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Getting Old is not as bad as some believe - Express.co.uk

Getting Old is not as bad as some believe - Express.co.uk | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Getting Old is not as bad as some believe Express.co.uk It is however a depressing message for the elderly who have surely never had it so good in terms of life expectancy and health and especially when that message comes not from someone in...
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Warming Times in a Cold Land

Warming Times in a Cold Land | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Finally, a film about aging that doesn't depress.
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Disagree with her premise that the other films depress but then this one might be a bit of a change, so I plan to see it when it arrives here.

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Wisdom of elders - Islands' Sounder

Wisdom of elders - Islands' Sounder | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Wisdom of elders Islands' Sounder The circle began in 2002 after Katie Diepenbrock, who had 19 grandchildren, was encouraged by four indigenous grandmothers to establish herself as an elder and ask others to impart their wisdom for generations to...
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A role for elders in our future - Philippine Star

A role for elders in our future - Philippine Star | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
A role for elders in our future Philippine Star I had forgotten about the book until recently when the issue of how to tap our elders to help in forging a new constitution for a new country has become an urgent task under the perils brought about...
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An example for us?

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Aging Together: What are the most important issues facing seniors? - The Flint Journal

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Aging Together: What are the most important issues facing seniors?
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The Documents You Need, When You Need Them

The Documents You Need, When You Need Them | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The American Bar Association has developed a smartphone app intended to make health care directives quickly and easily accessible.

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Click to connect - Australian Ageing Agenda

Click to connect - Australian Ageing Agenda | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Click to connect Australian Ageing Agenda RetireAustralia, for example, has begun rolling out online services for the residents of its 26 independent living villages across Australia in response to what it calls the “dramatic shift in online...
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» Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks - Psych Central News

» Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks  - Psych Central News | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or (Aging Insight: Older Adults Benefit from Positive Social Networks.
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Making Aging Positive

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Many of my older-adult patients wanted to make a difference in the world but, finding no role for themselves, were treated as socially useless. Having created a new stage of life, the next step is to make it meaningful.
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Aging population expected to double, present policy challenges - Northwest Herald

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Aging population expected to double, present policy challenges
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Documentary about aging in place is shown free in Langley - Langley AdvanceNews

Documentary about aging in place is shown free in Langley - Langley AdvanceNews | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Documentary about aging in place is shown free in Langley Langley AdvanceNews This made-in-Vancouver documentary features five older adults sharing their experiences about aging in place along with the challenges of staying in one's home and...
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The Number One Reason Elders Should Be Online - Care2.com

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Care2.com The Number One Reason Elders Should Be Online Care2.com While interacting with loved ones online wasn't able to completely eradicate depression in seniors who were already suffering from the mental disorder in the MSU study, it did...
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How Elders Are Building New Communities - Forbes

How Elders Are Building New Communities - Forbes | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
How Elders Are Building New Communities
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But mostly, Beth (who is a long-time friend) tells the stories of elders who have found successful new ways to live and are creating their own communities along the way.
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Zalman Schachter-Shalomi brought old world gravitas to New Age Judaism - jewishpresstampa

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi brought old world gravitas to New Age Judaism - jewishpresstampa | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi brought old world gravitas to New Age Judaism
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... at Temple University, to assume the World Wisdom chair at Naropa University, a Buddhist-inspired college in Boulder, CO.
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A true giant among the pioneers about aging and showed us the way to do it with grace and charm. An honor to have sat in his presence.

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Key demographic trends to know: Research talks on race, aging, immigration ... - Journalist's Resource

Key demographic trends to know: Research talks on race, aging, immigration ... - Journalist's Resource | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
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Key demographic trends to know: Research talks on race, aging, immigration ...
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Certain demographic transformations now underway are poised to change the nature of human communities and how they function.
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Baby, it's you: Why boomers are an economic boon | Making Sen$e | PBS NewsHour

Baby, it's you: Why boomers are an economic boon | Making Sen$e | PBS NewsHour | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Between 2010 and 2030, the ratio of Americans 65 and older to those of working age is projected to increase by nearly 60 percent.
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These Seven People May Hold Key to the Aging Process - Yahoo Health

These Seven People May Hold Key to the Aging Process - Yahoo Health | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Yahoo Health These Seven People May Hold Key to the Aging Process Yahoo Health But Walker, who is current editor-in-chief of the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging, readily admits that finding the key to endless youth would bring with it a...
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Values Conflict at the End of Life

Values Conflict at the End of Life | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Family members often make end-of-life decisions according to their own values, not the patient’s, a new study finds.

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Should We Fight the System or Be the Change?

Should We Fight the System or Be the Change? | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
It is an old question in social movements: Should we fight the system or “be the change we wish to see”? Should we push for transformation within existing institutions, or should we model in our own l

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The Beauty of Positive Aging | Best Of Everything After 50

The Beauty of Positive Aging | Best Of Everything After 50 | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Positive aging is about taking full responsibility for your body, mind and spirit. (This is my manifesto. Is it yours?
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UCLA-Led Study Suggests Strong Link Between Depression and Early Death ... - Sierra Sun Times

UCLA-Led Study Suggests Strong Link Between Depression and Early Death ... - Sierra Sun Times | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
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2014 Portland ADU Tour: Kol Peterson's tiny home is a study in small living ... - The Oregonian

2014 Portland ADU Tour: Kol Peterson's tiny home is a study in small living ... - The Oregonian | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
2014 Portland ADU Tour: Kol Peterson's tiny home is a study in small living ...
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After living in shared housing for several years, Peterson was ready for a place of his own. As he researched various options, Kol discovered ADUs.
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Blog Aging in Place

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Aging in Place Blog (Aging in Place is a wonderful concept http://t.co/Wj6IcOEe3q)
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Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" - FRONTLINE

Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" - FRONTLINE | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
Life and Death in Assisted Living: "Close the Back Door" FRONTLINE A wound care expert said the ulcer was teeming with “numerous” strains of bacteria, a sign the person had “probably gone a couple of months” without treatment, according to a state...

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Jeffrey William Goll's curator insight, August 2, 2013 5:36 AM

An hour long discussion of this documentary on the August 1 Diane Rehm show adds quite a bit of depth and nuance to the topic of this film. 

http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2013-08-01/assisted-living-facilities-and-standards-care

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Older Adults and Technology Use

Older Adults and Technology Use | Aging in 21st Century | Scoop.it
America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center.
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