The New Old Age

Continuing our exploration of blogs on aging.

Today:  The New Old Age is an inspiring blog from the New York Times and offers insights into aging issues for those who are older.  It’s about what makes old age rewarding, and some of the challenges faced by older Americans.

Sample:

By JANE GROSS

I understood for the first time why it is so hard to admit being needy enough for paid help.

March 05, 2012

A Big-Box Store Can Have a Sense of Community, Too

 

A Big-Box Store Can Have a Sense of Community, Too
By JANE GROSS

After years of enjoying the amenities and banter of the office, a newly independent writer finds a sense of camaraderie in a certain Staples store.

February 19, 2012

POSTINGS | RECENT ENTRIES FROM OUR BLOGS
By JANE GROSS and JOHN VUCETICH

Jane Gross The New Old Age blog describes Bob DeMarco’s experience caring daily for his 96-year-old mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease; John Vucetich Scientists at Work column details his research on the wolf and moose populations of Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. (M)a

January 24, 2012

We Are Everywhere
By JANE GROSS

On a single day, I came across a half-dozen family caregivers, all in various stages of exasperation.

December 02, 2011

How Medicare Fails the Elderly
By JANE GROSS

The truth about Medicare: what it pays for is not what most recipients need or want.

October 16, 2011

A Doctor’s Focus Is the Minds of the Elderly

 

A Doctor’s Focus Is the Minds of the Elderly
By JANE GROSS

Dr. Marc E. Agronin is unusual not just because of his specialty but because he is immersed in patients’ lives.

May 1, 2011

The Time It Takes
By JANE GROSS

These were among my early lessons in how hard it is to be old — how long everything takes, how much some of it hurts, and how a caregiver must stop moving at warp speed and adapt to the pace of someone who is disabled.

April 22, 2011

Lost in the E.R.: Her Dignity
By JANE GROSS

That winter we spent so much time in emergency rooms that I made sure the driveway was always shoveled and I wished they gave frequent flier miles.

April 15, 2011

Everything in Its Place, Until It’s Not
By JANE GROSS

I wanted my mother to be fine so badly that I pretended that she was, but my gut, eventually, told me this long-distance, low-maintenance arrangement had about run its course.

April 08, 2011

When Elderly Drivers Must Stop Driving
By JANE GROSS

Few questions are as fraught for doctors and families as: When is it time for someone with physical or cognitive problems to give

 

 

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About alonegwen

Retired educator interested in living life fully. Will write about aging wisely, good reads, food, travel, dance reviews, and other items as they interest me.
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