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Elder Independence

Elder Care: Navigating the Road to Sandy Recovery

Ilaina Edison | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

When someone suffers through trauma like Sandy, talking about it furthers the process of understanding and healing and creates the connections and support systems necessary to shoulder the burden. This is especially vital for the elderly and homebound.

Social Workers: Giving Voice, Navigating The System, Reclaiming Lives

Ilaina Edison | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Ilaina Edison

"I think of my job as giving voice to people who have none," says Sherri, a social worker. As the former baby boomers turn 65, who will be there to assist a generation through a milestone?

The New Face Of Ninety

Ilaina Edison | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

These active nonagenarians and centenarians constitute a new generation that hasn't existed before in large numbers. What can we learn from them?

From Novelist Walter Mosley: A Clear Look At A Clouded Mind

Ilaina Edison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ilaina Edison

In his novel The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures with astonishing clarity the experience of life and love filtered through the clouded lens of a man who suffers from dementia.

50? Welcome to the Rest Of Your Life

Ilaina Edison | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

Fifty is the new 21, in terms of feeling like an adult. You are more accountable for your decisions, and their stakes are higher. Life feels, for perhaps the first time, short.

Elder Independence: The Importance of Developing Your Own Personal Health Care Goals

Ilaina Edison | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilaina Edison

She and her sister discussed goals: They wanted their mother to be comfortable in her final days and surrounded by familiar faces.