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August 2017

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posted 08.15.2017
ASA congratulates Mr. Robertson on his new role, and looks forward to continued work with the ACL in its service to America’s older adults and people with disabilities. Read More
posted 08.11.2017
This Summer 2017 issue of Generations was conceived as a reflection about this time, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, to determine if the youth then, now in their late 60s, 70s, and early 80s, are very different than other generations. Read More
posted 08.11.2017
The happenings in the Haight-Ashbury failed to plant a new republic acceptable to middle Americans. By conjoining sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, however, youth forged a worldview that criticized and redirected U.S. cultural norms. In adolescence, these baby boomers rarely trusted anyone... Read More
posted 08.10.2017
Some experience disillusionment at younger ages, but if we live long enough, it is inevitable. Many expectations—about people, institutions, even our own goals—will be disappointed and we will wonder why. Without disillusionment—that is, seeing through our false expectations... Read More
posted 08.10.2017
This socially rebellious group, which rejected middle-class values and parental controls, and who romanticized communal living, could hardly imagine that in their old age they would end up living in cul-de-sac suburbs and traveling in their cars to regional malls to buy furnishings for their single... Read More
posted 08.09.2017
Understanding another culture requires deep listening, and arguing and deep listening don’t go well together. So I listen, and ask probing questions, and seek to understand rather than convince. This is neither fun nor satisfying. So why do I keep doing it? Read More
posted 08.09.2017
From a law and policy perspective, there are many similarities between the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and those facing LGBTQ older adults, partially because all youth and older adults can experience biased treatment in society. Read More
posted 08.07.2017
Along with the second wave of feminism and with the Civil Rights Movement, the Summer of Love expanded the repertoire of possible selves available to the young adults (and some older adults) of that era. Among other things, the public was exposed to an expanded range of romantic possibilities,... Read More
posted 08.07.2017
The world of aging lost two of their finest advocates in July, with the passing of Alfred Chiplin and Val Halamandaris. Read More
posted 08.07.2017
While one aging baby boomer after another confronts the convoluted challenges of aging, often through care for their elderly parents, the long­term expectation that the huge generation of 78 million would foment an era of change has dimmed as media attention and political campaigning has zeroed in... Read More

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