Aging Insights TV: Age Friendly Communities
In this episode of Aging Insights TV, which comes to us from New Jersey, we learn about how organizers in two states-- New Jersey and Arizona-- are making their states more age friendly. Prepare to be enticed into jumping on the bandwagon :)
New Book Shows How Improving Human Connections Can Lengthen Life
Gunning to join the club of centenarians?
Science writer Marta Zaraska argues in her new book that the single most important thing you can do is not daily exercise nor eating superfoods—it’s being connected to other people and your community.
6 Things to Consider If Debating Winter Travel
With the pandemic worsening and temperatures beginning to drop, those who typically seek winter respite in warmer climes are struggling to decide whether it’s safe and wise to do so this year. Whether you usually go south for months or days, it’s worth doing some extra research this year—especially if your age puts you at particular risk.
Have you heard of "forest-bathing"?
With the stresses of the pandemic continuing to persist, and fall foliage at its peak, now is the perfect time to try this soothing Japanese practice.
Viral story of “Tanqueray” raises $2.5 million for her home healthcare and offers wisdom on aging
“It was starting to feel like everything that was going to happen to me had already happened. There was nothing left but a bunch of stories. And those aren’t worth much when there’s nobody to listen. But then I got this one last gig. Right as the curtain was coming down, I get this one last chance to be on stage."
Even as ageism affects millions of people around the world, it remains a challenge to both identify and combat it. Take our survey to weigh in.
"As Far As I Can Go"
As many Americans think about working longer and aging actively, James Taylor’s steady vitality can serve as inspiration.
Age-Friendly Cities are Eco-Friendly, Too
While older Americans often get knocked for their indifference to climate change, they often lead the most sustainable lifestyles. As the needs of older Americans increasingly coincide with those of the planet, cities have the chance to better meet them both.
Dear Mayor: Reinvent the Neighborhood
If you had a magic wand and could make your city, town, or neighborhood desirable, productive, resilient, transcendent, what would it look like and how would it feel? What is a good place for children, for work, for shopping, for health, for fun, for aging?
NORCs: The Funny-Sounding Future of Successful Aging
You could live in a NORC and not even know it. So what are these organizations that help the 60+ live longer, healthier, and less expensively? And how could they be the future of aging in place?