There are many kinds of need. When it comes to helping neighbors, some people think only of economic factors. Poverty, after all, is a clear need—without the money to take care of yourself things can get difficult. Sometimes someone else has to step in to lend a hand. This is the foundation of charity, the Read more about Another kind of need[…]
September is Healthy Aging Month, a month dedicated to keeping yourself fit, eating right and making sure everything operates properly as you age. There are a host of little changes you can make to keep your blood pressure down, your weight on target, your muscles strong and your joints flexible, things like walk more, drink Read more about Staying Healthy in September[…]
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So ITNs give rides. That’s obvious. But lots of organizations give rides these days: buses and taxis, Uber and Lyft and a host of other startups. Lots of people are now offering to come to your door, pick you up and take you wherever you want to go. So what makes an ITN ride different? Read more about What makes a ride an ITN ride?[…]
What is a Transportation Network Company? These days everyone is talking about Transportation Network Companies. The big names like Uber and Lyft make daily news as a new form of transportation service provider, born in the smartphone era and upending old models for hailing rides. In 2017 it’s now passé to call a cab; millennials Read more about The Original TNC[…]
This past weekend PBS aired a one-hour documentary on America’s shifting demographics and the implications of our aging society. Coming of Age in Aging America delves into challenges Americans will face as we live longer and our older population increases. We live in uncharted seas, the first time in history that significant numbers of Americans Read more about An Aging America[…]
Dr. Gwen Bergen’s personal experiences are what led to her interest in public health. She grew up whitewater kayaking and canoeing and had some friends who were hurt and another who drowned as a result of these activities. What she realized, consequently, is that many fatal and nonfatal injuries are preventable. She earned her master’s Read more about Dr. Gwen Bergen of the CDC on how older adults can remain mobile and be safer drivers[…]