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Monthly Archive (Constituent Group Blog)

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
posted 02.09.2015
The field of pharmacy practice continues to evolve, and as a geriatric pharmacist I strive to be the steward of safe and appropriate medication use, ensuring that my patients (e.g., aging adults) do not fall victim to polypharmacy, inappropriate medication use and other medication-related problems. Read More
posted 02.09.2015
Training opportunities for work with the older population are abundant as the cohort grows. Programs include online training modules, weekend workshops, specialized courses within university curricula and postgraduate certificates. And there are programs in university schools of social work. Read More

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