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July 2014

Monthly Archive (Generations)

As it approaches fifty years, the aging network, born from the Older Americans Act of 1965, is at a critical juncture. With the incredible growth of the older population one might have thought that these would be the boom years for those with vast experience in delivering aging services. Instead,... Read More
By Alan S. Rosenfeld and Linda Donoghue The Older Americans Act (OAA) is about to qualify for an AARP membership card. Such a milestone demands reflection. Whether reviewing the past fifty years from the perspective of a policy analyst, policy maker, regulator, direct-... Read More
By Jung Kwak and Larry J. Polivka Our long-term-care (LTC) system should be an asset in our efforts to build strong local and regional communities for everyone, regardless of age or disability. To achieve this goal, we need to have a serious national conversation and ... Read More
By Robert B. Blancato and Meredith Ponder Symbolic milestones to celebrate in the year 2015 include the fiftieth anniversaries of the enactment of three landmark laws: the Older Americans Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. From the outset, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was ... Read More
By Robyn I. Stone The aging services network was developed almost half a century ago, when we were a relatively youthful country, with the Older Americans Act in 1965 providing a framework for this initial development. As the Act reaches its half-century mark, the network... Read More
By W. Andrew Achenbaum and L. Christian Carr The foundations of aging services in the United States go back many centuries. The Elizabethan Poor Law, enacted in England in 1601, provided the intellectual foundations for aging services in the American colonies (Trattner, 1998). Kin offered support... Read More
By Robert A. Applebaum As a researcher studying aging services and long-term care for the past thirty-five years, I continue to be amazed at how the world I study and thought I knew has changed. I often say to audiences when presenting data from our two-decade... Read More

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