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Kinsey, Klein, and Everything In Between … Sexual Fluidity as we Age

posted 09.22.2014

By Terri Clark          

Recommended Resource: The American Institute of Bisexuality

posted 09.22.2014

By Terri Clark

The American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB) encourages, supports and assists research on and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to enhance the publics’ knowledge, awareness and understanding of bisexuality.

Bisexuality After 50: the Revolving Closet Door

posted 09.22.2014

By Rev. Francesca Bongiorno Fortunato

It’s a truism among bisexuals that “coming out” is not a one-shot deal for us, but a constant process. On Facebook, “Relationship Status” is of great importance when it comes to the ways others judge and define us. For those of us who identify as bisexual, relationship status has been a defining aspect of our identities (from the perspectives of other people in our lives) since long before the advent of social media.

Reflections on Sexual Fluidity

posted 09.22.2014

By Ray Simon 

For several years, I’ve had the good fortune to publish articles on gender, sexuality and LGBT issues in some of Philadelphia’s alternative newspapers, including the Philadelphia Gay News.

Health and Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown

posted 09.22.2014

By Ken Dychtwald

Leadership Institute Preps New Leaders for the Diverse Future of Aging

posted 09.10.2014

The year 2013 marked the advent of the ASA Leadership Institute, which combined the best of ASA’s New Ventures in Leadership and Leadership Academy programs to address the need for culturally competent leadership and bold new leaders in the field of aging.

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Leader Profile: Sheena M. Jaffer

posted 09.09.2014

Sheena M. Jaffer is a graduate of ASA’s Leadership Academy, now the ASA Leadership Institute, and is an Advocate For The Optimum Quality of Life for the Aging in Arlington, VA.

In this series profiling ASA leadership program alumni, ASA's AgeBlog asked Sheena a few questions about her interests, goals and the roles that mentorship has played in her career development.

Here’s what she said:

How to Juggle Adult Children’s Financial Needs and Retirement Savings

posted 09.08.2014

By Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel

In decades past, parents stretched to pay for their students’ college tuition and expenses for four years, and then the check writing stopped. But today’s lengthened road to adulthood and challenging economic realities are pressuring the Bank of Mom and Dad to stay open much longer. For emerging adults in the 21st century, becoming financially independent, like finding lasting love, solid employment and a permanent separate address, is taking much of their 20s to accomplish.

Does Caregiving Affect Retirement? It Depends Upon the Caregiver—And the Care

posted 09.04.2014

By Maximiliane E. Szinovacz

Popular lore has it that to age successfully, retirees should stay busy (what David Ekerdt calls the “busy ethic,” in an article from The Gerontologist [26:3, 1986]), remaining engaged in active leisure such as sports or hobbies, participating in productive activities like volunteering or even continuing to work. Typically not part of this agenda are caregiving responsibilities.

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