Home » 2017 » January

California Children’s Advocates Fight Against Repeal of ACA

January 31, 2017
As Congress continues to debate repealing the Affordable Care Act, California advocates are speaking up about what the legislative action could mean for the state’s children.

No CommentRead More

Ventura Program Aims to Break the Cycle of Homelessness by Intervening Early

January 31, 2017
Ventura Program Aims to Break the Cycle of Homelessness by Intervening Early At Step Up Ventura, outreach workers are trying to address homelessness’ impact on children by intervening as early as possible. Each week, a two-person team visits with homeless families living in shelters or transitional living facilities and who have children ages 0 to 5.

No CommentRead More

California Moves to Resist Trump Administration Actions on Immigration

January 31, 2017
California Moves to Resist Trump Administration Actions on Immigration If Trump tries to follow through on his many threats—like deporting up to 3 million immigrants, building a massive border wall, scrapping environmental regulation, repealing the Affordable Care Act or rolling back civil rights—the Golden State is ready to resist.

1 CommentRead More

A Devastating Hour… and Simmering Controversy

January 31, 2017

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.

1 CommentRead More

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

January 30, 2017
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.

2 CommentsRead More

Immigrant Community Pushes Back Against Fossil-Fuel Polluting Power Plant

January 25, 2017
Immigrant Community Pushes Back Against Fossil-Fuel Polluting Power Plant The largely Latino, immigrant and working-class community of Oxnard is fighting a proposal to build a fourth power plant in the city.

No CommentRead More

Trump, Aging and the Wayback Machine

January 24, 2017
Trump, Aging and the Wayback Machine

 

President Donald Trump.

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.

No CommentRead More

A New Path to Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

January 22, 2017
A New Path to Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

The director of a women’s shelter embraces a young survivor of sexual violence. Photo: Amnesty International/Flickr.

By Linda Childers

Telephone hotlines staffed by advocates have long been a lifeline for victims of domestic violence. While how we communicate has changed in the digital era, high rates of domestic violence remain a widespread problem, especially among younger women.

No CommentRead More

Creating Age-Friendly California

January 22, 2017
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.

2 CommentsRead More

Only a Third of California Doctors Are People of Color, But 60 Percent of Residents Are

January 19, 2017
Fewer than half of doctors and nurses are people of color in California, a state where 60 percent of the population identifies as Latino, Asian American or African American, according to a new report.

1 CommentRead More

Page 1 of 3123