Human Ecology Forum

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring

Group Housing Offers a Middle Ground of Options for Seniors
Between 10 and 50 percent of the nursing home population may be there unnecessarily. Group housing offers an attractive alternative for older people who cherish their privacy yet would benefit from daily emotional or physical support. So why hasn't...
Liveable Communities
Communities that strive to improve the quality of life for their older residents benefit in many ways. The span of age groups is retained, and the supportive environment enriches the lives of the young. Many of the 34 million Americans over age...
Medical Allowances for Employee Health Coverage
In less than 10 years, many employers will no longer offer regular health insurance but, instead, will offer employees medical allowances. Whatever is not spent on health care will be saved by employees for retirement, predict two Cornell health care...
Music-Good for Not Only the Soul, but the Brain
At the college's Early Childhood Center, the sound of music reverberates throughout the day, all in the name of fun, creative expression, and brain development. These musical sounds at the center, which emphasizes both education and research, might...
New Center to Influence Employment Policy for People with Disabilities
More than 43 million Americans have some type of disability, and many of those people have trouble either finding work or successfully doing their jobs. Consider three workplace obstacles presented by the U.S. Department of Labor: * An assembler...
Nutrition Program for Small, Social Cooking Groups Is a Hit
Women who cook, eat, and chat together also improve their diet together, according to a Cornell University study of a Cornell Cooperative Extension program. In fact, women on limited income who participated in the six-week Sisters in Health program...
Pathways to Life Quality
STUDYING RESIDENTIAL CHANGE AND ADJUSTMENT IN THE LATER YEARS A 20-year collaborative, longitudinal study will shed light on what it's like to grow old in various residential settings, how older people decide to move, how they adjust to housing...
The Problem with Social Security - and a Plan to Save It
Americans are living longer and retiring earlier. If this trend continues, financial shortfall of the Social Security system is inevitable. Policy expert Richard Burkhauser has a plan to save the system for future generations. Social Security has...

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