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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

posted 07.17.2018
The shrinking of newsrooms has meant fewer people dedicated to covering older adults and issues that affect them. Read More
posted 07.17.2018
Across the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2016, only 11 percent of speaking characters were ages 60 or older. Read More
posted 07.06.2018
An analysis of the impacts of mass incarceration on the African American community and on the cohort’s long-term health consequences. Read More
posted 06.27.2018
Over the past several decades, healthcare costs have consumed an ever-greater percentage of U.S. spending. Read More
posted 06.25.2018
Social identities such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation shape economic and social experience. The Summer 2018 issue of Generations demonstrates how America’s increasing economic and social inequality affects older adults over time. Read More
posted 06.14.2018
An unbefriended LGBT elder could end up with a guardian with whom the elder has no prior personal connection, and who may have little to no LGBT cultural competency or interest in protecting the elder’s LGBT identity and relationships. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
Mirroring the complexities of our modern world, the work of aging advocacy also is chal­lenging and complex. Aging Today recently spoke with three advocates in the aging sector about why they do the work they do. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
While some policymakers and advocates say we cannot sustain programs that invest in an aging population, while also supporting the education and development of younger generations, others listen to what most Americans believe: It’s not a fight, it’s a family. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
To me, and I suspect to many Aging Today readers, it is clear that large swaths of older people are not getting the help they need to survive, let alone thrive in our abundant and prosperous society. Read More
posted 05.18.2018
Over the past year, we have seen that when we as individuals make our voices heard and mobi­lize together, members of Congress will listen—and powerful grassroots resistance movement or­ganizations have made it easy to plug in.  Read More

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