America Discovers Aging

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America Discovers Aging


Stein, Robert G., Aging Today


The major media outlets have 'discovered" aging in America, and are giving the topic increased attention: news aggregator The Huffington Post publishes "Aging Gracefully," which collects stories covering everything from "reinvention" and love to post-50 parenting; The New York Times hosts its popular The New Old Age blog and recently devoted a large portion of a Sunday edition to baby boomer retirement; and, in ASA's headquarters city, the San Francisco Chronicle runs elder health and retirement stories on a near daily basis.

Perhaps the demographics of our aging nation have finally garnered that mass appeal necessary for capturing the attention of the mainstream press. We welcome the increased attention to the issues of concern to older adults and their families. ASA has been reporting on these coming trends for more than 40 years, and we will continue to provide thoughtful- and thought-provoking- research-based coverage of subject matter that helps ASA members to best serve older people.

Using our web seminar learning platforms, ASA's Journalist's Exchange on Aging (JEOA) offers journalists and other media professionals regularly scheduled access to experts in the field. ASA continues to host members of the media at our Aging in America Conference: this past March, the conference attracted more than 60 news organizations, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Huffington Post and About.com. ASA's access to current experts and thought leaders makes our conference and web seminars the reliable resource.

This issue of Aging Today speaks to those now newsworthy demographics, with real numbers from demographer Peter Francese, plus articles on rural "natural decrease," where overall population growth is slowing in areas from Appalachia to the Corn Belt; on elderly women living solo; and on much-needed inclusive and safe housing for adults older than 65. We also offer articles on working models of replicable, culturally competent care; on dental health disparities; and on anti-ageism training in medical schools. And there's a photo essay on new ways to treat Alzheimer's patients, plus an interview with the author of a pragmatic (and provocative) new guide, The Caregiving Wife's Handbook.

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