One of the greatest achievements to come of modern medicine is that humans are living longer than ever. Life expectancy is reaching new heights and showing no sign of dropping. More years to live, naturally, means more years spent in old age. It means more time to accumulate wisdom, and more time to share it with the young.
As an autistic woman, the disability question at the Democratic debate finally made me feel seen | Mic
History was made at Thursday’s Democratic debate in Los Angeles, when Politico correspondent Tim Alberta asked a question about integrating people with disabilities into their communities and the workforce. For the 61 million American adults with disabilities, it was the first time ever that they’d seen themselves reflected in the questions asked of the candidates seeking to represent them in the Oval Office.
An accessibility advocacy group proposed the creation of a city department tasked with addressing the needs of Detroiters living with disabilities as an amendment to the charter during last week’s Charter Revision Commission meeting, according to notes from The Detroit Documenters Program.
Cacsmy Brutus modeled for luxury fashion brands and advocated for disability representation.
Photographer Herb Bardavid focuses on seniors getting out on the town for a long-term project. Here are some stories he’s shared with Patch.
When inclusion looks like privilege: sometimes in the pursuit of creating a level-playing field it can appear that unreasonable concessions are being made. In HR and professional training we must make sure that people are prepared and fit for the role. How do we decide what’s fair?
As usual, there were plenty of novel attacks and counterattacks, and even some real substance in the December 2019 Democratic Presidential Debate. But while it may have had the lowest overall viewership yet, for the disability community at least, the debate was historic.
Disability advocates praised Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate for including a prominent question about how candidates planned to address the needs of disabled Americans should they win the White House in 2020. Adults with disabilities are a key voting bloc that often goes unmentioned during presidential campaigns. About 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. are disabled, representing some 61 million Americans.
The social benefits of an aging community at first glance appear more difficult to identify than aging’s economic implications. When we consider “social” issues, we enter the worlds of narrative and culture. Stories best illustrate social issues. Our past stories create the context for the stories that we are in the midst of living. The culture of a community is defined as our shared beliefs and values, expressed in our shared expectations of behavior. The culture of any community is neither simple nor logical. Emotion, experience, and tradition combine to frame the way that we see and interpret everyday experiences. Bias abounds in this mix, and can cloud objective assessments of relationships. In this realm of culture, our community is getting older. And this aging affects the way we see ourselves and our neighbors.
David Solie’s 89-year-old mother, Carol, was unyielding. “No, I will not move,” she told her son every time he suggested that she leave her home and relocate to a senior living residence. And it didn’t stop there. Although Carol suffered from coronary artery disease, severe osteoporosis, spinal compression fractures and unsteady balance, she didn’t want assistance. When Solie brought in aides to help after a bad fall and subsequent surgery, his mother fired them in a matter of days.
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) today announced the launch of its new website, aging.ny.gov, featuring improved design, navigation, search functions, and accessibility from virtually any device. “Older adults are increasingly using technology to connect to news and information, health and wellness resources, and social supports,” said Acting Director Greg Olsen. “The newly redesigned website puts vital information about aging programs and services into the hands of older New Yorkers, families, and caregivers, and is yet another way that New York, as the first age friendly state, is helping older adults remain independent, healthy, and engaged in their communities.”
Holidays are a notorious time for financial fraud. Scammers capitalize on the generosity of their targets, particularly seniors. What can families do to give their older loved ones, especially aging parents a greater measure of financial safety?
Long-Term care insurance is on the minds of older Americans, and for good reason. Chances are good you’ll get sick or injured during retirement and you’ll need the cash to cover your medical bills – a service that long-term care insurance provides to policyholders. About 350,000 U.S. adults purchased long-term care insurance in 2018, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance.
Baby Boomers Are Worried About Healthcare Costs — So Why Aren’t More Doing Something About It? | The Motley Fool
Though healthcare is a major burden for Americans of all ages, older adults are exceptionally concerned about it. In fact, in a new Allianz Life study, nearly one-third of baby boomers list rising healthcare costs as the greatest risk to their retirement in the coming year. But surprisingly, when asked about reducing that risk, only 7% were quick to identify health savings account (HSA) contributions as a means of mitigation.
One of the most difficult stages of life begins when you realize that your parents are getting older and that their physical and mental abilities are not what they used to be. They often will need help — whether they realize it or not — to make decisions and prepare for new sets of health-related and financial challenges.
A New Anti-Aging Therapy Is Starting Its First Human Trial—and It Costs $1 Million | Singularity Hub
Recent research on longevity is making the idea of an elixir of life sound increasingly plausible. But a startup that’s started selling a $1 million anti-aging treatment is most likely jumping the gun.
As Hollywood inches toward giving minority communities a voice and a more representative onscreen presence, The Disability List, announced last month at the 40th Annual Media Access Awards, has shown Hollywood the reasons why diving in is preferable to tiptoeing. The newly curated list of promising unproduced scripts, created by The Black List in partnership with the Media Access Awards, Easterseals, and the Writers Guild of America Writers with Disabilities Committee, acknowledges the largest minority community in the United States and showcases the fact that strong screenplays include characters who have disabilities.
In the typical emergency room demand far outpaces the care that workers can provide. Can the ER be fixed?
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