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Fifty years after its inception, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will have a more important role than ever as America's senior population continues to grow.
New research has drawn a direct link between the sex lives of those in their mid-to-late 60s and their level of happiness with their lives and their marriage.
The National Academy on an Aging Society and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) today released the first-ever issue of the acclaimed Public Policy & Aging Report (PPAR) on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aging, highlighting gaps in policy and research on LGBT older adults, and current and future solutions to address the needs of LGBT elders.
America's experts on aging are headed for meetings with their senators and representatives to underscore the needs of the country's senior population, spurred by the first-ever Take Action Week organized by The Gerontological Society of America — the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.
An expert panel speaking on Capitol Hill today demonstrated that the Great Recession has had a disproportionately negative impact on low-income older workers, although programs such as the federal Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) have managed to provide some valuable benefits to this disadvantaged demographic group.
Critical life course events and experiences — in both youth and middle adulthood — may contribute to health and cognition in later life.
Experts agree that financial constraints and an aging population will require America to modify its Social Security system, but some also find that pushing back the eligibility age could be a major concern for those who rely on the program the most.
The oldest segment of Japanâ€™s population will likely be the hardest hit as a result of the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami, based on data from previous catastrophic events.
Without Social Security, research indicates that about half of women age 65 and older would be living in poverty.
Expert on senior health programming and promotion will lead nation's largest aging research organization WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy Whitelaw, PhD, senior vice president, and director of NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging has been named President-elect of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA).