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Monthly Archive (Constituent Group Blog)

posted 07.02.2015
It’s never too soon to start talking about advance care planning. Talking with patients and their loved ones—or even your own family members—and helping them plan for future medical needs is the best way to make sure their wishes will be respected. Read More
posted 06.02.2015
The Forum on Religion Spirituality and Aging (FORSA), a constituent group of the American Society on Aging, has long advocated for addressing older people's spirituality as an essential component to providing creative, integrated and effective wholistic services to older adults.  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 04.14.2015
Closeness, intimacy and touch are lifelong needs that do not get old, even when we do.  Read More
posted 04.14.2015
What is sexuality education and who needs it?  Read More
posted 04.14.2015
Few stereotypes of gay life are as persistent as that of the sexually starved older man.  Read More
posted 04.14.2015
Getting older isn’t in itself the problem—it’s the array of medical conditions and treatments that wallop our sexuality.  Read More
posted 04.14.2015
What does it mean to be sexually well or sexually healthy in later life?  Read More
posted 04.14.2015
In a project with the photographer Jess T. Dugan, “To Survive on This Shore,” we are collaborating to combine photographs of transgender and gender variant people over the age of fifty with interviews about their life experiences to provide a nuanced view into the complexities of gender... Read More
posted 02.23.2015
Given the importance of upholding our basic liberties and the complex nature of capacity issues, it’s important to use standardized inquiry and documentation whenever a question of capacity arises. Read More

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