Aging by Design

Inspired by the book written by social worker Stephanie Erickson entitled “Plan for Aging Well,” this series explores her point of view as a social worker in the field and what she sees is missing from our current professional caregiving system. Framed around how to better address the emotional, psychological, physical, spiritual, and financial needs of our seniors, each episode focuses on a unique personal story, with ideas on how to improve support for seniors and their caregivers. When it comes to aging, most of us would rather run the other way. But our ignorance is not sparking bliss. It’s leading to hopelessness, depression, financial hardships, isolation, and stress. We’re doing aging wrong. Let’s do better.