50 Years Into the War on Poverty, Hardship Hits Back

When people visit with friends and neighbors in southern West Virginia, where paved roads give way to dirt before winding steeply up wooded hollows, the talk is often of lives that never got off the ground. “How’s John boy?” Sabrina Shrader, 30, a former neighbor, asked Marie Bolden one cold winter day at what Ms. […]

Medicare and Medicaid at 50

Medicare and Medicaid, the two mainstays of government health insurance, turn 50 this month, having made it possible for most Americans in poverty and old age to get medical care. While the Affordable Care Act fills the gap for people who don’t qualify for help from those two programs, there are important improvements still needed […]

A different retirement experience

Choosing to move into a retirement community can be a big decision, whether you’re looking for yourself or a loved one. There are several questions that come to mind when making this decision, some of the most important factors may be comfort and convenience and the quality of life that a retirement community can offer. Jordan […]

At Home, Many Seniors Are Imprisoned by Their Independence

What she mourns most, says Solange DeLaPaz, are the mundane pleasures and rituals of her once-active life. A weekly manicure at the corner nail salon. Saturday excursions to Macy’s shoe department. “I miss going to Sunday brunch on Second Avenue with my friends,” she said. “I miss going to church.” Though only 67, Ms. DeLaPaz […]