International Women’s Day Challenge: Choose To Be Disability Inclusive | Forbes
Every year in March we mark International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating women but also for highlighting the struggles and inequalities that still exist for women around the globe. This year the theme selected is “choose to challenge”.
Living and Working as an Engineer With Adult Onset Disability | All Together
In observance of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness week (March 7-13, 2021) and SWE’s ongoing efforts to keep inclusion at the forefront of our minds, SWE Member Rose Byrne shares her story about living and working as an engineer affected early in her career by a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
Rihanna Hires First Little Person As Savage x Fenty Lingerie Model | Yahoo! Life
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie brand is getting even more inclusive. The multihyphenated star has added another layer of diversity to her singing, songwriting, acting and fashion empire with the introduction of Tamera McLaughlin, Savage x Fenty’s first little person ambassador.
‘I am a woman who wants’: on disability and desire | The Guardian
Cerebral palsy made my body a country of error and pain. It took me years to accept the part of me that craves intimacy
Accessible Transportation & Rural Communities | NAB
In this week’s blog Kyle Kleist, Executive Director of the Center for Independent Living of Western Wisconsin (CILWW) and NAB Member Billy Altom, Executive Director of the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), walk us through some of the issues and barriers to accessible transportation as well as some of the methods to make transport accessible to all.
What really works to help an aging brain. It’s not going to function like it did in your 20s, but there are things you can do. | Washington Post
When you reach a certain age, every lost key or hard-to-conjure word comes with a nagging question — is my mind slipping? The answer, unfortunately, is probably yes, but that doesn’t mean that you’re becoming senile or have something to worry about, says Denise Park, distinguished university chair in behavioral and brain sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas.
America now knows that nursing homes are broken. Does anyone care enough to fix them? | NBC News
The devastation wrought by Covid-19 created a rare opportunity for big changes to long-term care, researchers and advocates said. The pandemic turned nursing homes into a death trap for more than 170,000 long-term care residents and staff members who have lost their lives to Covid-19. But the virus also revealed how America’s system for long-term care is fundamentally broken in ways that will continue to harm vulnerable residents and workers, long after the pandemic has faded away.
‘At Your Age, It’s the Vaccine or the Grave’ | The New York Times
A nurse in Baton Rouge has been on a crusade to overcome resistance among older African-Americans unwilling to take the coronavirus vaccine.
Confessions of an aging techno-curmudgeon | The Washington Post
In my family, there is a legendary fable that we like to tell among ourselves for the occasional chuckle. All multigenerational families probably have some variant of it. This story took place a generation ago, before the age of smartphones or Wi-Fi. A young man was on the landline phone with his mother. She wanted to email him a digital photo and needed some technical assistance in figuring out how to do it. The son, thinking this was surely a straightforward task that could be explained over the phone in a matter of minutes, readily agreed.
Former FOX 5 anchor breaks ground with 1st digital deaf network | Fox 5 Atlanta
Headquartered in Atlanta, Sign1News provides up-to-the-minute news and information in American Sign Language for deaf and hard of hearing viewers around the world. The first of its kind digital news network is the vision of FOX 5 Atlanta alumnus Karen Graham, who now serves as Sign1News CEO and executive producer.
Aging in Place Checklist Helps Consumers Improve Accessibility
63% of surveyed homeowners plan accessibility projects in the next year. New Modernize infographic provides clear view of home improvements that can help seniors live safely in their own homes
How Exercise Enhances Aging Brains | The New York Times
Exercise can change how crucial portions of our brain communicate as we age, improving aspects of thinking and remembering, according to a fascinating new study of aging brains and aerobic workouts. The study, which involved older African-Americans, finds that unconnected portions of the brain’s memory center start interacting in complex and healthier new ways after regular exercise, sharpening memory function.
White House taps insurers to boost vaccinations among vulnerable communities | Politico
The Biden administration will announce a new initiative with health insurers to ensure some of their most high-risk customers get vaccinated against Covid-19.
A Disability Day of Mourning: Remembering the Murdered and the Vulnerable | The Nation
On March 1 every year, communities gather to read aloud the names of disabled people killed by their caregivers.
Can some drugs delay aging? Scientists focus on those that target frailty and age-related disease. | The Washington Post
In fall 2014, about two dozen geroscientists — researchers who study the confluence of aging, biology and disease — gathered in a remote 15th-century Spanish castle-turned-luxury hotel in the province of Toledo to discuss turning a provocative idea into reality: a study in humans showing that a drug could put the brakes on aging.
Aging In China
Fraudsters prey on the fears of China’s aging population. | The New York Times
Shady retirement home and investment schemes have cheated China’s rapidly aging population out of hundreds of millions of dollars, spurring more than a thousand criminal cases in recent years.
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