In my career as director of the art program at The Reutlinger Community, I was invited to participate in a fascinating three day international conference entitled “Beauty: The Color of Truth”. The gathering brought people from a variety of realms together- scientists, artists, theologians, and...

When Deirdre Fishel, a New York City-based Jewish filmmaker, watched her 85-year-old mother’s struggle with living alone, she wanted to help. What started as a simple search for a home heath aide unfolded into a two-year intensive examination of the elder care system — all...

In honor of National Retirement Planning Week, now is a good time to take a step back and think about who is helping you with your retirement planning. A financial advisor can be a powerful resource for those heading down the road to retirement. Financial...

Planning for long-term care has become increasingly difficult with cuts to social programs like Medicaid and skyrocketing costs for medical care. Many retirees who receive at least some health insurance coverage from a former employer still pay monthly premiums of more than $200-500, while Medicare...

Drink your milk, and you’ll grow up strong. At least that’s what your mom always said. But decades later, drinking your milk may help keep your brain young, according to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For the study, researchers from the University...

A trio of healthcare heavyweights are testing the theory that today's consumer-facing health and fitness monitors aren’t doing seniors any favors. The AARP is joining forces with UnitedHealthcare and Pfizer in what's expected to be the first of several projects to test mHealth devices for the...

Health care is more affordable in California and New York than it is in Texas and Florida. That's according to a report released Friday by The Commonwealth Fund, a research group that analyzed the country's four largest states. It found significant differences among the states in...

Evidence-based design research is largely associated with aspects of the built environment that support satisfaction and outcomes of the general patient population. But little information exists that’s tied to the very specific segment of the population age 65 and up. That’s what the design team behind...