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Alive Inside!  The Old, the Young, the Disenfranchised…and Music

Alive Inside! The Old, the Young, the Disenfranchised…and Music

Amara Rose May 23, 2017 0

  The idea for Alive Inside!, a documentary about the effects of music on elders with dementia, began with 94-year-old Henry, who was unresponsive and “had been parked in the hallway of a nursing

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Reversing Loneliness- It’s About Attitude, Not Age

Reversing Loneliness- It’s About Attitude, Not Age

Amara Rose May 16, 2017 2

Loneliness is epidemic in the world today, especially among people over 50. Half of those 50+ identify as lonely, disconnected, and socially isolated. Social isolation can also be a choice: some elders prefer being

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Reimagining Retirement: Encore Careers At Any Age

Reimagining Retirement: Encore Careers At Any Age

Amara Rose May 9, 2017 0

For many people, the seventh and eighth decades of life are a work renaissance, as a recent New York Times piece makes clear. And while older adults, particularly women, do need the money, many

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Older Americans Month: Celebrating Ageless Perennials

Older Americans Month: Celebrating Ageless Perennials

Amara Rose May 2, 2017 0

For most of human history, “aging” wasn’t a hot topic. In the Iron Age, people didn’t live past their twenties. By 1900, the average lifespan was still under 50 in the United States. When

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What the Hack Is Going On?  Digital Protection for Older Adults

What the Hack Is Going On? Digital Protection for Older Adults

Amara Rose April 25, 2017 0

Ideas for Safer Senior Tech I’ve written about how my formerly “Luddite” dad (his term) learned to use a computer at 89, becoming adept enough to hire a plumber based on Yelp reviews and purchase

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Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Ibasho: Creating Communities by Elders for Elders

Amara Rose April 18, 2017 0

How Elder Living is Evolving Part 2 “The paradigm of creating dependence for elders is so ingrained,” says Emi Kiyota, PhD, even those who work in the field may need to be shocked into

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Raw, Unpasteurized, And Ready to Roll

Raw, Unpasteurized, And Ready to Roll

Amara Rose April 11, 2017 0

How Elder Living is Evolving Part 1 Older people aren’t milk or horses, but we tend to treat them that way: “pasteurizing” elders by removing their essence as they grow old, putting them “out

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Andragogy: Lifelong Learning Around the Globe

Andragogy: Lifelong Learning Around the Globe

Amara Rose April 4, 2017 1

In medicine, the motto is: see one, do one, teach one. A little scary if you’re about to be a surgeon’s first patient — but a positive life philosophy when applied to active aging.

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