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Do No Harm: Why Bail Reform Matters to A Physician

May 15, 2017
Do No Harm: Why Bail Reform Matters to A Physician By Lello Tesema Each year, an estimated 1,000 people die while incarcerated in local jails, and a majority are being held pre-trial. 

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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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Slow Down: A Lesson From Caregivers and Millennials

March 7, 2017
At some point in our lives, if we don’t slow down on our own, we are forced to slow down. Early Baby Boomers are now in their 60’s. Many of them are still working, but they may eventually need caregivers.

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Who Will Be Our Aging Champion?

February 21, 2017
By Suzanne Reed “Is California prepared to meet the needs of the aging baby boomer generation?” That was the question posed three years ago by the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada), where I served as Chief of Staff.

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The Struggle For Palliative Care Standards

February 7, 2017
The Struggle For Palliative Care Standards Sometimes seen as the step before hospice, palliative care is actually appropriate at any stage of a serious illness. Unlike hospice — which requires that treatment stop – palliative care can be offered while a cure is pursued.

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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.

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“I Like to Listen”: The Need for Eldership in Challenging Times

January 8, 2017
“I Like to Listen”: The Need for Eldership in Challenging Times

Nader Shabahangi

By Nader Shabahangi

A group of mostly elders in their 80’s and 90’s liked coming to the Elders Academy presentations every Wednesday afternoon in the cozy Forget-Me-Not-Café, a part of our AgeSong assisted living community in San Francisco.

I joined the group as participants discussed the lecture “What Builds a Community?” and shared personal reflections.

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Everything I Knew About Aging Was Wrong, Or, Why I’ll Spend a Week Homeless on the Streets of Oakland

January 3, 2017
Everything I Knew About Aging Was Wrong, Or, Why I’ll Spend a Week Homeless on the Streets of Oakland

Matt Perry and former California First Lady Maria Shriver.

By Matt Perry

Everything I knew about aging was wrong.

That was the first lesson I learned when I plunged headfirst into the world of aging as a reporter five years ago.

What did I get so wrong?

We typically see older adults as alien creatures trapped in a foreign landscape separate from our own.

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California’s Caregiver Crisis: African Americans Most at Risk

November 14, 2016
California’s Caregiver Crisis: African Americans Most at Risk

 

Karen Lincoln

By Karen Lincoln

California’s population is aging. By 2030, 18 percent of the state will be 65 or older. More significantly, this population will be increasingly racially and ethnically diverse. Current projections suggest that 52% of these older adults will be members of a minority group.

This demographic shift is likely to have a profound impact on California, with studies projecting increased older adult poverty rates, rising health-care costs for the elderly, and significant long-term care shortages.

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Why I’m fighting the state on behalf of my son

September 8, 2016
Why I’m fighting the state on behalf of my son

Yuki Baba and Nate Kyle. Photo from Yuki Baba.

By Yuki Baba

Nate Kyle is 8 years old and diagnosed with a brain malformation characterized by lack of proper wrinkles on the brain. Since he cannot sit up on his own, he spends a lot of time on his blanket on the floor.

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