Month: January 2017

A Devastating Hour… and Simmering Controversy

By Matt Perry If you want to spend a devastating hour in front of the TV, watch the excellent PBS documentary on Alzheimer’s disease Every Minute Counts, which aired last week and is still available online. It’s all there. The devastating impact Alzheimer’s has on families and finances. The shocking discovery that neither private health insurance nor Medicare covers housing costs for long-term care. And

Mad Volunteer Scientists: Do You Know the Way To San Jose?

By Matt Perry As she prepared for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging — an event that happens only once a decade — conference director Nora Super visited California, her first stop San Francisco to meet Marc Freedman. In aging circles, Freedman’s a rock star. His Encore.org is a wildly successful business incubator for encore careers and late life entrepreneurship. So when the organization

Trump, Aging and the Wayback Machine

  By Matt Perry What does Donald Trump’s presidency mean for aging? After declaring on his first full day in office “I feel young, I feel like I’m 30, 35, 39,” a poll of aging experts illuminates just how far we’ve progressed in our acceptance of elder politicians. At the same time, these same experts express deep concern about how the new president’s policies could

Creating Age-Friendly California

By Bob Prath

At the front lines of California’s rapidly aging demographic, California mayors and local leaders are taking a fresh course of action to make their communities age-friendly, and more livable for everyone, as part of a growing international movement.

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