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February 2014

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posted 02.24.2014
by Sandra von Doetinchem It is my greatest pleasure to contribute to the American Society on Aging as the chair of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) Council for nearly one year, and I am honored to have been reappointed for the upcoming term. I would like to thank the whole... Read More
posted 02.13.2014
By Natalie Chin Thinking about who will make medical and financial decisions for you if you are unable to do so is an anxiety-producing process. Even more stressful may be discussing end-of-life decisions with your loved ones. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, advance... Read More
posted 02.13.2014
By Robert Espinoza In October 2012, as Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeast, Rebecca, 72, and her partner of 38 years, Barbara, 85, holed up in their New York City apartment to weather the storm. Over the course of four days, with no electricity or water, Rebecca began noticing a difference... Read More
posted 02.13.2014
By Nancy J. Knauer and Andrea Anastasi Patrick Atkins and Brett Conrad lived together as a committed couple for 25 years. Though Brett’s family was supportive, Patrick’s family strongly disapproved of the relationship. In 2005, Patrick suffered a ruptured aneurysm and was hospitalized... Read More
posted 02.13.2014
By Karen L. Loewy Guardianship is not something anyone wants to contemplate. Having a court declare that you are unable to manage your own care or financial matters and appoint someone to make these decisions for you can be intrusive, restrictive, expensive and time-consuming. The risks of having... Read More
posted 02.10.2014
By Karen Kolb Flude It has been a very exciting year for NEST as we continue to grow our constituent group with new members, content and contributions from our NEST colleagues. What is NEST? NEST stands for Network on Environments, Services and Technologies. We are a group of colleagues from... Read More

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