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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
posted 06.14.2017
Call it intersectionality (the intersection of age and sex discrimination) or call it more of the same—whatever the name, the reality is that older women get paid less for their experience and education than men, and older women have a more difficult time finding work if they are unemployed. Read More
posted 06.14.2017
Contemporary online tools like social media have enabled older adults to bridge geographic gaps with their families. Advances in telemedicine foster the increased use of health-monitoring devices and improve communications with doctors. Technology allows more older adults to age in place with the... Read More
posted 06.14.2017
To comprehend the status of older women, minorities and LGBTQ people in the United States, it is essential to understand the evolution of civil rights in this country. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
In a society where transgender identities are still heavily stigmatized, losing family members, being threatened in a traditional place of acceptance and being denied access to a social venue can all be life-altering losses for a transgender elder. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
Unfortunately, shameful stories of discrimination and abuse of LGBT elders are too common. Fearing how they may be treated, many LGBT elders needing long-term care and services have felt the need to deny who they are. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
For lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered older adults, who are more likely than the general population to live alone and without family support, there are compounded layers of vulnerability to abuse to consider. Read More
posted 05.18.2017
Elder abuse, including domestic violence and sexual abuse, affects millions of older adults and the people who love and care for them. One in 10 community-residing older adults have reported experiencing elder abuse in the past year. More than 5 million older adults may be victimized each year. Read More
posted 05.15.2017
In recent years, significant progress has been made in identifying and scaling best practices to support a population having increasing rates of chronic conditions and frailty. The widespread focus on care coordination and collaborations between healthcare and social services is driving reductions... Read More
posted 05.15.2017
Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected and exploited. Older adults throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation. Read More

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