2017 Florida Conference on Aging

The Florida Conference on Aging is a multi-disciplinary conference held annually. FCOA is proud to partner with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Florida Association of Aging Services Providers for this event. Watch the FCOA website and Facebook page for information about specific workshops and speakers – full listing available in March 2017. […]

Media: Please don’t let policy makers use euphemisms for cuts in social insurance.

Especially in the age of “alternative facts,” it’s really important for policy makers and especially journalists to use clear, transparent language. One area where that’s particularly germane right now is in regard to cutting Social Security and Medicare. Though many policy makers want to cut these social insurance programs, they rarely say “cut.” Instead, because […]

Why Succeeding Against the Odds Can Make You Sick

In 1997, a few hundred people who responded to a job posting in a Pittsburgh newspaper agreed to let researchers spray their nostrils with a rhinovirus known to cause the common cold. The people would then be quarantined in hotel rooms for five days and monitored for symptoms. In return they’d get $800. “Hey, it’s […]