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Ageism Is Everywhere — Here's What We Can Do About It

Ageism Is Everywhere — Here's What We Can Do About It

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media, News Report, Katy Read , Posted: Oct 31, 2017

Casual age bias is so pervasive that most of us don't even realize we're doing it. The first step to fighting it, experts say, is to simply be aware of it.


Can Technology Predict Falls in Older Adults?


Next Avenue/New America Media, News Report, Randy Rieland, Posted: Oct 23, 2017

Fascinating new research--from home sensors to virtual reality--sheds light on how to prevent deadly falls in older people.

Senior Medicine: When ‘More’ Isn’t Better


Politico/New America Media, News Report, Arthur Allen, Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to curb $250 billion a year in unnecessary medical procedures, but it’s run into health-industry barriers.


Financial Circumstances Have People Over 50 Working Longer


Washington Informer, Profile, Kevin McNeir, Posted: Oct 14, 2017

Despite a Harvard MBA, after turning 50—and the recession--black entrepreneur Elizabeth White struggled to keep up appearances to get business.


‘Ending Ageism’ Author Tells Readers ‘How Not to Shoot Old People’


New America Media, Profile, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Oct 06, 2017

The author if the new book "Ending Ageism: How Not to Shoot Old People," wants us to be more aware of how age bias doubles down on prejudice for us all.

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.


Ailing Seniors Are Fastest-Growing Group Using Medical Marijuana


NPR Here & Now/New America Media, News Report, Karen Michel, Posted: Sep 30, 2017

With 29 states allowing medical marijuana, seniors have been increasingly seeking its curative powers. But they face many obstacles.


Music Brings Healing, Comfort to the Dying


KALW Public Radio/New America Media, News Report, JoAnn Mar, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

There's an increased use of live music at major hospitals and hospices to bring healing and comfort to people who are near death.


Tips for Keeping Your Aging Mind Sharp and Avoiding Dementia


La Planeta/New America Media , News Report, Tibisay Zea, Posted: Sep 23, 2017

There are many myths about brain stimulation and dementia. The Global Council on Brain Health issued recommendations to keep our minds nimble and healthy as we grow older.


'Aging in Place’ Takes Less Positive Meaning for Many Detroit Elders


Detroit Journalism Cooperative/New America Media , News Report, Julia Kassem, Posted: Sep 17, 2017

"Aging in place," at home, instead of a nursing home, is what most want. But for too many Detroit elders, accessible choices are far and few between.

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