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End-of-Life Care Options

Sophia Bernazzani When your loved one is given months or even weeks to live, it can result in a tidal wave of emotions for you and the rest of the family. Questions such as “Where will he stay?” or “How will we keep her comfortable?” immediately spring to mind. End-of-life care refers to the various […]

Why Older Men Should Swim, Not Cycle.

Mike Magee I live in West Hartford, CT, an affluent town with more than its’ share of Type A personalities. In a town such as this, people would rather not give in to aging, have access to a wide range of community services, and remain active. Three cases in point are our award winning Cornerstone […]

50Th Anniversary of OAA: Why Feeding Seniors Still Makes Financial Sense.

Mike Magee By now, most of my readers have heard that this is the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. But some of you may be unaware that it is also the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act. The what? The Older Americans Act of 1965 was signed by LBJ. Its’ goal was to […]

The President Drives the 2015 White House Conference on Aging.

Mike Magee If summertime is normally marked by a sleepy Washington news cycle, than 2015 will stand out for many years as a distinct anomaly. Between marriage equality, the trade agreement, the survival of the Affordable Care Act, and now the Iran agreement, it would be very easy to miss other notable events that have […]

The Class of ’65: Aging in Place.

Mike Magee This weekend, I’ll be joining classmates for a 50th reunion of our high school. A half century ago, 1965, in the epicenter of a turbulent American decade, we graduated together. On the whole, our group has been pretty resilient, facing a range of challenges, including for many of my classmates, Vietnam. From the […]

White House Conference on Aging: How To Get Involved

The White House Conference on Aging has announced the five regional forums that will lead up to the summer 2015 conference. The regional forums will take place in the following cities: Tampa, FL, February 19th Phoenix, AZ, March 31st Seattle, WA, April 9th Cleveland, OH, April 27th Boston, MA, May 28th Read more from Cecilia […]

The 2005 White House Conference on Aging: Ten Years Later

2015 White House CoA Mike Magee, MD We are rapidly approaching a 2015 White House Conference on Aging. It will mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and the 80th anniversary of the Social Security Act. (1) A decade ago, in preparation for the 2005 event(2), and as a commissioner on the National Commission on […]

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