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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

posted 11.27.2017
SRC sought a pilot partnership with Lutheran to help older adults with chron­ic heart failure make a safe and successful transition to home, and to avoid hospital readmissions. The pilot yielded “A Perfect Homecoming,” a program that came about in 2015 through... Read More
posted 11.27.2017
San Francisco’s Institute on Aging (IOA) began in 1985 as a nonprofit provid­ing multiple services to older adults, and is best known, locally, for its Friendship Line, a volunteer-staffed suicide preven­tion hotline serving older adults. Read More
posted 11.07.2017
Mistreatment can play out as physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse, as well as financial abuse and neglect. Often, older adults are the victims of more than one form of mistreatment, and many cases are not clear-cut, either in determining whether abuse has occurred or in deciding what... Read More
posted 10.31.2017
The services we provide to LGBT elders can be the same as those we provide to everyone else. A home-delivered meal doesn’t care who you are or who you love. The transportation provider shouldn’t care about anything more than where to pick you up and where to drop you off.... Read More
posted 10.31.2017
As a result of adverse events between police and community-dwelling older adults, training programs have emerged that educate community police officers about the physiological, functional and cognitive changes associated with aging.  Read More
posted 10.31.2017
Under the best of circumstances, the daily job of an APS worker is demanding, sometimes very painful, highly stressful and often overwhelming. Yet it’s not without rewards, though these are not monetary. Read More
posted 10.24.2017
Leadership Institute participants are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks Read More
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 08.11.2017
This Summer 2017 issue of Generations was conceived as a reflection about this time, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, to determine if the youth then, now in their late 60s, 70s, and early 80s, are very different than other generations. Read More
posted 08.11.2017
The happenings in the Haight-Ashbury failed to plant a new republic acceptable to middle Americans. By conjoining sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, however, youth forged a worldview that criticized and redirected U.S. cultural norms. In adolescence, these baby boomers rarely trusted anyone... Read More

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