As stay-at-home orders spread across the nation, campuses were forced to close and schools began to hold classes online for the rest of the semester—and possibly beyond.
Physicians diagnose homeless individuals with a higher number of illnesses compared to the housing stable population. Also, housing unstable individuals statistically have much shorter lifespans: about 12 years, on average.
When you add transgender identity to this equation, the numbers look even worse.
Exercise is great for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for the elderly. For the younger generation, trying new things tends to be a lot easier, as almost everything is “new” to a child. For the senior generation, coming up with new ideas to exercise the body (and mind!) can be a bit more of a challenge.
As a society, we often tell ourselves that we’ve never been more connected to other people than we are now, thanks to the Internet. In reality, online connections do little to stave off loneliness in the aging population.
Are you a nursing professional who doesn’t want to get tied down to the same gig day in and day out? Well, there’s an app for that! Thanks to technology, you can join the growing number of people who are picking up short-term contract work using their smartphones.
Homelessness among senior citizens will more than double by 2050 from 2010 numbers, surging from 44,000 to roughly 93,000 housing insecure older adults. Now more than ever before, a growing number of senior citizens face an increased risk of homelessness, while at the same time housing costs are on the rise.
Period poverty is when a young woman or girl cannot afford to buy products such as tampons or pads, and it’s a global issue. A growing number of organizations and individuals are banding together to address a lack of access to sanitary products that significantly affect the quality of life of women.
It may surprise you to learn that the nation’s librarians have a much more significant role in American communities than you might think. Across the nation, libraries have experienced a surge in patrons struggling with addiction, homelessness and mental illness. Resultantly, many branches have hired full-time social workers to serve at-risk patrons.
As the world around us changes, society adapts, but how can a population that’s already struggling survive in a transforming environment?
To date, a college degree is still the best route toward building a satisfying and rewarding life. However, many underserved groups fail to receive adequate education to prepare for the rigors of higher learning.