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Trend: With 25% of US physicians aged 65+, hospitals test older doctors on mental and physical acuity

When Are Doc­tors Too Old to Prac­tice? (The Wall Street Jour­nal):

In Feb­ru­ary, Robert Brown received an email that left him trou­bled. The New Jer­sey hos­pi­tal where the 71-year-old pedi­a­tri­cian was prac­tic­ing informed him that doc­tors age 72 and old­er would have to take a test to assess their phys­i­cal and men­tal health—or risk los­ing their priv­i­leges Read the rest of this entry »

Elderhostel’s Marty Knowlton and Lifelong Learning

A per­son who helped rein­vent “aging”, “retire­ment” and “learn­ing”, con­tribut­ing to the cog­ni­tive health of mil­lions of indi­vid­u­als as a result:

Mar­tin P. ‘Mar­ty’ Knowl­ton dies at 88; co-founder of Elder­hos­tel (Los Ange­les Times)

- “Mar­tin P. “Mar­ty” Knowl­ton, a world trav­el­er who fought ageism by co-found­ing Elder­hos­tel, a pro­gram that pio­neered learn­ing vaca­tions for mature adults, has died. He was 88.”

- “Knowl­ton died Thurs­day of nat­ur­al caus­es at a nurs­ing home in Ven­tu­ra, said David Bian­co, who start­ed Elder­hos­tel with his friend in 1975.”

- “When he was about 50, Knowl­ton became high­ly annoyed by two things: the pre­vail­ing wis­dom that “as you got old­er, your mind auto­mat­i­cal­ly began to fail” and the gov­ern­ment noti­fy­ing him that “old age begins at 55,” he told the Ven­tu­ra Coun­ty Star in 2000.”

The arti­cle: Here

Elder­hos­tel web­site: Here

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