Aging in America: The Last Unchallenged Stereotype

Aging in America: The Last Unchallenged Stereotype By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH Marketing messages in the media would have us believe that unless we are young and fit into a well-defined description of beauty (i.e. age, shape, athletic ability), we have no value. But, we know through research, and by surveying hundreds of thousands of older adults in America, […]

You Have a Choice!

You Have a Choice! By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH The cat’s out of the bag and there’s no going back. Your grandmother’s belief that how she ages was primarily determined by genes and a little bit of luck, well, that belief has gone the way of the eight-track player. According to the MacArthur Foundation’s 10-year study on aging, approximately […]

What Does it Mean to Live in an Age-friendly Town?

What Does it Mean to Live in an Age-friendly Town? By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH ¬†Age-friendly towns are places that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to remain intellectually and physically active, socially connected, and engaged with life. Some characteristics of an age-friendly town include bike and walking trails, ease of transportation and accessible spaces, regardless […]