Gerontologist Alexis Abramson has a piece of advice about aging. Her motto is, ‘don't forget about the bright side.’ "You can have 30 years of life when you retire," she said on GPB's On The Story. "What do you want to do with all that time? What have you never been able to do? What are your passions?" Her advice comes on the heels of a new U.S. Census report that shows America is a rapidly aging nation. The number of people older than 65 is expected to skyrocket from the current 43 million, to almost 84 million in 2050. At that point, more than one in every five Americans will be over 65.
Tea Party and other activists opposed to the federal Affordable Care Act packed a small hearing room Monday to listen to the arguments in favor of House Bill 707, sponsored by Rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine). The bill would prevent state institutions and employees from implementing ACA provisions.
Georgia’s new Alzheimer’s task force meets for the first time Thursday to begin developing a plan so the state can adequately serve a growing number of residents and caregivers dealing with the disease. State lawmakers created the Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Task Force earlier this year.