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MelissaBPhD's podcast

Mar 29, 2022

Join us in today's episode of This Is Getting Old—Part 5: Emergency Preparedness and Resilience. This series is related to the 10-part AARP/ Age-Friendly Social Innovation Challenge participated by George Washington University's Center for Aging, Health and Humanities, our five regional age-friendly municipalities,...


Mar 22, 2022

The proportion of older adults with unmet care and support needs continues to grow significantly as care systems face significant problems in the United States of America. Although 20% of older adults aged 60 and over use home- and community-based support and health services, many older American’s and their families...


Mar 15, 2022

With the population's aging, community engagement has become a critical factor in achieving healthy aging. Low levels of community engagement have been associated with higher death rates and social isolation.

In line with these themes, the active aging approach of the World Health Organization and the age-friendly...


Mar 8, 2022

Anyone can be abused, regardless of age, gender, nationality, religion, ethnicity, or social background. Hundreds of thousands of adults over 60 years old are mistreated, neglected, or monetarily exploited every year. More than half a million reports of elder abuse are made to the police each year in the United States...