Caring for Mom & Dad

Americans are living longer than ever before. Who will take care of those who can no longer care for themselves? CARING FOR MOM & DAD (premiering May 2015 on PBS; check local listings) seeks to answer these questions as it explores the emotional, health, and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day. Read and […]

A Group Portrait of New York’s ‘Oldest Old’

It was an average week in an aging city. Frederick Jones, 88, fell in the kitchen of his Crown Heights apartment and went to sleep on the floor, resting until he felt strong enough to pull himself up. Ping Wong, 90, told her daughter that she could not make their annual spring trip to Atlantic […]

Florida pledges to protect inmates with mental illness

Inmates with mental illnesses who were once confined around the clock to a cell block filled with feces, rotten food and insects — and sometimes allegedly beaten, tortured and starved by staff — should be treated more humanely under a landmark lawsuit settlement reached this week between the Florida Department of Corrections and a statewide […]