Survey Says U.S. Not Worried about Senior Population Growth

There’s been much speculation about how the growing senior population numbers will affect us. Will there be enough economic resources to sustain this huge shift? Will there be sufficient services, like adequate healthcare, to accommodate a graying demographic with ...

 
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The Global AgeWatch Index: A Tool for Measuring Quality of Care

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On October 1, HelpAge International launched the Global AgeWatch Index, which “ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring.” According to HelpAge.org, four ...

 
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Dealing with the Emotional Side of Aging

Last week, I took my grandmother out so she could shop for a few essentials. Afterwards, we went out to lunch, then headed to the cemetery to visit her husband’s (my grandfather’s) grave. She never learned to drive, ...

 
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Arts Colonies for Seniors

Today’s senior housing offers a lot more than just puzzles and pinochle. Now, seniors who want to flex their creative muscles well into their golden years can take advantage of arts colonies cropping up across California – and hopefully soon ...

 
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National Survey Reveals What Seniors Want

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What do seniors want? And what does our country need to meet their demands? The National Council on Aging (NCOA) partnered with UnitedHealthcare and USA Today to examine ...

 
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Do Seniors Need More Vaccines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its annual report on healthy aging, and the news is mostly good. Seniors met all the target scores related to health behaviors, such as taking medication for high blood pressure. ...

 
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“Awakenings” Neurologist Oliver Sacks On Turning 80

My mother will turn 85 next month. Not an exceptional number since people are living so much longer now, but for her to make it to age 80 was astounding. The odds were certainly against it – her father died at 44 and her ...

 
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Your Circadian Rhythms May Affect Aging

As we've passed the Summer Solstice on June 21st, the longest period of daylight in the Northern Hemisphere, the days will now begin to get shorter. The shortened days make it seem that summer is flying by, which can affect ...

 
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“A Day in a Life”: A Movie for Seniors

“If you were given another chance, what would you do?” That’s the question filmmaker Jean Mercier asks us in his senior-friendly film, "A Day in a Life."
 
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“Old Henry”: A New Series About Aging

It’s not easy growing old in a society that values youth – even if you’re a famous actor. So says “The Waltons’” Ralph Waite, who is currently starring in “Old Henry,” an original short form limited series created and ...

 
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