Monthly Archives: October 2017

GBO NEWS: Puerto Rican Elders Still Struggle Post Hurricane; POLITICO and WaPo on Aging Agenda; 20 Nat’l Press Aging Fellows in DC; Trump Plan & Indian Health; How Elders Lose Rights; & More

Posted: October 12, 2017 at 1:00 am


E-News of the Journalists Network on GenerationsOur 24th Year. 

October 12, 2017 — Volume 17, Number 11

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In This Issue: No, Signore Columbo, we’re not Indians. But welcome! You’re just in time for indigenous People’s Day.

1. SPECIAL COVERAGE—Aging in the U.S. & Puerto Rico (Post Hurricane)

2.GOOD SOURCE ON BAD NEWS IN INDIAN COUNTRY: *** “Indian Healthcare—A System in Free-Fall,” Expert Dave Baldridge in ASA’s Aging Today.

3. EYES ON THE PRIZE: *** List of 20 Reporting Fellows on Aging Meeting, DC, for National Press Foundation Fellowship on Aging.


*** “How the Elderly Lose Their Rights,” by Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker (Oct. 9), on guardianship abuse;

*** “‘Ending Ageism’ Author [Margaret Morganroth Gullette]Tells Readers ‘How Not to Shoot Old People,’” by Paul Kleyman, New America Media;

*** Plus Ageist Trolls on Social Media and in the New Yorker, Too” by Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Silver Century Foundation website;

*** “Gov. Brown Signs ‘Bill of Rights’ for LGBT Seniors in Long-Term Care,” New America Media;

*** “Ailing Seniors Are Fastest-Growing Group Using Medical Marijuana,” by Karen Michel, NPR Here & Now;

*** “Music Brings Healing, Comfort to the Dying,” by JoAnn Mar, KALW Public Radio;

*** “‘Aging in Place’ Takes Less Positive Meaning for Many Detroit Elders,” by Julia Kassem, Detroit Journalism Cooperative;

*** “Stanford ‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear in Many Languages,” by Beth Baker Next Avenue;

*** “Despite Boost In Social Security, Rising Medicare Part B Costs Leave Seniors In Bind,” by Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News, “Navigating Aging” column;

*** “On Anti-Aging, Allure Bests New Beauty by Stuart Greenbaum, Humble Sky blog.