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Hippos wallowing in a river in Mozambique (Photo by Frank Burd)
Posted By Marcia Siegal

Tour companies offer advantages

By Frank Burd

In the past six years, I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Africa, China, Thailand and Peru. And I didn’t hitch. I went with tour companies. I travel with tour groups that take me on busses, trains, planes and even boats to many destinations I would never experience otherwise.

Sidney Goldstein leads Hiking Around Philly. (Photo by Konrad)
Posted By Abbey Porter

Exploring Philly area by hiking

About eight years ago, Sidney Goldstein he decided to explore Philadelphia by walking. He also decided he’d rather have company than walk alone. So he started a group through Meetup, an online social networking site, called Hiking Around Philly. “It’s a lot of fun,” he says.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Research & Issues – Week of June 26, 2017

Views on the Ethical Struggle for Universal, High-quality, Affordable Health Care and its Relevance for Gerontology. George M. Martin. Experimental Gerontology, Volume 87, Part B, January 2017, pages 182–189.

Gerontological Competencies among MSW Students: Evaluation of a Gerontology Specialization Program. Scott E. Wilks, Daphne S. Cain, Kellie B. Reed-Ashcraft & Jen Geiger. Journal of Gerontological Social Work,  published online: May 3, 2017.

 

Posted By Abbey Porter

Advocacy alert: Oppose proposed Medicaid cuts to safeguard family caregivers

The President’s budget, released this spring, proposes $610 billion in cuts to the Medicaid program in the next 10 years, on top of the House’s proposed $800 billion cuts in Medicaid in the American Health Care Act (more here).

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