Ina Jaffe

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Food Is Just One Serving Of What Meals On Wheels Gives Seniors

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The service delivers meals to homebound seniors and people with disabilities and could be facing big cuts in the Trump budget. Studies show the program improves health and saves money.

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In A Film Industry Focused On Youth, Older Characters Are Tough To Find

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A study of the 25 films nominated for Best Picture Oscars over the past three years found less than 12 percent of the characters were people over the age of 60.

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Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

Monday, February 20, 2017

Scientific evidence showing health benefits from engaging in the arts is still weak. But Los Angeles students in their 80s say their poetry class gives them joy, solace, community and a voice.

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Congress Poised To Stop State-Run Retirement Programs

Monday, February 13, 2017

Congress is poised to rescind an Obama administration rule making it easier for states to set up retirement plans for workers who aren't offered a plan by their employer. California and four other states have plans about to go into effect. Other states and cities have been considering them.

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Obamacare Repeal Could Threaten Provisions That Help Older Adults

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Some lesser known parts of the Affordable Care Act have especially benefited people 50 and older. Will repeal of the ACA bring back sky-high premiums and gaps in Medicare's prescription drug coverage?

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Women's Marchers In Los Angeles Hope To Lead The Fight Against Trump Administration

Sunday, January 22, 2017

California political leaders have positioned the state as the center of opposition to the Trump agenda. Protesters at the Los Angeles Women's March talked about what that means to them.

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Women's Marches Across The Country Highlight Numerous Issues

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Science, women's rights, human rights, LGBT rights, and minority rights are just a few of the issues that were reasons people chose to attend the women's marches across the country on Saturday.

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Without Any Family, Aging Adults Rely On Friends For Help

Monday, January 02, 2017

Some older people don't have children or other family members to fall back on when they need care. Instead, they find that networks of friends can take up the slack.

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Dementia Risk Declines, And Education May Be One Reason Why

Monday, November 21, 2016

The prevalence of Alzheimer's and other dementias declined by almost 3 percent from 2000 to 2012, a study finds. That could be a result of people getting more education, and better health overall.

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Hospital Companions Can Ease Isolation For Older People

Monday, November 21, 2016

Loneliness and social isolation can affect health for the worse. A California hospital is training volunteers to provide companionship and friendly assistance.

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Donald Trump Reaches $25 Million Settlement In Trump University Case

Friday, November 18, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has settled three outstanding lawsuits related to his now defunct Trump University. The $25 million settlement was announced Friday by the New York Attorney General's office.

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President-Elect's Legal Team Wants Judge To Delay Trump University Case

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lawyers in a civil fraud case against Donald Trump and Trump University are in court again Friday to see if Trump can delay the case until after his inauguration. The trial is to begin in 10 days.

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For Startups Marketing To Seniors, A Novel Idea: Move In With Them

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Young entrepreneurs who develop products for older adults have found a way to get instant feedback: They simply move into senior housing, where residents can tests those products on the spot.

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Tom Hayden, Anti-Vietnam War Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies

Monday, October 24, 2016

Longtime social and political activist Tom Hayden has died. He was a key figure during the 1960s anti-war protests, and later channeled that passion into public service as a California state assemblyman.

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Japan's Centuries-Old Tradition Of Making Soba Noodles

Sunday, August 28, 2016

In the remote mountains of the Japanese island of Shikoku, an old woman makes soba noodles by hand from locally grown buckwheat. It's ancient technique that is adapting to modern times.

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How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The population of Naoshima has fallen to 3,000. But this year, its art will attract 800,000 tourists from around the world. "The level of our sophistication has gone up considerably," says a resident.

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A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

Friday, August 26, 2016

A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tsukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.

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For Some Older Adults In Japan, A Chance To Stay In The Workforce

Thursday, August 25, 2016

As Japan's population shrinks and ages, the government wants older adults to remain employed. The traditional retirement age is 60, but a few companies are welcoming those who want to keep working.

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Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Japan expects 7 million cases of dementia among its long-lived residents by 2025. It has started training pharmacists, bankers and postal workers in how to recognize the signs and be supportive.

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Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Convenience is in the eye of the generation. Increasingly, corner markets in Japan target the 27 percent of residents over 65 — offering nursing care advice and home delivery of meals and groceries.

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