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Finding Purpose in the Time of the Coronavirus (Next Ave)

Next Ave published an essay by Paul Irving, distinguished scholar in residence at the USC Leonard Davis School, on seven ways to find purpose during the pandemic. “In this moment, as we face physical isolation, financial loss and threatened health, finding purpose may actually save lives,” he wrote.

Tips On Dementia Caregiving In The COVID-19 Outbreak (Forbes)

Forbes (via Next Avenue) quoted Caroline Cicero of the USC Leonard Davis School on how to care for people with dementia during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Startling Inequality Gap That Emerges After Age 65 (Kaiser Health News)

Kaiser Health News quoted Eileen Crimmins on the stark inequality in survival between urban and rural individuals over age 65. “Geographic differentiation isn’t random: People who are poor, or who smoke or who are obese tend to be concentrated in certain places,” she said.

Stop & Shop, other grocers have special shopping hours for seniors. Here’s how they work (CNBC)

CNBC quoted Wen Dombrowski about special hours for older adults and immunocompromised individuals at grocery stores in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

America’s growing elderly population is at risk — here’s what we can learn from Italy (MarketWatch)

MarketWatch quoted Paul Irving on why countries with an increasingly older population, including the U.S., are facing serious risks from COVID-19. “There’s a risk to the broader population as well, but we really need to focus on protecting our elders. The older a disease-sufferer, the higher the risk.”

Older Workers Face A Tough Decision: Stay Inside… Or Earn A Paycheck? (LAist)

LAist quoted Kate Wilber of the USC Leonard Davis School on whether older workers should continue working or follow public health recommendations and stay home.

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