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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

posted 08.10.2017
Some experience disillusionment at younger ages, but if we live long enough, it is inevitable. Many expectations—about people, institutions, even our own goals—will be disappointed and we will wonder why. Without disillusionment—that is, seeing through our false expectations... 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 07.13.2017
Mental health emerges from the shadows, taking control at end of life, hotels for housing, small miracles through music and connecting the ages, and more. Read More
posted 07.12.2017
For a couple with limited financial resources, health challenges and no reliable transportation, the hotel option is ideal. Is it ideal? Could extended-stay hotel housing be an appropriate housing model for healthy aging in place? 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 06.16.2017
Research and personal experiences became the 1970 newsprint first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves. “We were furious about how many men wrote about women’s bodies or sexuality without knowing much, and we weren’t going to write unless we knew what we were talking about,” Swenson said in a recent... Read More

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