Category: Aging in Place

(Editor’s note: This story is part of a special report for The John A. Hartford Foundation.) On Jan. 29, 2014, David C. Skipworth died in Garland, Texas at age 67 after a long illness, holding his wife Sandra’s hand and listening…

My grandma was what the polite would call “a character.” The third of nine, my Gram was born the year the Titanic went down. She spent her life doting on her Italian family, even if she couldn’t remember who she…

(Advances in science and public health are increasing longevity and enhancing the quality of life for people around the world. In this series of interviews with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, 14 visionaries are revealing exciting…

(This article previously appeared on APlaceforMom.com.) Millions of veterans who need long-term care are missing out on the benefits they’ve earned because they don’t know about them. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Aid & Attendance pension benefit…

There are a ton of benefits to regular strength training, especially for adults over 50. Aside from just feeling better, overall, strength training helps us combat the natural functional decline that comes with aging, which can lead to frailty, disability…

There’s an old political slogan: “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.” Well, if that’s true, and if Maine residents approve a long-term care ballot initiative on Election Day, families across America may get help paying for vital home care…

(Editor’s note: This article is part of an editorial partnership between Next Avenue and the American Federation for Aging Research, a national nonprofit organization with a mission to support and advance healthy aging through biomedical research.) Oct. 13, 2011, was…

(This article was written by a member of the 2018-2019 Encore Public Voices Fellows Program. It is also part of a partnership between Next Avenue and Peril and Promise, a public media initiative reporting on the human stories of climate change.) The…

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