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08.28.17

Aging Gracefully: Exploring Issues of Particular Importance for Aging American Indians and Alaska Natives

By Mehgan Gallagher

Aging is inevitable.  It happens to all of us, and it is not a homogeneous experience.  It impacts everyone differently and on different timelines.  There are a variety of issues that affect aging populations, such as ever increasing healthcare costs, the depletion of Social Security funds, and the rise of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Aging American […]

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06.26.15

A Cause for Celebration: The Americas Lead the Way on Health for Older Persons

By Ana S. Ayala

This post was co-authored by Ana Ayala and Lois Sheng Liu. On June 15, the 45th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons, the very first legally-binding instrument that directly protects the rights of older persons, including their right to health […]

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