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Multicultural Aging

Monthly Archive (Multicultural Aging)

posted 11.07.2017
Most people, especially baby boomers, who are at risk of having hepatitis C, don’t know it and don’t get tested for it. Most people who have HCV don’t know it because it usually doesn’t have noticeable symptoms for years. Many people don’t want to know about... Read More
posted 11.07.2017
Mistreatment can play out as physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse, as well as financial abuse and neglect. Often, older adults are the victims of more than one form of mistreatment, and many cases are not clear-cut, either in determining whether abuse has occurred or in deciding what... Read More
posted 10.31.2017
The services we provide to LGBT elders can be the same as those we provide to everyone else. A home-delivered meal doesn’t care who you are or who you love. The transportation provider shouldn’t care about anything more than where to pick you up and where to drop you off.... Read More
posted 09.28.2017
The truth is, finding a physician in rural America who can accommodate a new patient is difficult under any circumstance. Access to healthcare in rural areas, where the age of the population is older than in urban and suburban regions, is increasingly problematic. Read More
posted 09.28.2017
Ap­proximately 10 million people ages 65 and older live in rural America and a quarter of older Amer­icans live in a small town or other rural area. Read More
posted 09.27.2017
Facing unprecedented damage pending passage (or partial adoption) of “Repeal and Replace” legislation being advanced in Congress, many of the nation’s 5.2 million American Indians will suffer even more than most other rural Americans, who will also suffer terribly if they lose... Read More
posted 08.11.2017
This Summer 2017 issue of Generations was conceived as a reflection about this time, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, to determine if the youth then, now in their late 60s, 70s, and early 80s, are very different than other generations. Read More
posted 08.11.2017
The happenings in the Haight-Ashbury failed to plant a new republic acceptable to middle Americans. By conjoining sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, however, youth forged a worldview that criticized and redirected U.S. cultural norms. In adolescence, these baby boomers rarely trusted anyone... Read More
posted 08.09.2017
Understanding another culture requires deep listening, and arguing and deep listening don’t go well together. So I listen, and ask probing questions, and seek to understand rather than convince. This is neither fun nor satisfying. So why do I keep doing it? Read More
posted 08.09.2017
From a law and policy perspective, there are many similarities between the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and those facing LGBTQ older adults, partially because all youth and older adults can experience biased treatment in society. Read More

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