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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust honored at ASA

posted Thu, Mar 29, 2012

Congratulations to the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust of Phoenix, AZ, which will receive the Arthur Flemming Award during the ASA Conference. The award recognizes the Trust for establishing powerful partnerships that build bridges between the public and private sector so that older adults are better able to weather the hazards and vicissitudes of life.

Monterey Bay Village program aims to help seniors stay in their homes

posted Mon, Mar 26, 2012   by The Californian.com

The Monterey Bay Village story. After an extensive market study that began three years ago, the Carmel Foundation decided there was enough interest in such a program here on the Central Coast that the foundation launched the Monterey Bay Village late last year, funded by the Carmel Foundation, individual donations and by a $25,000 grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.

Jamie Lee Curtis on America's anti-aging bias

posted Thu, Mar 22, 2012   by Huffington Post

"I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is "anti." Aging is as natural as a baby's softness and scent. Aging is human evolution in its pure form. Death, taxes and aging."

UK's Telegraph: Grandparents 'better than nurseries' for young children's development

posted Tue, Mar 20, 2012   by The Telegraph (UK)

News from the United Kingdom affirms the important role of grandparents in their grandchildren's development and well-being: "Spending time in a loving family environment can help boost children’s vocabulary and make them more emotionally secure, it is found.... The findings come in a review of research papers into child development carried out for the think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Nuffield Foundation."

What House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's 2013 budget proposal would mean for aging services

posted Tue, Mar 20, 2012   by Leading Age

From housing to Medicaid to Medicare, the Republicans' latest budget proposal has profound implications for older Americans. Read more in this Leading Age report.

Needed: Health Professionals to Treat the Aging

posted Wed, Mar 7, 2012   by New York Times

This New York Times article from March 7, 2012, examines the shortage of geriatrically expert health care providers in light of the growing number of older Americans and also profiles the work of The Atlantic Philanthropies and The John A. Hartford Foundation in expanding the geriatrics capacity of the workforce through training and education.


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