April 2018

posted 04.26.2018
ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs. The transcript from his testimony is below, and you can also watch the hearing in the video below. Bob's testimony begins…
posted 04.19.2018
By Alison Hood How are states performing in their efforts to create and sustain effective long-term services and supports (LTSS) that serve older adults, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers? To demonstrate states’ progress, the AARP Public Policy Institute, with support from The…
posted 04.13.2018
The Spring 2018 issue of Generations, guest edited by Erin Westphal and Victor Tabbush, is the second in a series of three issues to tackle the managed care partnerships between healthcare and the community, this one centering on building business acumen. In “The Community’s Emerging Role in Value-…
posted 04.09.2018
By Jessica Briefer French Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and…
posted 04.09.2018
By G. Adriana Perez The outsize impact of climate change on older women should be a national health priority for clinicians, scientists and professionals working in public health. Women account for 56.7 percent of adults ages 65 and older in the United States, and at ages 85 and older, they…
posted 04.09.2018
By Lisa M. Brown During 2017, 15 major natural disasters occurred in the United States. Differences exist be­tween these types of disasters in terms of extent (e.g., timing, duration) and impact (e.g., loss of life, loss of community). The interaction of extent and impact influences how peo­ple…
posted 04.09.2018
By Jaia Peterson Lent "For my fiftieth birthday, I got a 2-year-old. My story isn’t unique. This opioid epidemic has devastated communities all over the country. It doesn’t discriminate against age, race, gen­der or income. It affects all of us. But sometimes it feels like folks in Washington…
posted 04.09.2018
By Kevin Prindiville Even a few months into 2018, policymakers, reporters, economists, accountants and ordi­nary Americans are still working to understand the impact of the tax law that Republicans passed in a mad rush at the end of 2017. Little attention, however, is being paid to how the new…
posted 04.09.2018
By Kathy Sykes Carmen McReynolds, 82, was a motorcycle-riding septuagenarian cruising down the back roads of Sonoma County, based at her longtime home on Kilarney Circle [in Santa Rosa]. … Her nephew, Gabriel Coke of San Jose, said she was a trailblazer—who knew her way around a rifle and gave…
posted 04.09.2018
By Elizabeth White I know you, I know you,” he says, this man I have never seen before. “Aren’t you that woman who’s …” and his voice trails off. I can see he’s searching for just the right word. “Who’s broke,” I say, holding his gaze. His face lights up. “That’s it, that’s right,” he says,”…