In addition to people being healthier and living much longer, economists say that a combination of financial considerations such as years of stagnant real wages and a shift away from traditional pensions in the private sector are some of the reasons people are working longer.
Growing older in America’s smaller towns and remote areas is often a struggle amid shortages of health professionals and other needed services.
Betty White has partnered with AARP to inspire those 50+ to abandon their pre-conceived ideas of what it means to get old. The campaign is called “Get Over It”.
Google's biotech subsidiary Calico could someday unleash a pipeline of drugs focused on factors that limit life span. But will it really conquer mortality? Don't hold your breath.
Large studies to correlate the genes with longevity or health “have not been very successful because, I think, the secret is in the gene-environment interaction,” says NIH scientist Luigi Ferrucci, director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Health Study, the world’s longest-running study of human aging.
We all grow old. We all die.
For Aubrey de Grey, a biogerontologist and chief science officer of the SENS Research Foundation, accepting these truths is, well, not good enough. He decided in his late twenties (he’s currently 54) that he “wanted to make a difference to humanity” and that battling age was the best way to do it. His life’s work is now a struggle against physics and biology, the twin collaborators in bodily decay.
He calls it a “war on age.”
They targeted telomeres, caps on chromosomes whose length roughly corresponds to age.
Time is short. We might as well laugh.
It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life - Bryant H. McGill
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The Healthy Aging® web site, produced by CWI Productions, Inc., provides regular updates of news, tips and techniques for positive aging.
This is about getting healthy and staying healthy. You cannot really do that without information. It's hard to find good information online sometimes, and if your primary provider is as busy as I am, they may not have the time or take the time to make sure you understand. I know. I hear it in my practice all the time.
The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Our membership includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, and hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners. Together, our members touch 4 million lives every day.
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Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, and Age Management Medicine Group.
Health news and information for seniors.
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What it is really like to get old.
Elderblogging is about community, making and maintaining friendships, telling our stories and sharing our thoughts about everything life is made of. It helps in getting to know one another to see a little bit of our personal space.
Health programs and resources offered through the American Association of Retired Persons.
Age and Ageing is an international journal publishing refereed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology.
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The Alliance believes that advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce healthcare costs over the long term. Access to the latest scientific information empowers people to take control of their health. The Alliance strives to advance science and enhance lives through a variety of activities and initiatives–from policy issues to provider and consumer health programs–that generate knowledge and action on age-related issues.
The ASA is the largest organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. Our resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.
Many adults over 55 need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other basic needs. There are over 2,000 federal, state and private benefits programs available to help. But many people don’t know these programs exist or how they can apply. BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.
Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan. We will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Executing on this mission will require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort and a long-term focus for which funding is already in place.
Guides, information and statistics on aging.
The goal of this locator is to help older exercisers find the facility that's right for them. The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) recognizes these facilities as committed to creating age-friendly fitness and wellness settings for older adults.
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit organization with a national network of more than 14,000 organizations and leaders. Our members include senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day service centers, faith-based service organizations, senior housing facilities, employment services, consumer groups, and leaders from academia, business, and labor.
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