The 2017 theme for Older Americans Month is Age Out Loud. Since 1963, OAM has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories, and their contributions. This year's theme emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.
With a new Congress and administration taking control, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are under threat, and with them, the safety and security of adults over age 50 will be harmed.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been transformative for Washington state and its residents. The ACA’s broad ranging effects have benefitted Washington’s residents, health industry and the state on many levels.
Now's the time to get the most out of your Medicare. The best way to stay healthy is to live a healthy lifestyle. You can live a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease by exercising, eating well, keeping a healthy weight, and not smoking. Medicare can help.
Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active and reduce their chance of falling. The entire curriculum
Bea Rector is the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) in Washington state. ALTSA administers long-term services and supports to low income seniors and individuals with disabilities; a system which is ranked in the AARP Scorecard as 2nd in the nation
There’s a lot more to aging than a number BY ANNA SCHLECHT As the Baby Boomers rapidly morph into the Elder Boomers, they present some challenging demographics as the first generation of seniors to outnumber their children’s generation. For the first time in history, the number of people over 65