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June 2017

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06.29.2017
By Aging Today Staff Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and the Marin Community Foundation, have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and... Read More
06.23.2017
The American Society on Aging today strongly criticized the just-released Senate health bill to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act calling it “unfriendly and unfair to all ages.” ASA encourages members and others who are concerned with the well-being of older people to let their... Read More
06.16.2017
By Alison Biggar Norma Swenson embodies values of the quintessential baby boomer—she’s steeped in activism, especially around women’s rights and equality—but, at age 85, she belongs to the Silent Generation. Her childhood years, set in a time when girls’ education... Read More
06.14.2017
By Teresa Ghilarducci and Kyle Moore Older women face worse age discrimination than men in the labor market. Call it intersectionality (the intersection of age and sex discrimination) or call it more of the same—whatever the name, the reality is that older women get paid less for their... Read More
06.14.2017
By E. Percil Stanford and Edgar E. Rivas To comprehend the status of older women, minorities and LGBTQ people in the United States, it is essential to understand the evolution of civil rights in this country. It began with indigenous people, and in 1776, the injection of slavery foreshadowed a... Read More
06.05.2017
By Loree Cook-Daniels Thanks to the Archstone Foundation’s 1997 groundbreaking conference, “Understanding and Combating Elder Abuse in Minority Communities,” followed in 1999 by Toshio Tatara’s book, Understanding Elder Abuse in Minority Populations, elder abuse... Read More
06.05.2017
By Lori Smetanka Dignity. Respect. Privacy. Freedom from abuse, harassment and discrimination. Many of us take these rights for granted. But too often they are not fully realized by LGBT older adults, whether they are receiving care and services in the community or living in long-term care... Read More
06.05.2017
By Lois Moorman Abuse against older adults remains an underreported and growing problem. People of all genders, ages, races, and income levels may become victims of abuse. Those who are abused may live at home or not, in a city, suburb or rural area. They may be abused by a relative or a stranger... Read More

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