“Aging is Living.” The Couple Working on Several Fronts to Confront a Graying America

“Aging is Living.” The Couple Working on Several Fronts to Confront a Graying America

They sold their company for $1.4 billion. Now, a San Diego couple is working on three fronts—philanthropy, research and policy—to make the United States’ culture and healthcare system more friendly to seniors in an era of rapid demographic transition.

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Why a Foundation Wants to Help Low-Income Seniors Stay Put as They Age

Why a Foundation Wants to Help Low-Income Seniors Stay Put as They Age

Research shows many benefits when the elderly stay in their homes and communities. But much needs to be done to create more age-friendly places as the U.S. faces profound demographic shifts. Here’s how one funder is tackling this challenge.

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Overlooked, But Not Forgotten By This Funder: A Grantmaker Takes on Elder Abuse

Overlooked, But Not Forgotten By This Funder: A Grantmaker Takes on Elder Abuse

With so few funders focused on older Americans, it’s not surprising that there’s little support for work on a big problem like elder abuse. The John A. Hartford Foundation is trying to change by backing a pilot project that it describes as “a visionary approach.”

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A Funder Looks for Scalable Tactics to Fight Poverty and Social Isolation Among the Elderly

A Funder Looks for Scalable Tactics to Fight Poverty and Social Isolation Among the Elderly

Many Americans are facing old age with almost no savings, putting at risk the big gains against elderly poverty of the past half-century. Few grantmakers are paying attention to the coming storm. Here's one that is. 

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