News RoundupsThe global population of over-60-year-olds will reach one billion within the decade, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In a new report, the organization warns that discrimination, abuse and violence against older adults — and especially older women — are still common, even in wealthy industrialized nations.
News RoundupsHospice care with a side of golf? That’s just the beginning. Hospices are working to “diversify their services” in preparation for the eventual needs of aging boomers, according to the Associated Press. In the meantime, providers would like to dispel myths that hospice care is all doom, gloom and candlelit bedrooms.
News RoundupsI always find “trendspotting” interesting, and it’s especially ubiquitous at the beginning of a new year. Here is a short but interesting article from the Associated Press today that takes a stab at what is on the forefront of home design, and in addition to “drama” taking the lead in the kitchen, aging in place is noted as an upcoming trend! Builders are taking note of people’s desire to remain in their own homes for their whole lives. Another trend …