February 2016

posted 02.29.2016
By Emma Ayers and Fay Gordon Each day, we see the impacts of aging, whether within ourselves or in conversations with family and friends. But when we curl up at the end of the day, and escape into the world of streaming TV and film, the images reflected back at us paint a picture far different…
posted 02.19.2016
Interview by Alison Biggar Anne Tumlinson, who lives just outside Washington, D.C., is a 48-year-old divorced mother of two teenagers. In 2015, she launched the blog Daughterhood because she saw a huge need to connect family caregivers to information that would help them help their parents. As an…
posted 02.17.2016
By Lisa Price, M.D. Many adults want to live independently as they age. They enjoy the freedom and the ability to continue to pursue life on their own terms. Even with this desire, there are two significant challenges many low-income older adults often face:   Lack of affordable housing…
posted 02.09.2016
ASA is proud to announce that Karyne Jones, president and CEO of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA), and NCBA Housing Management and Development Corporation, will serve as Chair-elect of ASA’s Board of Directors. Jones has served on the ASA Board since 2011, including…
posted 02.08.2016
By Rebecca Preston Ten years ago I was in a car accident in which I was expected not to live. I was in the hospital for three months. During that time, and throughout all the therapies, not one person brought up my sexual identity. I suppose they thought it didn’t matter, that there was so much I…
posted 02.08.2016
By K. Abel Knochel People who identify as transgender later in life often demonstrate great resilience in their ability to reconstruct their identity. Some are in long-term relationships and face the challenge of helping a partner transition through multiples changes and losses. In early 2015 I…
posted 02.08.2016
By Eboni I. Green In the hit Showtime series Nurse Jackie, members of a healthcare team seek to comfort a man as he makes end-of-life decisions for his husband, who is suffering from cancer. Each professional caregiver attempts to say something meaningful and supportive to the couple. Yet their…
posted 02.08.2016
By Lake Dziengel One of the most frequently overlooked and misunderstood phenomena is the concept of Ambiguous Loss. This theory, developed by Dr. Pauline Boss, compels us to better examine experiences of unresolved losses due to stigma, disenfranchisement by larger society, discrimination and…
posted 02.08.2016
By Fay Gordon and Vanessa Barrington Margaret is a mom, with two teenagers at home, a husband, and a nonprofit career. Every day, Margaret visits her 91 year-old mother Sadie, and is always on-call for doctor’s appointments, help with bills, and groceries. Margaret is a family caregiver, one of…
posted 02.03.2016
Who are we? Managed Care Academy Boot Camp 2: Transitional Care within Population Health - Integration, Process, Performance and Finances Tuesday, March 22, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Room: Thurgood Marshall North CEU Credits: 1.5 Jessica Grabowski, LCSW, Director of Social Services at…