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May 2016

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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By Peter Whitehouse The greatest challenge to elders is not ageism, it is dysfunction in our political, ecological and economic systems. The deterioration of our democratic processes, the crisis of climate change and the injustice of income disparities reflect broad organizational and cultural... Read More
By Isaac Taggart ASA’s Student and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group is excited to report about the phenomenal success of their second annual mentoring session series and events that were featured at the 2016 Aging in America Conference! This year the STEP Group facilitated their second... Read More
Crystal McGaha Out of my concern for and curiosity about older adults I often wonder, “How can we, as professionals in aging, encourage and help elders find substance, happiness, healing, inspiration and, importantly—purpose and fulfillment? How can we shift focus away from decline,... Read More
by Jodi M. Sturgeon In the latest issue of Generations, guest editor Steven Dawson writes about what he calls the “triple threat,” a changing eldercare landscape in which increased demand for services is coming up against a restricted labor supply and declining unemployment. The... Read More
By Deirdre M.W. Lok and Malya Kurzweil Levin Aging in America is changing rapidly, as is what it means to identify as LGBTQ. As shifting national demographics create an increased number of older adults, and as LGBTQ individuals achieve greater rights and visibility; the confluence of these two... Read More
By Ann C. Wilder Incorporating content on LGBTQ+ aging populations into the social work curriculum can be challenging, especially when teaching students in a region known for discrimination and prejudice toward LGBTQ+ individuals. I teach in deep East Texas, which lies behind the “Pine... Read More

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