Below the radar, a movement for universal health care is sweeping the nation, and the wins are beginning to roll in.
Publicly funded health care has its problems, as any Canadian or Briton knows. But like democracy, it’s the best answer we’ve come up with so far.
Ancient art of healing helps calm stress of life after the storm
In a culture that values independence above all, many are terrified of growing dependent on the care of others. What could bring dignity and even meaning to the frailty we may face at the ends of our lives?
The general wisdom was, until recently, “If you want to live a long, healthy life, choose your grandparents wisely.” While of course one can’t, just 30 percent of physical aging is genetically predetermined, according to an eight-year study of 1,000 well-functioning seniors, by MacArthur “genius” grant recipients John Rowe and Robert Kahn.
Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.