New light in winter

Aging | Christians see opportunity for outreach among Japan’s oldest citizens
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 1/06/17, 04:00 am

STRAY SNOWFLAKES SWIRL IN THE AIR as a cold wind stings cheeks. It’s wintertime in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago, and the capital city of Sapporo is steeped in shades of gray. The temperature is 10 degrees outside, but it’s warm inside the small Doronko Adult Daycare Center, as light streams through a large bay window.

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Looking for a way out of Texas nursing homes

Health | Advocates say disabled people are getting stuck in institutions
by Gaye Clark
Posted 7/06/16, 06:26 pm

A group of people with disabilities and their advocates are suing Texas social services officials for allegedly “forcing” some 4,500 Texans to live in nursing homes. The group says thousands of people with disabilities aren’t properly screened by the state and therefore aren’t offered more appropriate living options.

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Old and beautiful

by Mickey McLean
Posted 6/16/15, 05:08 pm

When WORLD publishes an obituary of an elderly person, should we accompany it with a recent photo or one of the person when he or she was younger?

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