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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend the 2017 World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics— the largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging — from July 23 to 27 in San Francisco, California. Qualified media representatives may register free of charge. GSA is hosting this event on behalf of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). The World Congress will provide a global platform where more than 6,000 experts in the field of aging will share their knowledge on health, welfare, and rights of the world’s aging population through education, research, and best practices.
Washington, DC (March 24, 2017) – Statement from Justice in Aging Executive Director, Kevin Prindiville on today’s action to pull the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from the House floor due to lack of support from both Democrats and Republicans. “Today the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled from the House floor before a scheduled vote. This bill that would have been an all-out assault on the on the health and long-term care needs of older adults.”
First article in a series.  When her husband died suddenly and unexpectedly from a massive heart attack, “Mary” – who asked that her real name not be used due to the sensitive nature of her story – was devastated and began spiraling downward. He was only in his late 60s and in relatively good health, she recalls. Mary fell into a severe depression after his passing.
The latest issue in the What’s Hot publication series from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — titled “Oral Health: An Essential Element of Healthy Aging” — provides evidence supporting the crucial links between oral health, systemic conditions, functional abilities, and healthy aging. In addition to calling attention to the growing recognition of the importance of oral health, the publication highlights special oral health challenges now faced by the world’s rapidly aging population.
It’s 2017, and that means you might be one more year closer to retirement. Whether you’re at your very first job or wrapping up a successful career, there are always new things to learn about when it comes to saving for the future. So why not make retirement planning part of your New Year’s resolution!
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