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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

posted 04.09.2018
Growing levels of inequality are bad news for older adults. Elder poverty rates are already high and growing—even while some smaller groups of older adults continue to do well financially. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Older people also often are living with chronic health conditions and functional limitations that may contribute to frailty and disability. And climate change impacts not only physical health.  Read More
posted 04.09.2018
We talk much less about people who were doing fine until they weren’t, people who had career choices, good jobs and decent incomes, until the wheels came off in their late 40s, 50s or 60s. Read More
posted 04.06.2018
On March 26, the AARP Foundation sponsored and presented “Innovation for Impact: What We Have Learned?” featuring four experts and entrepreneurs from the Foundation, sharing best practices for ending senior poverty. Read More
posted 03.29.2018
The In Focus Section of the March–April 2018 issue of Aging Today takes on climate change, and its outsized impact on older adults, especially older women. Read More
posted 03.01.2018
Older adults are more likely to restrict their driving in bad weather, at night, or on high speed roads than their younger counterparts. Read More
posted 03.01.2018
A first-generation Asian American employs a duo of paradigms to reflect on aging, identity, and culture. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
A major late-life change returns an entrepreneur to her social activism roots. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
How one gerontologist’s way of thinking shifted parallel to changes in feminist philosophy and its embrace of intersectionality. Read More
posted 02.28.2018
Intersecting inequalities influence how we age, through dimensions such as income and health. Read More

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