ago, Cindy Sanders, 68, bought a computer so she could learn how to email and have Zoom chats with her great-grandchildren.