More Questions Than Answers in Coming NJ Gubernatorial Election

More Questions Than Answers in Coming NJ Gubernatorial Election

New America Media, News Report, Orhan Akkurt, Posted: Sep 27, 2017

A registered Democrat, New Jersey resident and small business owner Ahmet Idil says he isn't sure which candidate running for governor will be best for the state.


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.


Stanford ‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear in Many Languages


Next Avenue/New America Media , News Report, Beth Baker, Posted: Sep 12, 2017

Stanford University created an informal, but legally binding letter elders can write stating their end-of-life wishes to family members and doctors in any of eight languages.


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.


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.


Rapid Aging of U.S., Latin America Mean ‘Race Against Time’ and Poverty


NMPolitics/New America Media , News Analysis, Kent Paterson , Posted: Aug 30, 2017

Global experts agreed at a recent conference that the rapid aging of the U.S. and Latin America call for stronger action to secure elders’ health, income and dignity in old age.


Study: Race Bias Doubles Suicide Consideration by Chinese Elders in U.S.


Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, Zhihong Li , Posted: Aug 27, 2017

New research shows Chinese elders in the U.S. who experience racial bias consider suicide at twice the level of those who did not experience discrimination.

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