Dan and Grace Porte, who are in their mid-80s, lost their jobs at Target early in the Covid pandemic. Unemployed seniors typically have more trouble finding new jobs than younger workers. That may present financial challenges. Dan and Grace supplemented Social Security with job income. The couple, from Richmond, Virginia, had worked together for decades. Now, the recession’s challenges have brought them even closer together.
Aging in place has become more popular during the coronavirus pandemic, with some older adults expressing reluctance to move into a group setting. Adding safety features to your home can make it easier to live there longer, but homeowners often worry that incorporating those features will be unattractive.
Amy Sullivan wakes up at 2:30 a.m., turns on two phones and two computers and pulls up the website for Publix, a supermarket chain with stores thousands of miles away from her home in Los Angeles.
Many doctors have negative perceptions of patients with disabilities — and that impacts quality of care, study finds | CNN Health
More than 82% of American doctors say they believe patients with significant disabilities have a worse quality of life than people who don’t have disabilities, according to a new study. Those negative perceptions can have big impacts on the quality of care patients with disabilities receive.
On Monday, Nike announced the release of its first-ever hands-free sneaker, called the GO FlyEase. Available in three colorways, the style is an advancement of the brand’s FlyEase series, which was originally designed to improve the lives of athletes with disabilities, using zippers and straps rather than laces. Monday’s release takes that design a step further, with technology that allows wearers to step into their shoes without a single adjustment or closure point.
The city’s former transportation accessibility czar starts as the MTA’s first ever Chief Accessibility Officer on Thursday after a brief stint in the private sector where he landed in hot water with the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board.
Side effects are just a sign that protection is kicking in as it should.
Oregon law to decriminalize all drugs goes into effect, offering addicts rehab instead of prison | USA Today
For Janie Gullickson, rock bottom came both slowly and all at once. A longtime drug and alcohol addict, Gullickson pushes back on the idea that one terrible day on the street leads to an epiphany and a climb back to normalcy. That’s what happens in movies, not real life.
On an afternoon in early November, I arrived at Tony Bennett’s home on the 15th floor of a high-rise on the southern edge of New York City’s Central Park. The sprawling three-bedroom apartment’s wall of windows opens on a heart-stopping view of the park and floods the rooms with a steady north light — “a painter’s dream,” as Bennett once said — which matters, because as well as being one of the world’s greatest singers, he is also a serious visual artist. Over the last quarter century, he has spent untold hours in this sanctuary, a converted bedroom turned art studio where I was brought to meet him by his wife, Susan. This was clearly the space of a working artist: the walls papered with sketches, a messy table heaped with brushes and curled paint tubes, an easel by the window holding a work in progress — a black-and-white drawing of the park, the distant buildings expertly evoked with impressionistic flicks of charcoal.
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