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- Innovators Find Creative Ways to Connect the Generations September 12, 2023 - As the pandemic receded, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, a community center in New York City’s Upper East Side, came back to life. The halls buzzed with people of all ages, from young children in the preschool to older adults who…
- What to Do When Your Older Parents Resist Help or Advice August 28, 2023 - It was a regrettable mistake. But Kim Sylvester thought she was doing the right thing at the time.
- An Underestimated Benefit for Family Caregivers July 27, 2023 - For Aida Beltré, working remotely during the pandemic came as a relief.
- A Possible Solution for the Staffing Crisis in Long Term Care May 8, 2023 - When Margarette Nerette arrived in the United States from Haiti, she sought safety and a new start.
- Friendships Are Good for Your Health March 15, 2023 - As a human resources executive, Carole Leskin traveled around the world and worked with a diverse group of interesting people. She never married and never had children, but life was full. Then a recession ended her career at age 65.…
- Nursing Home Patients Caught in a Squeeze January 25, 2023 - After 11 days in a St. Paul, MN, skilled nursing facility, recuperating from a fall, Paula Christopherson, 97, was told by her insurer that she should return home.
- Needed: New Ways to Prepare Older People for Disasters December 8, 2022 - All kinds of natural disasters—hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, dangerous heat waves—pose substantial risks to older adults.
- Older People’s Mental Health Undermined by the Pandemic November 2, 2022 - In early 2020, Sarah Crouch started a tally on her cell phone: a list of names of family members and friends who died since the pandemic began. As of July 2022, there were 51 names. About half died due to…
- ‘It’s Becoming Too Expensive to Be Alive’ October 19, 2022 - Economic insecurity is upending the lives of millions of older adults as soaring housing costs and inflation diminish the value of fixed incomes.
- The Struggle to Find Home Health Care October 4, 2022 - Frail older adults are finding it harder than ever to get paid help amid acute staff shortages at home health agencies.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- What Happens When a Geriatrician Becomes a Caregiver? July 27, 2021 - The loss of a husband. The death of a sister. Taking in an elderly mother with dementia.
- Crafting: A Way to Cope during the Pandemic June 9, 2021 - When KathLynne Lauterback, 64, retired in January 2020, she and her husband planned to move to a new place and to travel. But just a few months later, the COVID-19 pandemic struck. A health crisis sent her husband to the…