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Nov 08, 2018

Do You Live in an Age Bubble?

By Margaret Franckhauser, MS, MPH President and CEO, NextFifty Initiative America, like most western cultures, is increasingly divided into groups. Early in our lives, we are sorted by age. We go to school in age cohorts and there we form strong bonds. Outside family, our social events are populated by people very much like us in age – sports events...

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Nov 07, 2018

Till Death Do Us Part…But Share Your Passwords First

By Margaret Franckhauser, MS, MPH President and CEO, NextFifty Initiative I recently heard from a longtime friend in Boston. His wife, long troubled by Multiple Sclerosis, had suffered a stroke at age 64. Her speech, coordination, strength and balance were profoundly affected. She was out of the hospital and in a rehabilitation facility, but the process of recovery will be...

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Oct 25, 2018

Denver Startup Week: Top Five Takeaways for the Aging Space

By Margaret Franckhauser, MS, MPH President and CEO, NextFifty Initiative After Denver Startup Week (September 24-28), I can say with confidence that we are living and working in a hotbed of entrepreneurial passion. The creativity, know-how, drive and curiosity that spins through Downtown Denver during this stretch of time is sure to invigorate anyone who participates. When people attend events...

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Oct 24, 2018

The Benefits of Intergenerational Interaction

By Margaret Franckhauser, MS, MPH President and CEO, NextFifty Initiative As we grow up, we make school, college and work friends. We meet neighbors and others who are involved in similar activities. Without knowing it, we become very focused on peers – who are usually a lot like us. But with the exception of families who are very intentional about...

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Oct 23, 2018

Work with Me: Why Good Technologies for Older Adults Falter

By Margaret Franckhauser, MS, MPH President and CEO, NextFifty Initiative At 82, my neighbor John was living alone and receiving treatment for lung cancer. The treatment affected his nervous system so his balance and coordination were impaired. He was at great risk of falling and injuring himself. His daughter, an experienced nurse, secured a fall alert system for his home...

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