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Feeling Younger Could Mean Living Longer (CBS New York) - Monday, December 15, 2014
A new study suggested that feeling younger than your actual calendar age could mean you will live longer. Read more

Survey Says: Efforts to Enable Americans to Age in Place are Expanding (The Washington Post) - Saturday, November 01, 2014
A 2013 survey by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging found that more than 70 percent of local service providers now offer programs to help people find alternatives to nursing homes or other institutional care. That's up from less than a third in 2008, the survey said. Read more

The White House Conference on Aging Moves Forward (Forbes) - Thursday, October 30, 2014
Plans for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging - the first in 10 years - are beginning to take shape. Read more

20 Facts About Senior Isolation That Will Stun You (Senior Living Blog) - Friday, October 17, 2014
Social contacts tend to decrease as we age for a variety of reasons, including retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility. Regardless of the causes of senior isolation, the consequences can be alarming and even harmful. Read more

Boxes, Lines, and Walls: the View from an "Unconfined" Career (ACL) - Friday, October 10, 2014
Everyone is confined in some aspect. From the moment I was born, and pronounced dead, my life has been one miraculous breakthrough after another. Read more. The Administration on Community Living (ACL) Blog offers diverse perspectives on trends and issues related to older adults and people with disabilities. Click here to read more. 

Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections Delayed for Home-Care Workers (NY Times) - Tuesday, October 07, 2014
With numerous states pushing for a delay, the Obama administration announced recently that it would put off enforcement of its plan to extend minimum-wage and overtime protections to the nation's nearly two million home-care workers. Read more

Can Reality Match Rhetoric? (NSCLC) - Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Services should be based on the specific needs of an individual consumer and not on administrative convenience of the managed care organization, but are they? Click here to find out. And for more Policy Issue Briefs by the National Senior Citizens Law Center, click here

For Gerontology Specialists, Helping the Elderly Live Full Lives is a Joy (Chicago Tribune) - Thursday, September 11, 2014
Due to the huge numbers of baby boomers in the U.S. entering their retirement years, as well as increased interest in home care and assisted living vs. nursing home care for the elderly, job growth for those serving the elderly is expected to jump. Read more

New Law Expands ACL's Capacity (Administration for Community Living) - Monday, July 21, 2014
The reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act means the administration of the independent living programs authorized under Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act is being relocated from the Department of Education to the Administration for Community Living of the Department of Health and Human Services, home of the Administration on Aging. Read more

Former First Lady Takes the Stage at n4a Conference (The Dallas Morning News) - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
For former first lady Laura Bush, watching her parents and her presidential in-laws age gracefully is a reminder that old age doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying life. Read more

The Percentage Of The Population That's Over 65 Is Going To Explode... (Business Insider) - Saturday, June 21, 2014
The United Nations can now predict what year the number of people over the age of 60 (older persons) is set to exceed the number of children for the first time. Read more.  

Elder Abuse Awareness Day Observed by Feds (ADRC) - Wednesday, June 18, 2014
How can individuals and organizations help prevent and stop elder abuse. Click here to read more from Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator of ACL, Secretary Kathey Greenlee. Click here for more information from the National Center on Elder Abuse. 

New Study Links Exercise, Mobility in Elderly (The Boston Globe) - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
New clear evidence shows elderly people who walk and do basic strengthening exercises on a daily basis are less likely to become physically disabled compared to those who did not exercise regularly. Read more

Medicaid Funds Increasingly Going To Community-Based Services (Disability Scoop) - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Medicaid funding for long-term services and supports remained largely stagnant in 2012 but increasingly that money is being directed to services in the community. Read more

Tips for Choosing Care for an Aging or Ailing Family Member (The New York Times) - Friday, May 02, 2014
The cost of home caregiving has gone up only about 1 percent annually over the last five years, compared with an increase of about 4 percent a year for institutional care, according to the latest report on the cost of home caregiving. Read more 

Educating the Feds About Aging (The Fiscal Times) - Thursday, April 24, 2014
The aging of the population can become the U.S.'s global competitive advantage in the coming decades if our leaders define a new path of aging - and a new role for the aging in the economy. Read more. 

