Ina Jaffe

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In Nevada, Generation Gap Over Democratic Candidates Widens

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.


Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

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.


Southern California Moves To Protect Homeless As El Niño Rain Hits Region

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.


Elizabeth Laird, Who Gave Hugs To Soldiers At Fort Hood, Dies At 83

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.


Is Everybody Mumbling? Try A Hearing Test You Take On The Phone

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.


Gloria Steinem Shares What She Learned 'On The Road'

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.


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.