In 2014, we published an essay from Judy Nelson about the enduring bond to her 20-year-old son who died unexpectedly in 1989. What happened as a result of the article changed Judy’s life forever and continues to affect how she remembers her son. Today, we share her surprising and heartwarming update.
In 2014, Judy Nelson shared the story of losing her son on Next Avenue. In the years that followed, her story resulted in connections with new friends and transformed her life in ways she could never have imagined. READ MORE
We all know the safest place to be for many right now is in our own homes. But what if you or a loved one needs assistance? Read what precautions to take in order to avoid contracting the coronavirus from the person who is there to help. READ MORE
A legion of software developers and tech talent over the age of 50 have come back to the digital trenches to work on older government computer systems overloaded by the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. READ MORE
American Federation for Aging Research is hosting a free webinar 11am – 12pm ET / 8am – 9am PT Tuesday, May 12 to review how immune health makes older adults more vulnerable to COVID-19 and other pathogens, and offer evidence-backed suggestions for what you can do to promote healthy aging and boost your immune health.
The webinar is designed for the general public and will be led by renowned doctors and researchers. They’ll answer questions like:
What is it about immune aging that makes older adults more vulnerable to COVID-19?
How does aging impact the severity of viruses?
How can exercise, nutrition and other lifestyle factors improve your immune health?
Are there treatments that can bolster one’s immune defenses against COVID-19?
A Q&A will follow where attendees can ask their own questions. More information is here. To participate RSVP to Amy@AFAR.org
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