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Growing Old is Getting More Expensive Associated Press (4/9/2015) - Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Experts say senior citizens wind up spending their savings until they hit their last $2,000, and at that point they can turn to Medicaid, the government's health insurance for the poor, to help cover the bill. As a result, Medicaid pays for more than half of the country's long-term care bill. That cost accounts for more than a quarter of Medicaid spending, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read more
Slow Fade The Rotarian (April 2015) - Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Alzheimer's affects more than five million people in the United States. Now there is new hope to stop this withering disease. Read more
How to Catch Up with Retirement USA Today (4/2/2015) - Wednesday, July 01, 2015
USA TODAY's retirement columnist Rodney Brooks talks to Jeanne Thompson, a vice president at Fidelity about saving aggressively for retirement. View. 
Conference on LGBT Aging, Health Care Provides Cultural Competency Perspective UDaily (3/27/2015) - Wednesday, July 01, 2015
In the documentary Gen Silent, a lesbian couple talks about a friend who "went back into the closet" after entering a nursing home. Openly gay before he fell ill, he began to fear harassment from orderlies and other seniors, and he stopped associating with other gay people. Read more
Complexities of Choosing an End Game for Dementia - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
NYTimes (1/19/2015)
Experts know of just a handful of people with directives like Mr. Medalie's. But dementia rates and numbers have begun a steep ascent, already afflicting an estimated 30 percent of those older than 85. Read more. 
Federal Judge Stands in the Way of Minimum Wage for Home Care Workers - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
New Republic (January 2015)
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon wrote in his December opinion that the rule would "have a destabilizing impact on the entire home care industry and will adversely affect access to home care services for millions of the elderly and infirm. Read more.  
Aging Baby Boomers Drive Assisted Living Market - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
PRNewswire (1/22/2015)
The assisted living market is growing at a rate of 7.6% as providers attempt to prepare for the huge escalation in the need for care from aging Baby Boomers, according to Kalorama Information.Read more 
At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
NPR (1/19/2015)
In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff. Read more 
Morris Therapists go Mobile as Seniors Age in Place - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Daily Record (1/21/2015)
For some Morris County seniors, the walls of their homes can come to feel less like a comfort and more like a barrier to life. Behind those walls, problems mount-physical maladies, loneliness, grief as friends and loved ones die, mounting bills. If left unchecked, mental health experts say, these emotional challenges can worsen, compound, and lead to depression and anxiety. Read more.  
Growing Old is Getting More Expensive - Monday, April 20, 2015
Associated Press (4/9/2015)
Experts say senior citizens wind up spending their savings until they hit their last $2,000, and at that point they can turn to Medicaid, the government's health insurance for the poor, to help cover the bill. As a result, Medicaid pays for more than half of the country's long-term care bill. That cost accounts for more than a quarter of Medicaid spending, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Read more
Slow Fade - Monday, April 20, 2015
The Rotarian (April 2015)
Alzheimer's affects more than five million people in the United States. Now there is new hope to stop this withering disease. Read more
How to Catch Up with Retirement - Monday, April 20, 2015
USA Today (4/2/2015)
USA TODAY's retirement columnist Rodney Brooks talks to Jeanne Thompson, a vice president at Fidelity about saving aggressively for retirement. View
Conference on LGBT Aging, Health Care Provides Cultural Competency Perspective - Monday, April 20, 2015
UDaily (3/27/2015) 
In the documentary Gen Silent, a lesbian couple talks about a friend who "went back into the closet" after entering a nursing home. Openly gay before he fell ill, he began to fear harassment from orderlies and other seniors, and he stopped associating with other gay people. Read more
#WHCoA Releases Health Aging Policy Brief - Monday, April 20, 2015
WHCoA (4/12/2015)
The White House Conference on Aging has released a policy brief on Health Aging to help older Americans maximize their physical, mental, and social well-being to remain independent and active as they age. Click here for the national policy brief. 
 
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