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Webcast explores aging adults’ contributions, widening disparities, creating ‘synthetic families’ : Covering Health

You don’t often hear about how much older adults contribute to society. That’s a shame.

It allows the aging of American to be portrayed as a story of dependency: the reliance of the old upon the young. Instead, the truth is that the generations are inter-dependent, each benefiting the other.
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webcast featuring three members of the MacArthur Network on an Aging Society

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Study: Baby Boomers Living in Cities Are More Socially Active - Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog)

Study: Baby Boomers Living in Cities Are More Socially Active - Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog) | aging | Scoop.it
Study: Baby Boomers Living in Cities Are More Socially Active Streetsblog Capitol Hill (blog) The research also indicates Baby Boomers would generally be more active and get out of the house more if they transferred from a suburban location to an...
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Watchful Eye in Nursing Homes

Watchful Eye in Nursing Homes | aging | Scoop.it
Family members are turning to hidden cameras to help confirm suspected abuse in nursing homes, but their use raises legal and ethical questions about liability and privacy rights.
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In Nursing Homes, an Epidemic of Poor Dental Hygiene

In Nursing Homes, an Epidemic of Poor Dental Hygiene | aging | Scoop.it
The lack of daily oral care in nursing facilities is almost universally overlooked, experts say, and studies suggest that it may contribute to pneumonia, a leading killer of institutionalized older people.
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United States of Aging 2013: What matters most for aging well ...

United States of Aging 2013: What matters most for aging well ... | aging | Scoop.it
Is it health, wealth, community support? Find out how thousands of seniors answered in our second annual United States of Aging Survey.
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Spurlock on grandmother: 'She's a machine'

Spurlock on grandmother: 'She's a machine' | aging | Scoop.it
This week on "Inside Man," Morgan Spurlock looks into the physical and financial challenges aging Americans face.

In this clip, Spurlock explains that over 70% of Americans 65 and over will need long-term care at some point.
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15% Tax Credit on Aging-in-Place Home Renovations

15% Tax Credit on Aging-in-Place Home Renovations | aging | Scoop.it
This stimulus idea from Canada addresses jobs, home construction, energy, and health care for Seniors and should be considered for Obama's jobs program. (mHealthTalk: 15% Tax Credit on Aging-in-Place Home Renovations ...
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The Rise of Virtual Retirement Villages - Fox Business

The Rise of Virtual Retirement Villages - Fox Business | aging | Scoop.it
The Rise of Virtual Retirement Villages Fox Business No one wants to have to leave that,” says Natalie Galucia, member services coordinator of the Village to Village Network, which was started by the Beacon Hill Village as a resource for other...
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Seniors Find New Ways To Age In Place · Think Out Loud

Seniors Find New Ways To Age In Place · Think Out Loud | aging | Scoop.it
If you are getting older, reaching retirement perhaps, do you hope to continue living in your home?
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Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast

Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply, as Forecast | aging | Scoop.it
Two new studies out of Europe have confirmed what researchers had long suspected: rates would fall and mental acuity improve as populations grew healthier and better educated.
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A New Wrinkle

A New Wrinkle | aging | Scoop.it
I am unwilling to accept the toxic, unreal stereotypes about aging and older adults that pervade media, healthcare, the workplace and community.
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Today’s 90 Year Olds Are Mentally Sharper Than Their Predecessors | TIME.com

Today’s 90 Year Olds Are Mentally Sharper Than Their Predecessors | TIME.com | aging | Scoop.it
Worried that living longer will mean living longer with mental and physical disabilities? Your worries may be over. Danish researchers report some encouraging news for aging populations around the world in the journal Lancet.
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Aging in Place Less Expensive than Nursing Homes - Acorn Home ...

Aging in Place Less Expensive than Nursing Homes - Acorn Home ... | aging | Scoop.it
An aging research project in Baltimore is experimenting with how much tax money can be saved by helping low income seniors remain in their homes through minor repairs and home improvements. The project will bring ...
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'Still Mine' Adds to Movies on Aging

'Still Mine' Adds to Movies on Aging | aging | Scoop.it
A spate of excellent movies about aging may reflect filmmakers’ dawning recognition of the way this global demographic shift affects all our lives.
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Life & Death in Assisted Living: The Emerald City – Life and Death in Assisted Living - FRONTLINE

Life & Death in Assisted Living: The Emerald City – Life and Death in Assisted Living - FRONTLINE | aging | Scoop.it
Joan Boice needed help. Lots of it. Her physician had tallied the damage: Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain from a compression fracture of the spine. It was clear that she could no longer live at home.
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A Novel Way to Document End-of-Life Preferences

A Novel Way to Document End-of-Life Preferences | aging | Scoop.it
Researchers have stumbled on a way to persuade patients to plan for end-of-life care: convince their doctors to ask about it.
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Re-Zoning our Nation for "Aging In Place"

Re-Zoning our Nation for "Aging In Place" | aging | Scoop.it
Interesting article on how we might help our aging population through rezoning and adaptive reuse
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What Seniors Can Teach Tech Experts about Connectivity - Huffington Post

What Seniors Can Teach Tech Experts about Connectivity - Huffington Post | aging | Scoop.it
What Seniors Can Teach Tech Experts about Connectivity Huffington Post But I also founded Wish of a Lifetime (WOL), a non-profit organization with the goal of helping to change the lives of seniors in a meaningful way by helping them fulfill their...
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Dementia’s Signs May Come Early

Dementia’s Signs May Come Early | aging | Scoop.it
Doctors are starting to pay more attention to patients who say they are experiencing cognitive problems but do not yet show a measurable decline.
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Boomers Redefining ‘Aging in Community’

Boomers Redefining ‘Aging in Community’ | aging | Scoop.it
Intentional communities are promising possibilities for the largest cohort of seniors North America has ever seen, and forward-thinking professionals are seizing the opportunities. (Brilliant.
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Seniors' homes often ill equipped for safe living - Scranton Times-Tribune

Seniors' homes often ill equipped for safe living - Scranton Times-Tribune | aging | Scoop.it
Seniors' homes often ill equipped for safe living Scranton Times-Tribune Now a major research project will bring handymen, occupational therapists and nurses into the homes of 800 low-income seniors in Baltimore to test if some inexpensive fix-ups...
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Why This Could Be The Secret to Aging in Place - The Fiscal Times

Why This Could Be The Secret to Aging in Place - The Fiscal Times | aging | Scoop.it
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Why This Could Be The Secret to Aging in Place
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A major new wave of technological innovation is aimed at helping people stay in their homes as they grow older and require care.
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AGING AMERICA: Home repair for health? Simple fix-ups may keep low-income seniors independent

AGING AMERICA: Home repair for health? Simple fix-ups may keep low-income seniors independent | aging | Scoop.it
BALTIMORE — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-year-old fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair.
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