2016 News Archive


2016 Press Releases and Statements

National Campaign Focuses on Problem of Social Isolation & Loneliness in Older Adults

November 16, 2016 

Health Benefits of Volunteering for Older Adults Focus of National Campaign
October 4, 2016 

n4a Celebrates Innovations in Aging
July 26, 2016 

Campaign to Prevent Financial Exploitation of Older Americans Kicks Off
June 15, 2016 

Improving Health & Well-Being of Older Americans & People with Disabilities Focus of New Program 
June 1, 2016 

4 Million Low-Income Older Adults Could Boost Their Annual Budget by One-Third
May 3, 2016 

House Reaffirms Support for Aging Programs that Help Millions of Older Americans
March 21, 2016 

Former Head of White House Conference on Aging to Join National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
January 29, 2016 

Area Agencies on Aging Nationwide Launch Pharmacy Benefits Week to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Maximize Benefits
January 26, 2016 


2016 News Stories

Seniors Face Growing Health Risk from Social Isolation

December 31, 2016 | Denver Post

When Friends Become Caregivers
December 29, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report
 
Loneliness: A Growing Health Threat for Older Adults
December 25, 2016 | Forbes

Helping the Lonely and Elderly During the Holidays
December 22, 2016 | Baltimore Sun

Loneliness: A Growing Health Threat for Older Adults
December 20, 2016 | Next Avenue

Experts Say Be Aware of Elderly Isolation at Holidays
December 14, 2016 | Detroit News

Local Agencies Offer Services for Seniors to Keep Living at Home Longer
December 13, 2016 | Holland Sentinel

Reverse Mortgage Lenders Fined for Ads That ‘Tricked’ Older Borrowers
December 9, 2016 | New York Times

Isolation Puts Seniors at Risk
November 28, 2016 | The Columbus Dispatch

As Social Isolation Grows as a Problem Among Older Adults, What Helps?
November 17, 2016 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Loneliness is Bad for Your Health. This New Campaign Aims to Curb Isolation
November 17, 2016 | PBS

Campaign Helps Seniors Suffering from Social Isolation and Loneliness
November 16, 2016 | USA Today

States of Retirement
November 11, 2016 | Capital Ideas

As Rural America Ages, Volunteers Give a Hand
October 25, 2016 | Stateline

Helping Seniors Be the Difference in Their Communities
October 13, 2016 | Leading Age

Looking for Elder Care Resources? Here’s Where to Begin
September 26, 2016 | USA Today

Technology Startups Target In-Home Care Market for Elderly
August 5, 2016 | Bloomberg Technology

Senior Solutions SHIP Interview with Autumn Campbell 
July 20, 2016 | Stateline
 
Grocery Stores, Grab Bars and 'Golden Girls'
June 24, 2016 | Stateline

Can Car-Centric Suburbs Adjust to Aging Baby Boomers?
June 20, 2016 | Stateline

Senior Citizens Lose Billions, Fear to Report Financial Exploitation
June 15, 2016 | USA Today

Not junk mail: Social Security letter can cut Medicare costs
May 26, 2016 | Reuters

Help the Aged: Millions of Low-Income Elderly Missing Out On Assistance
May 22, 2016 | Associated Press

Baby Boomers Dealing With Debt Can Find Financial Help
May 22, 2016 | Detroit Free Press

Billions in aid for low-income seniors go unclaimed
May 5, 2016 | Marketplace

West Health Institute Applauds Reauthorization of Older Americans Act
April 19, 2016 | PR Newswire
 
Experts: Caregiver Crisis Coming
April 18, 2016 | Knoxville News Sentinel

Aging Parents at a Distance Who Aren’t Really ‘Just Fine’
March 30, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report

Finding Support for Seniors Facing Challenges Living Alone
March 30, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report

Navigating Medicaid for Elder Care Can Be as Painful as the Ailments
March 26, 2016 | USA Today

Grants Roundup: Marcus Foundation Gives $75 Million to Heart Institute 
March 23, 2016 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Navigating Medicaid For Seniors Can Be Painful 
March 21, 2016 | Courier-Journal

Here's the Economic Impact of the Longevity Bonus
March 14, 2016 | Next Avenue

Connecting Seniors to Community Aging Services
February 8, 2016 | The Senior Zone- Interview

Actor Michael Kelly (aka Doug Stamper) Lobbies for Seniors Because of His Mom
January 14, 2016 | Washington Post

Income Inequality will Become More Pronounced as US Ages
January 14, 2016 | Al Jazeera America


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