Elder Healthcare http://kalw.org en Meals on Wheels: Food and fellowship for Oakland's elders http://kalw.org/post/meals-wheels-food-and-fellowship-oaklands-elders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are over 40 million people over the age of 65 in the US today. According to the census bureau, that number is going to double by mid-century. While the senior citizen population grows, the country’s economic health is declining, which brings up questions: How will we care for the elderly? How will we ensure they are fed, clothed, and sheltered?</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Jen Chien 30290 at http://kalw.org Meals on Wheels: Food and fellowship for Oakland's elders New study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging http://kalw.org/post/new-study-aims-promote-choir-singing-healthy-aging <p class="p1"><em>The audio for this story is temporarily unavailable.</em></p><p class="p1">Miguel Garcia has tears in his eyes while he’s singing a an old Righteous Brothers tune. This song brings back memories. He’s wearing a red Manchester United jersey, navy blue track pants and bright green flip flops. &nbsp;Sixty one year old Garcia is &nbsp;used to having a microphone in front of him, so he begins belting out a medley of his favorite songs. He says that his past was at times, well, unhealthy.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:44:59 +0000 Angela Johnston 39072 at http://kalw.org New study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging Caring for Queer Elders: East Bay study shows mostly positive trend http://kalw.org/post/caring-queer-elders-east-bay-study-shows-mostly-positive-trend <p _yuid="yui_3_1_1_2_1335452916703175" class="yiv358618467msonormal"><span style="font-size: 13pt">Are lesbian, gay and transgender seniors getting proper and respectful care in nursing homes,<span style="color: #1f497d"> </span>day-care centers&nbsp;and in their own homes?&nbsp; A groundbreaking state-funded survey in Alameda County showed very encouraging trends, and also room for improvement. Dan Ashbrook of the non-profit group Lavender Seniors conducted a series of caregiver trainings also funded by the state grant. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:48:12 +0000 Eric Jansen 9674 at http://kalw.org Caring for Queer Elders: East Bay study shows mostly positive trend