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Leadership in Aging

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

posted 10.13.2017
Distinct from hunger and food insecurity, malnutrition is a serious health threat to elders’ physical and mental health; it is prevalent in 20 percent to 50 percent of older patients admitted to hospitals, but is only diagnosed in 7 percent of patients.  Read More
posted 09.29.2017
One unexpected benefit to the success of this Short-Term Housing & Respite program is the reduction in the recidivism rate of older adults’ return to the streets while in a heightened med­ically vulnerable state. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
The In Focus Section of the September–October 2017 issue of Aging Today, with the expert help of Grantmakers in Aging Program Lead Cindy Padilla, looks at the often neglected topic of rural health. Read More
posted 08.09.2017
Understanding another culture requires deep listening, and arguing and deep listening don’t go well together. So I listen, and ask probing questions, and seek to understand rather than convince. This is neither fun nor satisfying. So why do I keep doing it? Read More
posted 08.09.2017
From a law and policy perspective, there are many similarities between the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and those facing LGBTQ older adults, partially because all youth and older adults can experience biased treatment in society. Read More
posted 08.07.2017
While one aging baby boomer after another confronts the convoluted challenges of aging, often through care for their elderly parents, the long­term expectation that the huge generation of 78 million would foment an era of change has dimmed as media attention and political campaigning has zeroed in... Read More
posted 07.12.2017
By 2025, Connect The Ages has a goal to connect Millennials (5 million of them, who are both early career professionals and students) to permanent, rewarding positions working with older adults.   Read More
posted 07.10.2017
Without clear information about options and outcomes, however, millions of Americans submit to end-of-life care that inflicts needless suffering—even after such care no longer provides a path back to health. Read More
posted 07.10.2017
Reframing aging poses a challenge in that progress will be slow, and there will be no “magic bullet” to effect culture change. But by consistently improving their messages, organizations can chip away at ageism. Read More
posted 06.29.2017
“There is a new paradigm forming where nonprofits approach funding by being a business partner for healthcare providers and payers. The new contracts we are pursuing will not only allow us to focus on value-driven work, they also will provide sustainable revenue streams to keep Whistlestop... Read More

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