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May 2015

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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05.26.2015
Review by Jarmin Christine Yeh Over the last century, the declining rates of fertility and increasing life expectancy due to advancements in science, technology, medicine, and living standards, have contributed to a global phenomenon whereby older individuals are becoming a proportionally larger... Read More
05.12.2015
June 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare. Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law in 1965, Medicare has opened doors to healthcare and increased economic security for hundreds of millions of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. In... Read More
05.08.2015
By Nadia Ibrahim and Bethany Applebaum Susan sought primary and behavioral health services at the local Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)–funded federally qualified health center. During a regularly scheduled visit, her behavioral health provider noticed Susan was ... Read More
05.08.2015
For the past eight years, Southwest Airlines generously has provided air tickets to a number of attendees at the Aging in America Conference. This year, they allocated a large portion of their gift to people attending the ASA Leadership Institute at the Conference. They were awarded... Read More
05.04.2015
By Amy Phillips Spring is in full swing and the Aging Network has all kinds of activities planned for Older Americans Month. But many communities across the country are preparing to celebrate May from a completely different angle, with a hula class at a library, street festivals, documentary... Read More
05.01.2015
In a fortuitous bit of timing, the May 2015 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month coincides with the publication of the Spring 2015 issue of Generations. It’s fortuitous because both the golden anniversary and Generations focus on how older adults can take charge of their lives and remain... Read More
05.01.2015
By Paul Irving Ageism is alive and well, with old-age stereotypes lurking in public and private institutions. From the water cooler to the webpage, negative age bias is frustratingly prevalent. For older individuals, recognizing the current reality is a difficult, yet necessary, first step... Read More
05.01.2015
By Charlotte Yeh The myths of aging are stubborn. For generations, these myths have been a drag on the possibilities people ages 50 and older see for themselves, and they have maintained a stranglehold on the notion of well-being at this later stage in life. Despite reams of research countering... Read More

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