Four thousand scientists from more than 30 countries will share the latest studies in medical, care taking, diverse cultures, business and many other aging related topics.
From the outside, Kathryn Robinson, 29, looks like any other graduate student on campus at Youngstown State University in Ohio. But as she's finishing her master’s degree in American Studies, she’s also juggling another big responsibility: Caring for her grandmother.
Researchers on health conditions among older African Americans linked the development of chronic illness to mental health at November’s annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Washington, D.C.
Families can hire an “Angel” this holiday season!   While the holidays are filled with fun festivities for most of us, this can be the most depressing of all seasons for the elderly.  Many seniors pine for lost loves one and have families hundreds of miles away. It’s often a struggle for seniors to decorate, shop, and prepare a meal, especially for those with health issues who can’t move around with ease.
Aging isn’t only a health issue. It’s also a lifestyle issue. Rapid advances in technology are changing the way we care for older adults – and how older adults care for themselves. “We’re seeing amazing new start-ups that are bringing innovation to improve the lives of older people,” said Stephen Johnston, co-founder of the San Francisco based technology venture-capital “accelerator,” Aging 2.0.
On December 31, the nation celebrates National Make Up Your Mind Day. The timing is perfect to coincide with those pesky New Year’s resolutions. Some decisions are big and you might need time to plan before you make up your mind. Other decisions are small, but they matter all the same.
December 21 is National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. Since 1990, on or near the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, the National Coalition for the Homeless brings attention to and seeks compassion for the homeless who have died because they didn’t have a warm, safe place to sleep.
Let’s face it, the last thing you’re going to want to do during this holiday season is another errand. You’ve hung the lights, plugged them in, and were frustrated when you realized you needed to replace one little bulb to make the entire string work. That’s a trip to the store. You opened the cranberry sauce to discover it was mislabeled and you’re holding a delicious can of pink salmon.
With holidays and vacations, December is often considered a time to focus on the children in our lives. Whether we’re taking the kids to visit Santa, buying Hanukkah gifts, or volunteering for a toy drive, children are at the heart of the holiday season. We at Social Security definitely know a thing or two about helping children.
Back by popular demand is our holiday favorite, “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” It’s inspired by the popular traditional holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a holiday favorite since 1780. Play it again, Santa!
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