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Aging in Place: A Resource to Begin Your Journey

In my work with older adults, and with the adult children who love them, initial conversations are almost always about Mom or Dad needing more help, and how and where to give them the help and support they need.  Remaining in their own home is, in my experience as an...

Global Aging: A Little Look Around the World

Just out of curiosity, I recently sat down to do some research about how the world population is aging. I was interested in how other areas of the world are aging. Are the factors driving the aging population growth in the U.S. true in other countries as well? Here is...

Did You Know? A Few Facts About Being 90+ in the U.S.

A readily observable fact in this 21st century is the growth of our aging population.  Some interesting facts about the 90+ group in the U.S., as reported in “90+ in the United States: 2006-2008” (He and Muencrath, 2011) are: There are, as of 2010, about 2 million...

April is National Poetry Month – Poems on Aging

April is National Poetry Month, and while I don’t make a habit of following all the “National Day of…” months, this one caught my eye, and so I did a little searching, and lo and behold, there are plenty of poems about aging.  A few of them I recognize.  And there are...