As a 60-something, I enjoy researching the topics and have found many of the topics particularly relevant in my life and the lives of my friends and family. I’m pleased to be able to share them with you.
Since 1975 our country has been on notice about the inappropriate and dangerous use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes. Yet a recent Human Watch Report estimates at least 179,000 cases of abuse occur today and the group urges federal and state agencies to take tougher measures against it.
Articles from AARP, 55+ and Sid Effects Public Media offer four different approaches to aging in place including simply renting a room , house sharing, joining a cohousing community or choosing a tiny house.
Next Avenue articles compare Medicare to health care abroad and offers what Trump’s Medicare proposals many mean. The National Council on Aging offers negative and positive impact to Medicare from the budget just passed.
Lori Bitter, founder of the Business of Aging, shares her ideas about how marketing to seniors needs to change to an intergenerational model in her New consumer Manifesto – Why Old is New and Young is Old New.s
: Medicare Open Enrollment period from October 15 to December 7 allows Medicare users to review and change contracts for all parts of Medicare, A, B, C and D with the help of Medicare’s plan finder on its website and customer service representatives..
This week’s program offers the conclusion to Ezekiel Emanuel’s article “ Why I Want to Die at 75” and a rebuttal by LA Times reporter Michael Hiltzik, “Why Ezekiel Emanuel is wrong to 'hope' for death at 75”
In this program you will hear two very different views on how many years make up a reasonable lifespan. Of particular interest is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel’s position that he wishes to live only to the age of seventy five. Bruce Frassnelli from 55+ will offer his thoughts as well.
Part II of Consumer Report’s Too Many Meds? Offers information on doing a drug checkup with your pharmacist, helpful lifestyle changes to reduce the need for certain meds, potentially dangerous drug combinations and some sobering statistics.
Articles from several sources highlight elders who volunteer in Red Cross, cancer support groups, voter registration, work with children and other elders and in the new area of micro-volunteering at Help from Home.