Wrinkles in Time: Why Diana Ross Is My Aging Icon | NY Magazine A series investigating the effects of gravity on the female form. When I think about those “ageless” beauty campaigns, women like Helen Mirren, Tilda Swinton, Charlotte Rampling, and Diane Keaton come to mind. I love and admire these ladies: They’ve embraced their ages and forgone plastic surgery. They have impeccable style. They’ve thrived in an industry that seems to punish women for getting older. But I can’t say I identify with any of them. It’s not because of their skin color, or that their faces will age differently than mine. It’s that it feels like we’re on completely different trains pulling out of this crazy station called life.
Disability activists, amplified: Social media gets the job done | CNet
As protests erupt over President Trump’s policies, disability activists are taking to social media to ensure that the demonstrations are accessible to all.
Here’s the Best State for Older Americans – and the Worst | The Fiscal Times
Here’s one potential benefit of getting older: It may make you happier. A new study confirms previous analyses finding that older Americans are generally happier than their younger counterparts. The Gallup-Healthways survey, based on interviews with more than 115,000 people, found that Americans age 55 and older score better on five metrics of well-being: purpose (having goals and motivation), social (supportive relationships), financial (minimal money-related stress), community (liking where you live, feeling safe) and physical (good health and energy).
Premier League clubs criticised over disability access at stadiums | ESPN FC
The Premier League has been urged to stop making “excuses” by the Equality and Human Rights Commission after publishing its interim report on disability access at clubs’ grounds. Top-flight clubs were criticised last month by the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, which said some clubs were expected to miss an August deadline to become compliant with disability access requirements.
Disability groups protest 11,000-person waiting list for services in Virginia | Roanoke Times
With her 14-year-old son Danté Herrera bundled up in his wheelchair next to her, Marlo Dean asked a couple of hundred people to put their fists in the air as they protested an 11,000-person waiting list for disability services.
Medical costs growing for Oklahoma’s aging prisoners | The Daily Independent
A graying prisoner population in Oklahoma is running up a tab in medical and dental bills. Last year, prisoners age 70 or older were behind more than $1.8 million in medical and dental bills, according to the state Department of Corrections. Now, in hopes of saving money and relieving prison overcrowding, state Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, wants to make it easier to parole some of the oldest, non-violent offenders.
A Republican Plan for Medicare Gets a Revival | The New York Times
An idea to control costs relies on the power of market innovation, but there are risks to this approach. A number of Republican health care policy proposals that seemed out of favor in the Obama era are now being given new life. One of these involves Medicare, the government health insurance program primarily for older Americans, and is known as premium support.
Will government policies reflect our aging society? | MarketWatch
Policies for older workers – Federal programs and policies should support older workers. We have only one dedicated federal program for older workers — the Senior Community Service Employment Program — and it is targeted only to low-income Americans age 55 and older. The larger Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 needs to become more responsive to all older workers in its programs and services.
Lack of activity may be aging you biologically | The Washngton Post
Spending too much of the day sitting has been linked to weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Might it also age you biologically?
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