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Leon Haley and Robert Laskowski

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The Aging of Martha’s Vineyard: Planning now for the inevitable

The truism “The only certainty after we are born is that we will die” is life's most somber adage. Given life’s finiteness, it is...

The Aging of Martha’s Vineyard: Discerning aging’s social benefits

The social benefits of an aging community at first glance appear more difficult to identify than aging's economic implications. When we consider “social” issues,...

The Aging of Martha’s Vineyard: Economic benefits

Under the leadership of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard, collaborative efforts are underway to move the Island to be a more age-friendly community. The major...

The Aging of Martha’s Vineyard: Community needs, community costs

Over recent decades, the life expectancy of people over the age of 65 has dramatically increased. The Social Security Administration reports, “A man reaching...

The Aging of Martha’s Vineyard: What history teaches us

History teaches us that significant demographic shifts in the population of the U.S. are accompanied by major changes in the communities which have experienced...

The aging of Martha’s Vineyard: Costs, benefits, and opportunities

Throughout our history, the U.S. has undergone a number of significant changes in our population. We are now in the midst of one of...