Gov. Brown Signs Right-to-Die Legislation — California will become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial physician-assisted suicide bill on Monday. The new law will most likely take effect in January. We examine the bill, and analyze what legalizing physician-assisted suicide will mean for California.
Many people fear losing their independence as they get older. They worry about being a burden on their families. They worry about being forced out of their homes. One solution of the last decade is senior villages. These are nonprofit neighborhood associations created by and for elderly residents, so they can stay at home as they age. But this social movement is starting to confront some growing pains.