Symposium to focus on ‘livable communities’

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Conversations about upcoming massive demographic changes, such as the doubling of the older population in the next 25 years, traditionally center on aging as an individual phenomenon and the difficulties associated with an aging body. But Phil Stafford, director of Indiana University’s Center on Aging and […]

IU disabilities expert: Decision shows Supreme Court catching up on language

Language matters. And language evolves. A change of terminology included in a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision illustrates the point, according to David Mank, director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at IU Bloomington. The court, in the Hall v. Florida decision issued late last month, abandoned its past practice of referring to […]

Workshop speaker promotes civic engagement for older adults

Americans are living longer and healthier lives, and that presents both a challenge and an opportunity, says Jan Hively, the organizer of several peer networks and learning programs dedicated to active aging. The challenge is that communities often aren’t organized in ways that make it easy for people to remain active and engaged as they […]