Innovation is at the forefront of the aging sphere. This section is a source of information on the new technology allowing us to age better and in place through products, apps and services in the areas of health care, fitness, finance and more.
You can read about the rise of artificial intelligence and virtual reality in our homes and daily lives, plus how to navigate the ways technology, social media and the internet affect our relationships. These stories help us imagine how the lives of older people might look in the near and distant future with all of these big changes in mind.
Leg discomfort can knock you off your feet and it should never be ignored
An ADU might be worth considering to care for a parent nearby
A technique shown to work in mice uses CRISPR genome-editing technology
This podcast discusses the Go4Life initiative and gives helpful suggestions
A podcast episode with an American Council on Exercise director on getting active
A new book explains why so many grieving people also experience anxiety
One theory says that nature's beauty elicits a positive response in our bodies
Age-friendly services, neighborhoods and city rankings are just a few elements
Do it the right way, and reap the benefits of getting stronger
Reactions to our story reveal strong feelings about this topic
Everyone could learn a thing or two from these much-adored online icons
The difference between where Americans would prefer to die and where they do
Author Mary Pipher ('Reviving Ophelia') plots the course
Experts say it could be due to patient expectations and tech advancements
The children's performer is now motivating adults (and Beluga Grads) to make change
The Elder Orphan Facebook group finds that many without families lack support
A writer shares her take on tech innovations designed to improve daily life
Writer Elaine Soloway believes it's never too late to be confident and fearless
Work & Purpose
Give 5 works by showing prospective volunteers the local needs firsthand
Follow our in-depth examination of current health care offerings through an age-friendly lens. What does age-friendly health care look like, and how do you locate and access it? We cover how to prioritize your unique needs when selecting providers and treatments for yourself or a loved one.