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Friday, February 12, 2016
Democratic women are overwhelmingly supporting Hillary Clinton — or rather, those over 45 are. Women under 30 are strongly supporting Bernie Sanders. With the caucuses in Nevada coming up, NPR asks women there what they make of this generational divide.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Many struggle with tremors and balance much of the time, but when the music starts, these people dance. It gives them joy — body and soul. Scientists say dance might have lasting brain benefits, too.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Rain, and lots of it, is falling in parts of California as the first of several El Niño storms makes its way across the state. In the Los Angeles area, county officials have spent extra to offer more shelter options for its large homeless population.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Elizabeth Laird was known as the hug lady because she met every deployment — coming or going — from Fort Hood and gave each soldier a hug. She died Thursday on Christmas Eve.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Testing your hearing is just a phone call away. Doctors hope a cheap, simple at-home test will encourage more people to get their hearing checked, and get help if they need it.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
At 81, Gloria Steinem is still going strong. The noted feminist has been on tour promoting a new book, My Life On The Road, which she insists is not a memoir.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 03, 2015
Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, April 24, 2015
For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Ind.