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Increasing numbers of grandmothers across the United States are raising their grandchildren, many of them in poverty and grappling with a public assistance system not designed to meet their needs. For a new study, researchers interviewed 77 African-American grandmothers living in some of the poorest areas of south Chicago. The findings underscore the challenges these caregivers face, including dealing with divided loyalties between their grandchildren and their own children, navigating the complications of getting state resources they desperately need, and sacrificing their own well-being to take care of their grandchildren.
The Ebenezer Home Management Committee held their Annual Open Day and 15th anniversary celebration under the theme ‘Dignity in Mental Health’ at the Ebenezer Home, situated on the Grounds of the Manchester Infirmary, on December 3.
A new e-book published by The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) provides a primary resource for detailed overviews of the aging process across multiple organisms — from microbes to humans. This seminal publication, “Molecular and Cellular Biology of Aging,” is intended as a textbook for emerging scholars of all levels.
Cooperative Effort among Federal, State Agencies to Prevent Disability Fraud. The Social Security Administration, its Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Florida Department of Financial Services today dedicated the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit in Miami. As part of the nationwide CDI Program, the Miami Unit identifies and prevents Social Security disability fraud throughout the State of Florida.
Wright Brothers Day, observed on December 17, marks the day in 1903 that two adventurous brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina took to the air for the first time. It was a modern miracle at the time and a catalyst for the age of intercontinental travel. Over a hundred years later, it’s commonplace for people to fly across the country. Most of us don’t consider all the preparation and patience it took to achieve this modern feat of flight.
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