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. […]

New Polling: Americans Are United in Support of Expanding Social Security

Today, Social Security Works released new data from Public Policy Polling that shows Americans united across age, gender, race, and party lines around increasing (not cutting) Social Security benefits and paying for it by requiring the wealthiest Americans to contribute their fair share. “As divided as our country is in many respects, there are some fundamental values that […]

The New War on Drugs: How to Fight Back When Big Pharma Goes Too Far

When the Occupy Wall Street movement emerged as the voice of the “99 percent” of Americans who were hit hardest by the Great Recession, the protest put a spotlight on big banks and financial service companies. They were ultimately responsible for the housing crisis that cost millions their homes, their jobs and their savings. Some […]

The Mathematician’s 90th-Birthday Party

I RECENTLY attended a conference in honor of Ivo Babuska, a professor at the University of Texas, with whom I have written several mathematical papers. There were toasts with a crowd-pleasing (if prudently priced) malbec and puns riffing on “singular value decomposition” that elicited much mirth. After all, it was also Ivo’s 90th-birthday party. Ivo […]