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1/12/2017 – Making Elder Homes More LGBT-Friendly

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Only 22% of respondents in a 2011 national survey of LGBT older adults in long-term care felt such older adults could be open about their identities with facility staff. (Survey respondents included residents themselves as well as family, friends, social workers and other professionals). Eighty-nine percent predicted that staff would discriminate based on LGBT residents’ […]

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2016-2017 DESIGN CHALLENGE

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10/27/2015 – What’s Needed to Help Americans Age in Place

Oct 27, 2015 Comments Off

Many of us want to grow older where we now live. Will our homes let us? Read the full article at Next Avenue.

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10/23/2015 – To Reach Seniors, Tech Start-Ups Must First Relate to Them

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Entrepreneurs are hard at work developing platforms, apps, sites and devices meant to help older adults manage their health, live independently and maintain family and social connections. Until a few years ago, “the whole tech world wasn’t sufficiently focused on this enormous opportunity,” said Stephen Johnston, a co-founder of Aging2.0, which connects technology companies with […]

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10/7/2015 – Health Care in Retirement Will Cost How Much? (Plan Adviser)

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For many, generating $250,000 in savings seems like quite a far off dream, but Fidelity’s Retirement Health Care Cost Estimate study now projects Americans will need just about that much to pay for health care in retirement. According to Fidelity, a healthy couple retiring this year at age 65 should expect to spend $245,000 on […]

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9/13/2015 – Gaps in Earnings Stand Out in Release of College Data (The New York Times)

Sep 13, 2015 No Comments

On Saturday, the federal government solved that problem by releasing a huge set of new data detailing the earnings of people who attended nearly every college and university in America. Although it abandoned efforts to rate the quality of colleges, the federal government matched data from the federal student financial aid system to federal tax returns. The Department of Education was […]

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7/13/2015 – The 2015 White House Conference on Aging

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The 2015 White House Conference on Aging builds on a year-long effort to listen, learn, and share with older adults, families, caregivers, advocates, community leaders, and experts in the aging field. The 2015 Conference aims to embrace the transformative demographic shift occurring in the United States and recognize the possibilities of healthy aging. Learn more […]

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5/11/2015 – Employees Want More Active Retirement Plan Sponsors (Plan Adviser)

May 11, 2015 Comments Off

Survey results show that 88% of employees “strongly favor” or “somewhat favor” employers that provide tools to help employees determine if they are saving the correct amount for a financially secure retirement. Not surprisingly, employees who say they favor their employers are generally likelier to stay in their current job or company. In addition, more than […]

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4/30/2015 – Put Granny in the Garage (And Other Ideas for Graying Cities)

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In U.S. politics, “seniors’ issues” usually means Medicare and Social Security and how much to spend on them. That needs to change, as a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development illustrates: The pressure of demographics will turn plenty of more mundane things into seniors’ issues. For a glimpse into that future, take a […]

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