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Aging is Happening

April 2020

MAGAZINE

Latest Issue of Vitality Magazine Includes Special Supplement on COVID-19

Our Spring 2020 issue is here. Read about how older adults on social media are challenging ageist stereotypes, and learn more about the school's response to and expertise regarding COVID-19 in a special supplement.
 
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FOOD

How Our Diet Affects Our Immune System

Valter Longo investigates how forms of fasting can help immune function, including resistance to viruses such as COVID-19.
older couple having a serious conversation advanced directives

PLANNING

The Importance of Advance Directives

The threat of serious illness should encourage conversation about care preferences and end-of-life wishes, says Susan Enguídanos.

MONEY

COVID-19 Recovery and Financial Challenges

Reginald Tucker-Seeley looks at health disparities and the pandemic’s impact on financial well-being.
Homemade cards for seniors

SERVICE

Students Reach Out to Isolated Older Adults

USC Leonard Davis School students are connecting with older adults across the country.

 

In the News

“My advice for everyone would be to focus on maintaining three types of activity: physical movement, cognitively stimulating activities, and social activities. Strategies will vary depending on the person and their environment.”
- Assistant Professor Jennifer Ailshire, who was quoted in an April 15 Travel + Leisure article on how isolated older adults can stay active and engaged.
  • Consider pulling residents from nursing homes over coronavirus, says county health director (Los Angeles Times)
  • Cities Must do More to Protect Older Homeless Americans From COVID-19 (US News and World Report)
  • COVID-19: Is Pulling A Loved One Out Of A Nursing Home The Right Decision? (KPCC-FM’s AirTalk)
  • Coronavirus And Advance Directives: Decisions You Need To Make Now (Forbes)
  • Tips On Dementia Caregiving In The COVID-19 Outbreak (Forbes)
  • 7 Expert Tips to Help Retirees Stay Active, Engaged, and Connected During Quarantine (Travel + Leisure)
  • Finding Purpose in the Time of the Coronavirus (Next Ave)
  • Student group connects with seniors remotely (Daily Trojan)
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