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Grantmakers in Aging

What Does Age-Friendly Look Like?

John Feather, PhD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

These images give us glimpses and provoke feelings of what it might be like to live in a fully-developed, age-friendly community.

It's Hunger: Let's Call It What It Is

John Feather, PhD | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

The statistics on senior hunger and the personal stories behind the numbers are shocking, but that should be a call to action.

Why Older Adults Face More Danger in Natural Disasters

John Feather, PhD | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

The world is made smaller by these disasters. The boundaries between the heartbreak brought by a typhoon in the Philippines and the tornadoes in the American Midwest are really non-existent.

How To Make Communities More Welcoming For Aging Gays

John Feather, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

For LGBT people and those who love and care about them, it was a day that will long be remembered and celebrated.

International Aging: It's Not What You Think

John Feather, PhD | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

Although most of us know that the world is aging, the stereotype persists that aging is somehow fundamentally different in the developed, wealthier world.

The Big Question That Comes With Getting Older

John Feather, PhD | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

Who will care for you when you get old? If that's a scary or uncomfortable question, you are in good company. Most people don't want to think about their long-term care needs and when they do, they tend to have major misperceptions of what it costs and what the government will pay for.

Why We Need Age-Friendly Communities

John Feather, PhD | Posted 06.24.2013 | Good News
John Feather, PhD

Welcome to the age-friendly movement -- a fast-growing, interdisciplinary approach to community development that strives to promote aging in place and make communities great places to grow up and grow old.