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Ageism in Silicon Valley

April 2, 2017
Ageism in Silicon Valley Over the past 40 years, the contract between a technology company and its workers has changed dramatically, with ageism a clear consequence.

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Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change

March 27, 2017
Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change Mick Smyer launched the website Graying Green to help foster a social movement that would “energize older adults around what is arguably our most important issue.” And where others – including climate change scientists – only saw tired victims, Smyer saw possibilities.

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Cabernet Over Chemo: 4 Physicians, 4 Lessons

March 21, 2017
Cabernet Over Chemo: 4 Physicians, 4 Lessons Long considered the step before hospice, palliative care can actually be offered at any stage of a serious illness and focuses on humane treatment. It is sometimes called “comfort care.” It’s quickly becoming mainstream just as hospice – unknown before the 1970s – has now become standard medical procedure for those with fewer than six months to live.

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Lost in the Fog: Family Caregiving in California

March 11, 2017
Lost in the Fog: Family Caregiving in California Overwhelmed family caregivers feel lost and frustrated, unable to navigate a fragmented and confusing system of support that should integrate adult daycare, long-term care and respite care for exhausted caregivers, while educating families on complex topics like dementia.

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Health Care That Works: Solving The Curious Case of William Jay

March 6, 2017
Nearly everyone has a healthcare horror story. For William and Madeline Jay, theirs is worse than most.

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Why Movement Matters

February 27, 2017
Why Movement Matters Whether it’s partner dancing, yoga, walking, riding motorcycles or climbing trees, older adults are sustaining good health and reducing chronic disease by getting off their butts in newly creative ways that emphasize flexibility rather than sweaty exercise or muscle-bound weightlifting.

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A Global Aging Summit … at Home

February 20, 2017
Launching online this Sunday, the Age Without Borders Virtual Summit joins over 50 global experts who will discuss health and wellness, technology, global breakthroughs, retirement, travel, caregiving, housing, finance, nutrition, spirituality and activism.

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San Francisco Gets Dignified: No More Tin Cup

February 13, 2017
San Francisco Gets Dignified: No More Tin Cup In November, The Dignity Fund supporters claimed victory when San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved a unique cash infusion for aging and disability services inspired by similar efforts a quarter century ago to benefit kids: The Children’s Fund.

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Flexing Muscles: 70 Strong

February 7, 2017
Flexing Muscles: 70 Strong Blue Zones are those rare communities where residents live healthier and longer lives, the result of nine factors that include good food and close community ties. Loma Linda is one of only a handful of Blue Zones worldwide, with its tight-knit Seventh-day Adventist community that emphasizes a vegetarian diet free from alcohol and other mind-altering substances.

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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.

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