Ask older people what will help them remain healthy and independent, and they're unlikely to tell you they need a better primary care physician, writes Robyn Stone. Stone's got a pretty good idea what they will tell you.
3 of the Best Ways to Celebrate Labor Day All Year
In 1887, Oregon became the first state in the union to officially set aside the first Monday in September to celebrate the many contributions of our nation’s workers. But Labor Day didn’t start in Oregon. The Labor Day tradition actually began a full 5 years before the Oregon legislature took its bold action. And workers ...
Suddenly, I’m an Expert on Immigration
Several times a year, I have the opportunity to attend conferences in such places as Australia, China, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet with researchers from around the globe and to compare notes about how our respective countries are preparing for a much-anticipated explosion in the world’s ...
Cuba and the Gift of Old Age
Neighborhoods that “feel warmer and more communal than those in many other nations.” An artistic community that “is consistently dazzling.” That’s how New York Times columnist David Brooks described his April trip to Cuba with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.Brooks writes about seeing “a radiating ...
Bringing Low-Income Elders Out of the Shadows
The issue of poverty got me into the aging field 40 years ago. I was horrified to learn that 33% of older Americans lived below the poverty line. I wanted to do something about that.As I look back on the last 4 decades, I take some satisfaction in knowing that our nation has made incredible strides in improving the lives and the ...
What Do Older Adults Want from Researchers?
About a year ago, Amy Eisenstein took an important walk across the Chicago campus of LeadingAge member CJE SeniorLife.Amy had just become director of CJE’s Leonard Schanfield Research Institute. And she really wanted to meet residents of CJE’s Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation.The visit wasn’t just a formality. ...