Category Archives: Explore The Issues

One of the great popular divides between people is to establish whether they see the glass as half full or half empty: are they optimists or pessimists? Another, that seems to grow in intensity as the possibility of retirement draws nearer, is the difference between those who see work (where it is narrowly defined as […]

University Of Southern California A program that brings together older adults and elementary school students gives children academic and social support and lets the volunteers see how they can help the next generation. “The Baltimore Experience Corps Trial” is the first large-scale experiment to demonstrate that taking part in an intergenerational civic engagement program helps […]

by Wendy Zukerman IMAGE: AROUND THE WORLD, RETIREES AND THE ELDERLY ARE TRIALING ALTERNATIVE LIVING ARRANGEMENTS. (LEVY CARNEIRO JR(Flickr; CC; NY))   The current options for retirement are rather uninspiring—stay at home or go to an aged care facility. Pioneering groups of architects, the elderly and social scientists are looking at creative alternatives, however. Life Matters […]