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New York Times: Some Good Cities to Grow Old In

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A recent New York Times article highlighted some good cities to grow old in including: Portland, Oregon New York City, New York Iowa City, Iowa Los Angeles, California Madison, Wisconsin Cleveland and Minneapolis Sausalito, California And More Omaha, Boston, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Columbia, Mo… View the full article here with examples of projects these…

Miami-Dade Commissioners pass safer streets resolution to reduce bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities

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Miami-Dade Commissioners have passed a safer streets resolution to reduce bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities. This will make streets safer for people of all ages and abilities in Miami-Dade County. Learn more: http://www.miamidade.gov/releases/2016-06-08-parks-safer-people-safer-streets-resolution-passed.asp?utm_source=media&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=release-distribution&utm_term=parks-recreation-open-spaces

NPR: Baby Boomers Will Become Sicker Seniors Than Earlier Generations

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A new article from NPR highlights a study conducted by United Health Foundation that says that baby boomers will have more diabetes and obesity compared to previous generations. They will also be 9% less likely to say they are in good or excellent health. Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/25/479359856/baby-boomers-will-become-sicker-seniors-than-earlier-generations?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+First+Edition&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=29927204&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9dYQOZtG6Bqj9ODf3_CjpEIW9gXl2lMvVI9MienQ3tCUBRlcTwRTNcRauJ2Eg-NGTkLGee1QtPjknFBbhNoI6XOeXdowvvusCfC8okMW554PloJ_E&_hsmi=29927204

Forbes: L.A. Now Wants To Be A Place For Purposeful Aging

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A new Forbes article talks about how LA is now on a mission to become a place for purposeful aging. They have launched a three year project: Purposeful Aging Los Angeles. Read the full article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/05/20/l-a-now-wants-to-be-a-place-for-purposeful-aging/#4ea522219ecd   

UM Study Links Neighborhood Greenness to Reduction in Chronic Diseases among Miami-Dade Seniors

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A new study of a quarter-million Miami-Dade County Medicare beneficiaries showed that higher levels of neighborhood greenness, including trees, grass and other vegetation, were linked to a significant reduction in the rate of chronic illnesses, particularly in low- to middle-income neighborhoods. Led by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of…

Clinical Review: Prevention of falls in older people living in the community

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Advisory Committee Member Edgar Viera’s Clinical Review, Prevention of falls in older people living in the community, was recenlty published the BMJ. Access the full article here: http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i1419.full?ijkey=skBRWeTQnz1mZfI&keytype=ref

Evidence from International Study Highlights Need for More Walkable Neighborhoods

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A recent study done in fourteen cities across the globe shows evidence and highlights the need for more walkable communities. Some of the main findings include: Residential density, number of public transport stops, number of street intersections and number of parks within walking distance were found to be the most activity-friendly characteristics of a neighborhood. Each…

Changing Aging: The Fixes for Ageism

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Changing Aging’s article, The Fixes for Ageism, discusses ageism and ways that it can be addressed. Read the full article at: http://changingaging.org/blog/the-fixes-for-ageism/  

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