Category: Healthy Aging (Page 9)

December 1, 2015

The Shingles Vaccine: Should I Get It?

Welcome to the next installment in our series on the importance of vaccinations. Last time we talked about immunosenescence, which refers to the weakening of the immune system that occurs when humans age, and influenza. This time we'll take a look at another disease: shingles.
November 23, 2015

National Geographic Channel Special on Healthspan, Sunday, November 29

This Sunday, November 29 at 9 p.m. ET, the National Geographic Channel will debut an important special, The Age of Aging. Directed by Ron Howard, it highlights the pioneering research dedicated to extending our healthy years of life, or healthspan.  
November 5, 2015

NPR’s Scott Simon on Why Older Adults Have a ‘Genius for Life’

Scott Simon, an award-winning journalist for National Public Radio, was the recipient of the Alliance’s Indispensable Person of the Year Award in recognition of his 2015 book Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime.
November 2, 2015

Article Makes Case for the Extension of Healthspan

Extension of healthspan on a global scale is of utmost importance as the world population lives longer than ever before. Unless something is done to improve the health of older adults as they age, experts believe the health care systems of many nations could be overwhelmed.
October 2, 2015

A Memorable Evening at the Alliance Annual Dinner

On the evening of Tuesday, September 29, the Alliance held the 22nd Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
September 29, 2015

Alliance for Aging Research Celebrates Healthy Aging at Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner

Nonprofit Organization Honors Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Diana DeGette, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D., and Scott Simon
September 28, 2015

Meet Our 2015 Annual Dinner Award Winners

We recognize four people who have made extraordinary contributions to advancing healthy aging in national policy, science, and literature.
September 13, 2015

On This Grandparents Day Encourage Vaccination among the Older Adults in Your Life

Today is Grandparents Day, an opportunity for families to make a special effort to appreciate their grandparents.
September 11, 2015

HROTW: Aging Healthy

September is Healthy Aging Month! It's a celebration of people and the ways they stay in good health. 
September 8, 2015

It’s Healthy Aging Month

Healthy Aging Month provides an opportunity to educate on the importance of healthy aging so we can ensure our later years are not just more numerous, but lived in good health.