Gray Matters: We must do better

June is Elder Abuse Prevention Month and an opportunity to think about elder abuse as a social justice issue.

When we consider elder abuse as strictly an individual problem or family affair, we fail to see how societal structures and systems create a world ripe for abuse. Getting old is seen as the sole qualification for being a victim, just as victims of sexual violence are assumed to have done something to “deserve” it.

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Less Invasive Procedure for Heart Valve Disease Comes of Age

(This article appeared previously on the website of the American Heart Association.) Aortic stenosis is primarily a problem for the elderly: In developed countries such as the United States and Canada, about 3 percent of those over age 75 will develop the dangerous heart valve disease. With an aging U.S. population, that creates some urgency…

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Originally posted 2017-08-04 08:23:38.

Hoping for a Phased Retirement? Don’t Count on It

Talk about dashed expectations. A study published today from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS) finds that 77 percent of employers believe many of their employees plan to continue working after they retire and 47 percent say many of their employees envision a phased transition to retirement. Yet far fewer actually let them keep…

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Originally posted 2017-08-04 08:23:28.

Startups to Age Healthier Look to Silicon Valley for Support

Many startups aim to use technology to improve the lives of people as they age, from app-enabled ride sharing services to online marketplaces that help people find and manage caregivers. But the startups that generated the most enthusiasm in a business plan competition at the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, an annual conference recently held…

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Originally posted 2017-08-04 08:23:17.

I Hired My Daughter to Be My Tech Savior

I used to have the same anxiety dream as many people: It’s the day of my big exam but I haven’t studied or attended class all semester. Lately, my dreams have morphed into a more contemporary script. I’m traveling, armed only with a mobile device. I can’t remember my password! Disconnected from civilization, I pounce…

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Originally posted 2017-08-04 08:23:07.

Worth Watching: Fifty-five, Unemployed and Faking Normal

(Editor’s Note: This story is part of a partnership between Chasing the Dream and Next Avenue.) Have you seen Elizabeth White‘s TEDx talk yet?  It’s based on White’s excellent book, Fifty-five Unemployed and Faking Normal, which sprang out of a Next Avenue essay she wrote in 2016.  Her TEDx talk has been drawing heartfelt comments…

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Originally posted 2017-08-03 12:13:17.

Genetic Testing and Counseling for Breast Cancer Can Help Guide Decisions

After a routine mammogram in 2014 revealed a tumor in her right breast, Wendy Mayer was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma. Fortunately, it had not spread. But her mother, her grandmother and a cousin had all had breast cancer, so on the advice of her doctors, Mayer underwent genetic testing. “I think waiting for those…

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Originally posted 2017-08-03 08:18:48.

How Employers Read Between the Lines of Your Resume

Do you know what employers are truly looking for when they search each part of a resumé? Once you understand what hiring managers are inferring from yours, you’ll be able to create a great resumé and be more likely to then get a job interview with it. Current and Past Positions Your current position tells…

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Originally posted 2017-08-02 07:43:54.