Successful Aging turns 20: Helen Dennis shares memorable advice about getting older (Los Angeles Daily News)

Los Angeles Daily News featured a column by former USC Leonard Davis lecturer Helen Dennis, who mentioned her prior work at USC and advice about getting older. “The field of aging is more exciting than ever with new possibilities in technology, careers, housing, transportation, business and more.  At the same time, we need to be cognizant that there is a downside to aging as older adults live in poverty and face ageism, the crisis of dementia and challenges of caregiving, staff shortages in nursing homes and more, ” she wrote. “Yet – we need to keep focused and optimistic as we leverage the strengths and opportunities of this new life stage while having a commitment to address the challenges of an aging society through public policy, enhanced services, research and providing equitable health care that will guarantee equal opportunities for economic stability, health, purpose and dignity for all ages.”