One in five elderly adults in the US is socially isolated from family or friends, increasing their risks for poor mental and physical health, as well as higher rates of mortality, according to a University of Michigan study.
A gaunt, 92-year-old man in a wheelchair sunbathes in a narrow courtyard, motionless, his eyes closed. Nearby, a few dozen other elderly men with short grey hair exercise slowly as an instructor gently calls out, "Don't strain yourselves."
The small illustrations have a nostalgic feel: One shows four men doing the twist, while another describes kabedon, a current buzzword meaning the thumping sound (don) made when someone puts their hand on a wall (kabe). However, the illustration uses a kappa, a creature from folklore, to make fun of the wall move
Kuʻikahi Mediation Center and West Hawaiʻi Mediation Center, in the US, in partnership with Hawai’i County Office of Aging, have partnered to launch a new program providing mediation and conflict resolution support services for kupuna (older person), caregivers and families on Hawaiʻi Island.
British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled a surprise new policy that aims to transfer a greater share of the cost of caring for elderly people from taxpayers to those recipients who can afford to pay for their own care.