Older Americans Month: Powered by Connection

Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month (OAM), which takes place in May, is a national observance that celebrates the contributions and achievements of older adults. This observance was established in 1963 by President...

Amazing Norway

Lovatnet Lake in Norway

I traveled to Norway this year with a travel group called Shared World Tours, which focuses on learning about how other countries serve their elders. Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nor...

Ageism: A Costly Killer

The phrase " Equal opportunity knows no age " on a banner in men's hand with blurred background. Equality on workplace.

Ageism refers to how we think, feel and act toward others and ourselves based upon age. Ageism is prejudice against our own future selves. Ageism is one of the most widespread and socially accepted fo...

The New Year: Planning for 2023

Time to plan

It has been a month already of the new year 2023. Now that we have done all the partying for starting a new year, it is an ideal time to explore ourselves and set goals. After exploration of our succe...

Value of Volunteering

Group of People Volunteering

Since it is the season of giving, one of the most valuable ways to give is to volunteer. Volunteers help their neighbors, serve their communities, and provide their expertise at no cost. No matter wha...

Ageism Impact

Older hands on a keyboard.

Robert Butler, the first Director of the National Institute on Aging, coined the term ‘ageism’ in 1969 to expand on recognized forms of discrimination and prejudice like racism and sexism to include t...

Telehealth: A Positive Program from COVID

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Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows for a long-distance patient and clinician to have con...

We Need to Deal with Death

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Although intellectually we all know that one day we shall die, generally we are so reluctant to think of our death that this knowledge does not touch our hearts or minds, and we live our life as if we...

Sex and Aging

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What comes to mind when you think about sex and aging? A sweet old couple holding hands in their rocking chairs or just not envisioned at all with elders? Well, what people’s perceptions are when it c...

Caregiving Advocacy for Elders

Helpful caregiver and a senior man during home visit

Lawrence J. Weiss and Lynda Hascheff Families—not institutions—provide the majority of care to chronically ill and disabled persons. These families know the enormity of the burden in caring for som...