Demand for OC senior programs surges during COVID-19, pointing to a bigger problem ahead

How will local government services and businesses incentivize healthy behaviors and help prevent people from lapsing into cognitive issues as they age? That’s a major point of concern for Sara Mednick, a professor at the University of California, Irvine’s Dept. of Cognitive Science, who says things like parks – “places where people can enjoy their days outside and be active” – can help. But like food insecurity or health care, it’s also an equity issue, she said. “We must create that opportunity for everyone,” Mednick said ….