senior-issues

COMMENTARY

America is aging rapidly. Our policies need to keep pace | Ray E. Landis

BY: - October 21, 2021

In many ways, Pa. is a laboratory for what the rest of the country is beginning to experience as its population ages.

COMMENTARY

We have to reverse COVID’s blow to American life expectancy. Here’s how | Ray E. Landis

BY: - August 22, 2021

Guaranteeing the future of Social Security and Medicare are two good places to start

COMMENTARY

Report: Number of Americans who need long-term care will double by 2065 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 30, 2021

By age 90, more than half of all U.S. adults require help bathing, eating, and with other activities of daily life.

COMMENTARY

How our post-truth age has made it easier for scammers targeting the elderly to flourish | Ray E. Landis

BY: - May 18, 2021

It is troubling to contemplate the number of people who are susceptible to this kind of lie, which targets some of our most vulnerable.

COMMENTARY

My family’s long-term care story – and what it says about the challenges we all face | Ray E. Landis

BY: - May 2, 2021

There's no one way to do it, but we need to do a better job of preparing families for the decisions that are coming.

Amended health order aims to get vaccines to homebound Pennsylvanians

BY: - April 26, 2021

During an appearance in Reading on Monday morning, Wolf, joined by administration officials and local lawmakers, said the administration had amended its vaccine administration order to allow vaccine providers to partner with local entities to administer vaccines statewide.

COMMENTARY

Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 15, 2021

Senior-friendly ride-sharing services, more neighborhood amenities, the potential for driverless cars – all offer alternatives that can help Pennsylvania’s growing older population avoid isolation.

COMMENTARY

The COVID-19 pandemic taught us brutal lessons in 2020. Will we heed them in 2021? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - December 30, 2020

The question for the future will be whether the people who died of COVID-19, and the families who suffered, will be written off as a tragic consequence of a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, or whether their sacrifice can lead to a better system.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette seeking volunteers, donations to serve the elderly | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 9, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused fundraisers for Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Fayette to be canceled, the organization's volunteers are still serving the needs of those in the community.

COMMENTARY

Older people take longer to heal. This is why — and why it’s important | Opinion

BY: - November 27, 2020

Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.

COMMENTARY

Pa. has a State Plan on Aging? Here’s what you need to know about this important document | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 25, 2020

Every state is required to produce such a blueprint in order to receive millions of dollars of funding from the federal Older Americans Act.

COMMENTARY

Older people like President Trump are at more risk from COVID-19 because of how the immune system ages | Analysis

BY: - October 4, 2020

People of all ages can get sick from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. But the severity of the illness tends to worsen the older the patient is.