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posted 05.12.2015
June 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare. Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law in 1965, Medicare has opened doors to healthcare and increased economic security for hundreds of millions of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. In... Read More
posted 05.09.2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued new rules designed to ensure that the services provided are targeted to individuals’ needs and preferences. Read More
posted 05.08.2015
Changes in coordination of care among different professional disciplines create opportunities to recognize family caregivers as essential members of healthcare teams. Read More
posted 05.08.2015
Older women frequently are the target of financial exploitation, which often may not be recognized as a form of abuse. Read More
posted 05.08.2015
For the past eight years, Southwest Airlines generously has provided air tickets to a number of attendees at the Aging in America Conference. This year, they allocated a large portion of their gift to people attending the ASA Leadership Institute at the Conference. They were awarded tickets based... Read More
posted 05.07.2015
Each May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) celebrates Healthy Vision Month, a yearly observance aimed at encouraging Americans to take care of their vision and protect their sight. It is timely that Older Americans Month coincides with Health Vision Month because eye health is a critical component... Read More
posted 05.04.2015
May is also Asian-Pacific American Heritage month. The intersection of these celebrations makes May the perfect time to highlight a population that often struggles to be seen and heard: Asian American and Asian immigrant seniors. Read More
posted 05.01.2015
In a fortuitous bit of timing, the May 2015 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month coincides with the publication of the Spring 2015 issue of Generations. Read More
posted 05.01.2015
Standing up to negative age bias can be a powerful first step toward having a fulfilling and productive Third Chapter of life. Read More
posted 05.01.2015
Understanding and addressing the common barriers older adults face in becoming empowered healthcare consumers. Read More