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Aging in America

The Overlooked Opportunities At The White House Conference On Aging

Carol Marak | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Carol Marak

Experts know that older adults rely on good health to remain independent and productive but by the measure of medical diagnoses, baby boomers are sicker than their predecessors.

44 Ways the Young Old (Boomers) Can Help the Extreme Old and Make Money

Carol Marak | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
Carol Marak

If you don't work in the industry, you might not "get" why someone would spend cash on learning about older people. But if you're in the private sector, I recommend that you have a change of heart. I know that growing older is not an attractive phase in our culture, and the general public would rather ignore it altogether.

Getting The Most Out Of Life At Age 92

Babette Hughes | Posted 06.16.2015 | Home
Babette Hughes

Ask anyone if they'd like to go back to their youth and most will emphatically say no -- some will actually shudder. And no wonder. It's a time of career worries, relationship worries, money worries, kid worries. A time with no idea of who we are or even what we want in life.

The Truth About Aging In America Today

Paul Hogan | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home
Paul Hogan

The face of aging is changing in America. I've seen proof. Perhaps it's because the baby boomers are entering their senior years. That generation of 76 million Americans is on the verge of reinventing 'retirement' in much the same way it reinvented other institutions over the past 60 years.

Laura Rowley

How Post 50s Will Transform Aging In America | Laura Rowley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Baby boomers will transform aging in America over the next decade, as the generation faces both opportunities and potential crises, acco...

Is Embracing Your Age the Modern Thing to Do?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Home
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The more she talked, the more confident I felt that my version of post-50 life would be the future of aging in America: embracing your age, laugh lines and all.

Joan Didion: Late in Life

Joe Woodward | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Joe Woodward

Beyond the raw details of her daughter's death, beyond her grasp to understand its aftermath and its applied metaphor, Blue Nights deals with the physical "dismantling" of Didion herself.

The Oy Vey After the Storm: How I survived Hurricane Irene With My 95-Year-Old Mother at My Side

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
Janice Taylor

There were many lessons learned over this weekend. The big one is this: It takes courage to be old, and a good deal of creativity, intelligence and determination.

Celebrating All Humanity: Confronting Ageism In Society And In The Church

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynn Casteel Harper

Faith communities must, for the sake of our own spiritual well-being, engage and be engaged by the power and possibilities of older congregants.

How Seniors Live Now: Six Portraits | The NEW YORK TIMES | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

For the past few months, 10 journalism fellows at Columbia University have been delving into a subject that readers of this blog know all too well: ag...