Ina Jaffe

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For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lydia Smith, 87, is one of the 2.6 million women ages 65 and over living at or below the poverty line. Older women are more than twice as likely as men to live in poverty.


Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

Monday, October 19, 2015

Many families must sign a binding arbitration agreement when a loved one is admitted to a nursing home, pledging not to sue if something goes wrong. Proposed rules would ban that requirement.


States To Workers: Let Us Help You Build Your Retirement Savings

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

About half of workers in the U.S. have no retirement plan on the job. State-run, IRA-type programs are increasingly popular, with at least 20 states introducing legislation to create these programs.


From California, A Warning To Republicans On Anti-Immigration Rhetoric

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

In the 1990s, California passed a ballot measure to deny state services to people in the country illegally. It was overturned, but some say it's responsible for swinging the state heavily Democratic.


Social Security A Targeted Issue For GOP Candidates

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The second GOP presidential debate is coming up and social security has become a campaign issue. Some candidates are calling for cuts, while others are calling for tax hikes and expanding benefits.


Before There Was The Donald, There Was Arnold

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Donald Trump's foray into politics has had some scratching their heads. But not in California, where celebrity candidates like former Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger are, like, so 12 years ago.


A Community Built Around Older Adults Caring For Adoptive Families

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A neighborhood in Rantoul, Ill., offers older adults a break in rent in exchange for six hours a week helping families with adopted foster kids. And the model is catching on.


Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

Monday, July 13, 2015

In the past, the White House's once-a-decade summit on aging was a multi-day event attended by thousands, but this time there was no funding. So it's a one-day event for a couple of hundred guests.


#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Friday, July 03, 2015

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.


Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.


Documentary Spotlights Perfectly Accessorized Iris Apfel

Monday, May 11, 2015

Renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles' last film, Iris, is a portrait of 93-year-old style icon and self-described "geriatric starlet" Iris Apfel.


Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Afraid of saying the wrong thing to someone with a serious illness? Now there are "empathy cards" that make fun of those well-meaning but tasteless remarks.


Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

Monday, April 27, 2015

As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.


#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine's Dark Origins And Spalding Gray's Last Days

Friday, April 24, 2015

For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Ind.


Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer's. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.


#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."


Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.


Richard Glatzer, Indie Film Director Behind 'Still Alice,' Dies

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Filmmaker Richard Glatzer, who directed a number of well regarded indie films with his husband, Wash Westmoreland, has died. Glatzer had Lou Gehrig's disease but chose to keep working.


Seniors Speed-Date In 'Age Of Love'

Sunday, March 08, 2015

In his new documentary, The Age of Love, filmmaker Steven Loring profiled several people between 70 and 90 at a speed dating event in Rochester, N.Y.


Speed Dating For Seniors Who Aren't Interested In Slowing Down

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A new film follows daters ages 70 to 90 looking for love in five-minute intervals. "Speed dating for seniors" may sound funny, but The Age of Love is really about our lifelong need for intimacy.