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Past Free Webinar – December 9, 2014

Aging: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

with Robert L. Kane, MD, Professor and Minnesota Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management

MGS webinar on aging – part 1   MGS webinar on aging – part 2

This session examines how we view aging and the implications of these viewpoints.

  • No one aims to get old but the alternative is even less appealing
  • Our society spends a great deal of money trying to avoid aging
  • Views of aging vary widely. Not everyone ages the same way
  • Aging is associated with a variety of negative changes including multiple chronic diseases and physical and social dependency
  • Aging is associated with coping and adaptation
  • Older people are resilient
  • Our society is not prepared for the expansion of older people and the needs they will bring; now is the time for action

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