Childhood and late adulthood are associated with vastly different but equally pressing needs that policymakers have been grappling with for decades. Children are vulnerable to abuse and neglect at the hands of others and older adults can easily become subject to the compounding issues of failing health and isolation. The Encore Boston Network, a coalition […]
About Holly Raiborn
Holly is a rising senior attending Wellesley College. She is majoring in Sociology and Economics and hopes to attend law school in 2019.
Entries by Holly Raiborn
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a leading cause of death for older adults in America and one of the principal causes of decline in quality of life for seniors living with the cognitive illness. The National Institute on Aging estimates that over 5 million Americans are living with AD and that number is expected to triple […]
One of the most pervasive concerns facing our aging population is decreased mobility. Inadequate transportation can affect seniors in urban and rural settings alike, and the inability to get around easily makes independent living extremely difficult for older residents of cities in particular. Often unable to drive or take traditional forms of public transit, securing […]
The average age of Bostonians is getting higher by the year, and so are the costs of housing and healthcare. According to the 2014 Aging in Boston report, even seniors with incomes well above the poverty line face a financial burden due to the high cost of living in the area. More often than not, […]