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April 2015

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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Every May we celebrate Older Americans Month in order to acknowledge and recognize the contributions older Americans make to the nation. This year, the Administration for Community Living has chosen the theme Get into the Act to spotlight the ways in which older adults are taking charge... Read More
By Isaac Taggart ASA's Students and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group is excited to report about the tremendous success of several new STEP sessions and events that were featured at AiA15! ASA Board Chair, Lynn Friss Feinberg, mentoring members of STEP at the 2015 Aging in... Read More
By Kevin Prindiville The recent good news that Congress is providing first-time funding for the Elder Justice Act to prevent elder abuse provides hope that justice in aging is on the horizon. It also provides an opportunity for us to reflect upon what justice means for all of us as we... Read More
Interview by Alison Biggar Vern Bengtson has spent a good portion of his career questioning the prevailing wisdom on family dynamics and their effect on a person’s psychology, and how people do or do not pass along religious beliefs, ethics and values. His findings from what has... Read More
By Ira Byock Describing the way frail elders and dying people were cared for in post–World War II Britain, Dr. John Hinton wrote in his 1967 book, Dying (London: Viking Press), “The dissatisfied dead cannot noise abroad the negligence they have experienced.” Half a century ... Read More
By Chad Boult By 2030, more than 20 percent of Americans will be older than age 65, a quarter of whom will have four or more chronic conditions and account for 80 percent of the rapidly growing Medicare budget ($583 billion in 2013). Tens of millions of individuals who are older than age 50... Read More
By W. Andrew Achenbaum Now in the Third Quarter of Life, baby boomers know that the years between ages 50 and 75 rarely prolong the prime time of their lives, physically or professionally. Nonetheless, most look forward to possibilities unimaginable in youth. “Sixty is the new 40,”... Read More

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