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July 2016

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07.28.2016
Thank you for the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal addressing the eldercare workforce (“America’s Eldercare Workforce: Who Will Be There to Care?” Vol. 40, No. 1). This excellent issue addresses a timely topic of growing importance. I am writing to clarify information... Read More
07.28.2016
By Robert Versteeg Much progress has been made in gaining equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States. However, institutionalized discrimination and homophobia the healthcare realm and in senior services remain problematic. LGBT older adults face... Read More
07.28.2016
By Philip B. Stafford It has been more than 45 years since Sherry Arnstein published her seminal article, “The Ladder of Participation” in the Journal of the American Planning Association. At base, the article was about the distribution of power in society, and advocated for goals of... Read More
07.19.2016
In late June, Kathy Greenlee announced she will leave her post at the end of July as Administrator of the Administration on Community Living (ACL) and Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging Edwin Walker will become Acting... Read More
07.15.2016
By Andrew Capehart If you work in the aging field, it’s likely you are familiar with adult protective services (APS) programs. APS programs exist in every U.S. county and state. Programs vary by state in location in government and specific populations served, but they all share the goal of... Read More
07.07.2016
We are still accepting proposals to present at the 2017 ASA Aging in America Conference (AiA17!) happening in Chicago, March 20-24, 2017! Deadline: Proposals will be accepted through July 15, 2016. You can submit your presentation proposal here (you'll need to log in with your asaging.org... Read More
07.07.2016
By Eric Carlson and Fay Gordon In late 2015, a ProPublica investigation reported 37 incidents of long-term-care employees (employed by nursing homes and assisted living centers) sharing photos or videos of residents on social media, without the resident’s consent. In two-thirds of the... Read More
07.07.2016
By Kathleen Mitchell Struggling with congestive heart failure and readmitted to the hospital for the third time in two months, the older African American man realized he was nearing the end of his life. He insisted he did not want to live in a nursing home, or be “connected to machines.... Read More
07.07.2016
By Kathryn Kietzman The field of public health in the United States has evolved from an industrial era focus on sanitation and housing reforms to today’s more comprehensive approach that includes epidemiology, maternal and child health, environmental health, occupational health and global... Read More
07.06.2016
By Tracey Gronniger For many, Social Security means that the middle-class worker at the end of his or her career can retire comfortably with a monthly income determined by the taxes they paid into the system. But what about those in poverty who are not eligible for Social Security, or those who... Read More

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