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The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesome

The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesome | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Google "the aging brain" and you will find a largely sobering landscape of cognitive deterioration. But that's not the whole picture.
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A Workout for the Mind

A Workout for the Mind | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Improved perceptions of aging can lead to increases in physical strength, an unusual study finds.
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Survey: Americans Willing to Pay to Keep Social Security Solvent

Survey: Americans Willing to Pay to Keep Social Security Solvent | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A new survey from the National Academy of Social Insurance finds broad support across party lines and several generations for the value of Social Security, even when it comes to paying slightly more to expand benefits.
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Getting Older? Time to Rethink Aging - AARP

Getting Older? Time to Rethink Aging - AARP | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins challenges older Americans to disrupt aging and reimagine it.
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Aging US population spurs mobile health, remote patient monitoring

Aging US population spurs mobile health, remote patient monitoring | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
As the U.S. population continues to age, the demand for remote patient monitoring, video telemedicine and mobile health will intensify, predicts Frost & Sullivan.
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Is Portland disinvesting in affordable housing for the Pearl and Old Town? - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Is Portland disinvesting in affordable housing for the Pearl and Old Town? - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Portland's budget projects that 24 percent of River District urban renewal funds will be spent on affordable housing over five years -- down from 37 percent since fiscal year 2007.
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A More Supportive World Can Work Wonders for the Aged - Wall Street Journal

A More Supportive World Can Work Wonders for the Aged - Wall Street Journal | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Could seeing only pathology and pathos in the aged be making their situation worse? Alison Gopnik looks at new research.
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Can a Positive Attitude Reverse the Effects of Aging?

Can a Positive Attitude Reverse the Effects of Aging? | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
by Aging Care: The world is full of stereotypes. Some are born from over-generalized kernels of truth, while others are more like misguided myths gone wild. And, at some point in our lives, we’ve a...
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Bollom: Aging population problem continues to grow - The Oshkosh Northwestern

Bollom: Aging population problem continues to grow - The Oshkosh Northwestern | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
A definite downside to increasing life span: the extra years have an extremely high cost to society, as well as little benefit to most individuals
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Some aging Baby Boomers will upsize, not downsize, if they move at all, poll finds

Some aging Baby Boomers will upsize, not downsize, if they move at all, poll finds | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
A survey of 4,000 Baby Boomers suggests that many are not interested in moving or downsizing as they enter their Golden Years.
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Efforts to enable Americans to age in place are expanding, survey shows

Efforts to enable Americans to age in place are expanding, survey shows | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The focus on alternatives to institutional care comes amid rapid growth of the U.S. elderly population.
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Oklahoma builders taking to aging-in-place, universal design - NewsOK.com

Oklahoma builders taking to aging-in-place, universal design - NewsOK.com | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Making homes user friendly for all ages is the aim of the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist training and designation of the National Association of Home Builders.
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5 Examples of Technology You Can Use Now | Aging in Place Technology

5 Examples of Technology You Can Use Now | Aging in Place Technology | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Finding technology you can use (or want) can be difficult; especially for older people.
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On the Horizon: The 2015 White House Conference on Aging | The White House

On the Horizon: The 2015 White House Conference on Aging | The White House | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is an opportunity to look ahead to the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans for the next decade. (RT @NCOAging: On the horizon: White House Conference on Aging will take place in 2015.
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Our ageing population not necessarily bad news

Our ageing population not necessarily bad news | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Politicians and economists have been banging on about the ageing of the population for ages, but how much do we actually know about the likely economic consequences? Not much - until now.
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What is So Good About Growing Old

What is So Good About Growing Old | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Forget about senior moments. The great news is that researchers are discovering some surprising advantages of aging
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Life Review and Reminiscence: Essential Tasks For Positive Aging

Life Review and Reminiscence: Essential Tasks For Positive Aging | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
You probably know from personal experience that reminiscence is something we all do. Heck, my three-year-old starts plenty of sentences by saying, "When I was a baby, I…." - it seems to be her way ...
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The future is shared - Inside Housing (blog)

The future is shared - Inside Housing (blog) | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The future is shared Inside Housing (blog) Shared ownership, where a resident owns a share of a property and rents the remainder from a housing association, could become a fourth mainstream housing tenure, supporting hundreds of thousands of people...
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Satisfaction with Life Increases with Age in English-Speaking World but Not ... - SeniorJournal.com

Satisfaction with Life Increases with Age in English-Speaking World but Not ... - SeniorJournal.com | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Nov. 6, 2014 - In the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand researchers looking at life satisfaction scores found middle-age residents report the lowest levels of life satisfaction, which eventually bounces back up after age 54.
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Zillow: More working-age unmarried adults in Sacramento share housing - Sacramento Business Journal

Shared Housing is happening all over the country! Makes a lot of sense. http://t.co/BVekhAIJWS #boomers #goldengirls
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Essay: Pass the ‘Positive Aging Act’

Essay: Pass the ‘Positive Aging Act’ | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The population of adults over 65 is projected to double between 2000 and 2050.
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Gray Hair and Silver Linings - New York Times

Gray Hair and Silver Linings - New York Times | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
I’m starting to see the worst of aging. But I’m more struck by the best of it.
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Baby Boomers say they aren't moving out of their homes - CNNMoney

Baby Boomers say they aren't moving out of their homes - CNNMoney | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city during their retirement years, a majority of Baby Boomers say they're just going to stay put in their current home.
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As Boomers Age, Walkable Cities Become More Important

As Boomers Age, Walkable Cities Become More Important | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Millennials and older Americans agree on city accessibility, and the lobbying powerhouse of the AARP is emerging as a key advocate.
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Elderhood Project: Aging in Place workshop - KHON2

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Elderhood Project: Aging in Place workshop
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This weekend, we sent our camera to the Aging in Place seminar, sponsored in part by KHON2, to learn about the services available for seniors as they age.
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Successful Aging: Seniors’ positive effects on the economy

Successful Aging: Seniors’ positive effects on the economy | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
This week’s column is a little different. It addresses the perception that our older population is a financial liability.
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