Gov. Brown Signs 'Bill of Rights' for LGBT Seniors in Long-Term Care

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 04, 2017

SB 219 strengthens protections for LGBT seniors living in long-term care facilities.


Balancing Mobility and Fear of Falls in Seniors


US News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Esposito , Posted: Sep 15, 2017

Over 30 percent of adults living in a community (not in an assisted-living facility or nursing home) fall each year. Experts say being sedentary actually raises that risk.


Self-Driving Car Advocates Believe Seniors Will Drive Sales


NorthStar News Today/New America Media , News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Sep 10, 2017

Seniors are a target market for the vehicles because their numbers are growing and their physical limitations are increasing, making self-driving cars a good match for them.


For DACA Recipients, Only Sure Thing is Uncertainty


New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

As he looks ahead, Luis Quiroz said he sees a looming cloud of uncertainty.


AARP's Long-Term Care Scorecard for Elders’ Wellbeing


KAWC-FM/New America Media , News Report, Stephanie Sanchez, Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Where does your state rate on AARP’s interactive Long Term Care Services & Supports Scorecard website? Here’s a report on one in the middle of the pack, Arizona.


$36 Billion May Be Low Estimate for Growing Elder Fraud


CNBC/New America Media , News Report, Kelli B. Grant, Posted: Sep 06, 2017

One in 18 older "cognitively intact" adults falls prey to financial fraud or abuse each year, says a new study. Many state securities regulators report an uptick in elder fraud.


U.S. Stumbles Toward Day of Reckoning with Rising Retirement Crisis


NMPolitics/New America Media , News Analysis, Kent Paterson , Posted: Sep 04, 2017

The number of U.S. Elders will double to 81.2 Million by 2040. But the federal poverty level fails to show the crisis looming for seniors in meeting the real cost of living.


Brain Health for a Song--Aging and the Arts


Caribbean Today/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Davis, Posted: Aug 31, 2017

Could doctors prescribe music or art to forestall the effects of dementia? Researchers at a recent conference say yes—the worst is not inevitable.


What's the 'Right' Amount of Volunteering for Older Adults?


US News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Lisa Esposito , Posted: Aug 21, 2017

Follow your passion in moderation for the biggest boost to well-being.


The Age of Anti-Aging: Media Hype and the Myth of Ageless Baby Boomers


Generations, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Aug 20, 2017

Boomers became “forever young” in the Summer of Love, say media myths, but their stand against racism and sexism is adding ageism as boomer activists grow older.

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