Put Your Dying Wishes in an App (The New York Times) - Thursday, April 24, 2014
Why do emergency room staff get so frustrated when they find out someone has a designated health care proxy? Read more

Mortgage Reversal May Mean Reversal of Fortune for Some (The New York Times) - Thursday, April 10, 2014
Why do elder law and reverse mortgage experts frequently encounter resistance from children of older adults looking to apply for a reverse mortgage? Read more

Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts (The New York Times) - Thursday, April 10, 2014
Medicare payments to individual doctors have long been shrouded in secrecy, but a change in "shrouding"  laws reveal that much of Medicare spending is concentrated among a small fraction of doctors. Read more

Labor Department Underlines Aging Advocates Concerns (The New York Times) - Wednesday, February 26, 2014
What will the largest occupation in the United States be by 2020?
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Gadgets May Help Seniors Live Independently Longer (Poughkeepsie Journal) - Saturday, February 22, 2014
Technology is bringing new gadgets to old age and making independent living even more of an option for seniors. A sensor that can detect when a senior is not moving in a normal manner is among the latest. Read more

n4a's Year in Brief for Aging Advocates Coming Soon (n4a) - Thursday, January 30, 2014
For two decades, n4a members and allies have relied upon our Aging Policy Briefing and Capitol Hill Day for valuable information about the federal policy issues that affect your work every day. Please join us for our 20th Annual APB April 28-29, 2014, at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill. Read more

The Older May Just Be of Fuller Mind (The New York Times) - Monday, January 27, 2014
It goes without saying that many people remain disarmingly razor-witted well into their 90s; yet doubts about the average extent of the decline are rooted not in individual differences but in study methodology. Read more

Two New York Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize OAA (Daily Freeman) - Friday, January 24, 2014
Rep. Chris Gibson (NY-19) and Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) introduced H.R. 3850 (click here) in January to reauthorize the Older Americans Act. Click here for the original meeting that prompted the bill. Office for the Aging directors (below) from across the 19th district again met with Rep. Gibson recently when he introduced the bill. Read more

Does the U.S. Economy Value Caregivers? (The Atlantic) - Thursday, January 09, 2014
Have we lost sight of the care paradigm, the necessary complement to competition? Read more

How to Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver (The Huffington Post) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
If your mom is low-income and eligible for Medicaid, you may be able to get paid a small amount by the state, depending, of course, on which state you're living in. Read more

The Business of Home Care (The New York Times) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Like other low-wage workers, such as those at fast-food franchises, many home-care workers live in poverty: 28 percent of personal care aides and 20 percent of home health aides in 2010. Read more

Recommendation No. 1 for a Secure Retirement (PBS Newshour) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Few people planning for retirement (or their advisers) recognize all of the financial reasons why it is essential to live in an age-in-place home. And even fewer know what is meant by an age-in-place home. Read more.   

Get Up to Speed on the Government Shutdown (CNN, AARP, n4a) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The government shutdown and how it will affect Medicare, Social Security, Aging Nutrition programs, the Administration for Community Living and you. Read more from CNN. Read more from AARP. Click here for guidance from n4a. 

The 10 Best Things About Growing Old (Senior Living News and Trends) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
It might surprise some, but numerous studies show that seniors are among the happiest groups of people, and they are significantly happier than their middle-aged counterparts. Why is that? Read more

Officials Detail Premium Costs of Health Plan (The New York Times) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
People shopping for health insurance should consider more than just price, according to Consumer Advocates. Read more

Identifying the Components of Long-Term Care Satisfaction (The Huffington Post) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
When money is not a primary focus, what are the most important elements to determine whether people are satisfied with the care they receive? Read more.

"Death Dinners" at Baby Boomers' Tables Take on Dying Taboo (Bloomberg) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Over the past month, hundreds of Americans across the country have organized "death" dinners, designed to lift the taboo around talking about death in hopes of heading off conflicts over finances and medical care -- and avoiding unnecessary suffering at the end of life. Read more

The Federal Commission on Long Term Care Issues Final Report (ChicagoNow) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
The Federal Commission on Long Term Care was created as part of last year's fiscal cliff deal and was tasked with advising Congress on how to reform Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS). Read more. For the official report, click here

How Technology Will Support an Aging America (U.S. News & World Report) - July 17, 2013 - Friday, September 06, 2013
Aging-in-place guru and a longtime technology veteran and analyst describes four aging-in-place technology categories that have emerged. Read more

Remodeling Two Story Homes for Elderly or Disabled (About Rotations & 101 Mobility) - 8/1/2013 - Friday, September 06, 2013
For remodeling tips from Certified Aging in Place Specialist Gordon Raney of 101 Mobility Dallas, click here

Missing, Wandering Alzheimer's Patients A Growing Concern (The Huffington Post) - 7/26/2013 - Friday, September 06, 2013
People with Alzheimer's who vanish without a trace constitute a rapidly growing crisis looming on the horizon for baby boomers and their loved ones. Read more

Tips to Fight Loneliness for Healthy Aging (Poughkeepsie Journal) - Friday, September 06, 2013
As the population continues to age, researchers are discovering changes in society are feeding widespread loneliness among senior citizens. Read more

Sun City It’s Not - Upper West Side Retirement (The New York Times) - Monday, February 18, 2013
Many New Yorkers want to age in place and the result is: Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities or NORCs. read more ...

Cheer Up and Push Back: One Woman’s Fight Against Ageism (Associated Press) - Monday, February 18, 2013
Author of “This Chair Rocks” blog says most people are woefully misinformed about the aging process. read more ...
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