Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer

Catherine Price (@catherine_price) is the author of “How to Break Up With Your Phone” and creator of Screen/Life Balance. If you’re like many people, you may have decided that you want to spend less time staring at your phone. It’s a good idea: an increasing body of evidence suggests that the time we spend on our smartphones is interfering with our sleep, self-esteem, relationships, memory, attention spans, creativity, productivity and problem-solving and decision-making skills. But there is another reason for us to rethink our relationships with our…

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Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris
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Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris

Love, meaningfulness and the power of connection don’t stop just because we get old. By Barry Eisenberg. NYTimes  May 22, 2019 My Aunt Doris recently passed away, exactly two weeks before her birthday. She would have been 107. I have been involved in health care for my entire professional life, as a hospital executive, consultant, and professor of health care management. But the time spent with my aunt at the end of her life taught me more about living and dying than all…

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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

(Excerpted from:)A six-month investigation by KHN and PBS NewsHour finds that older Americans are quietly killing themselves in nursing homes, assisted living centers and adult care homes. by Melissa Bailey and JoNel Alecca  April 9, 2019 When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage…

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Claude Stout Announces Intent to Retire from TDI

Claude Stout's retirement date will mark 23 years of service as a dedicated advocate and policy player for the deaf and hard of hearing community. “It has truly been a high honor and privilege to work for TDI. I am most proud to have played a part in TDI’s fifty-one years in shaping an accessible world for our deaf and hard of hearing Americans. I wish TDI the very best in its future” he noted. Sheila Conlon Mentkowski, President of TDI Board,…

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It’s time to ‘get real’ ID

REAL ID will be required to fly and enter government facilities by 2020 Michele Harris March 25th, 2019 from Erikson's Tribune newsletter Since the U.S. doesn’t have a national identity card, a driver’s license has become the nation’s de facto form of official identification. However, a driver’s license is authorized by an individual state, and each state has its own unique system and requirements for obtaining one. For example, some states require a birth certificate before they issue a license. Others do…

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How to Age Well (Part Five – Live Well)

By Tara Parker-Pope Live Well Getting older is inevitable (and certainly better than the alternative). While you can’t control your age, you can slow the decline of aging with smart choices along the way. From the foods you eat and how you exercise to your friendships and retirement goals — it all has an effect on how fast or slow your body ages. Keep reading for simple ways to keep your body tuned up and your mind tuned in. And the good news…

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