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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

posted 03.01.2018
Older adults are more likely to restrict their driving in bad weather, at night, or on high speed roads than their younger counterparts. Read More
posted 03.01.2018
A first-generation Asian American employs a duo of paradigms to reflect on aging, identity, and culture. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
A major late-life change returns an entrepreneur to her social activism roots. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
How one gerontologist’s way of thinking shifted parallel to changes in feminist philosophy and its embrace of intersectionality. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
Intersecting inequalities influence how we age, through dimensions such as income and health. Read More
posted 02.22.2018
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society. Read More
posted 02.19.2018
“It’s an interest group of ASA, my national association – called The Network for Environments, Services and Technologies.” Smiling, he stated “Well that covers a lot of territory doesn’t it?” Read More
posted 02.02.2018
Following the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality decision, many LGBT elders dared to believe that they could live out the remainder of their days in dignity, as full and equal citizens. Read More
posted 02.02.2018
Hurri­canes and wildfires have tested communities’ emergency readiness and ability to respond. The failure of these providers to be prepared, or to effectively implement procedures that would protect their frail, vulnerable populations, has resulted in serious health consequences,... Read More
posted 01.26.2018
Jessica Bruder, 39, an adjunct professor in the New York–based Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, set out to write a book about a 21st century labor issue, chronicling itinerant workers who toil for companies like Amazon and other seasonal employers. Read More

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