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Love, in Retrospect

posted 08.07.2017

By Amanda Smith Barusch

I was 12 years old during the Summer of Love, with a pixie haircut, a best friend, and a horse that I rode in the hills. My parents, my brother, and I watched the 6 p.m. news on television. Flower children kissed and danced in the streets of San Francisco, while Walter Cronkite’s deep voice explained what it all meant. Five decades later, we still wonder what it all meant—and whether the Summer of Love changed anything. (Author’s personal reflections)


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Remembering Two Passionate Advocates in Aging: Alfred Chiplin and Val Halamandaris

posted 08.07.2017

By Bob Blancato

The world of aging lost two of their finest advocates in July, with the passing of Alfred Chiplin and Val Halamandaris.

Alfred “Chip” Chiplin spent more than 30 years as a leader in Medicare advocacy, with a focus on protecting the rights of Medicare beneficiaries. He performed his admirable work most recently as a Senior Policy Attorney with the Center for Medicare Advocacy in their Washington D.C. office. Prior to that, he was a staff attorney for the National Senior Citizens Law Center (now Justice in Aging).

The Age of Anti-Aging: Media Hype and the Myth of the Ageless Baby Boomer

posted 08.07.2017

By Paul Kleyman

As a journalist, my perspective on aging is somewhat unusual, in that in 1972, when I began writing my book, Senior Power: Growing Old Rebelliously (1974), I believed I’d somehow found my way to the cutting edge of a new frontier in the movement for social justice. Opposing ageism was a cause I was sure everyone would see manifest in their morning mirrors. Until that period, few in the “Movement” had taken old age very seriously, especially as a looming issue of inequality.


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Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place

posted 07.27.2017

Managing LTSS Services to Help Seniors Age in Place

By Amy Herr

Introduction

Multidisciplinary Team Approach and the Educated Consumer

posted 07.27.2017

By Judy Rough

Multidisciplinary care is an integrated team approach to healthcare. The evaluation of treatment options and treatment planning are collaborative processes involving medical and allied healthcare professionals in concertation with the patient and the patient's family.

Healthcare consistently uses this method. Using a multidisciplinary team approach when professionals are working with older adults and their families has significant advantages on the consumer side as well as the professional side.

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