May 2018

posted 05.21.2018
Mirroring the complexities of our modern world, the work of aging advocacy also is chal­lenging and complex. Aging Today recently spoke with three advocates in the aging sector about why they do the work they do.   Advocating for Indigenous Populations   Dave Baldridge, executive director…
posted 05.21.2018
By Donna Butts Aging advocacy is an intergenerational issue.   When Congress enacted the National Family Caregiver Support Program as part of the Older American’s Act reauthorization in 2000, the bill overlooked an important category of caregiving. The program was introduced to provide…
posted 05.21.2018
By Kate Wilber When I was 6 or 7, a favorite activity was to visit “Pop,” my 86-year-old great grandfather who lived upstairs in my grandparent’s house. Pop entertained visitors from a Morris chair, encircled by a stash of hard candy, his parakeet and a pile of reading material. Pop was mobile…
posted 05.18.2018
By Eric Carlson No one in their right mind would choose a new home in a mere 48 hours, based on a list of possibilities from a hospital discharge planner, and after making a few phone calls and (maybe) a couple of visits.   Yet it is common practice for many nursing home residents. Many…
posted 05.18.2018
By Phyllis Mitzen, Valerie Gruss and Memoona Hasnain Shanghai is a city of 23 million people. Twenty percent of its population (4.58 million people) is ages 60 and older, compared to Chicago’s population of 2.7 million, with approximately 14.25 percent being ages 60 and older. Shanghai is aging…
posted 05.18.2018
By Anna Galland Since Donald Trump and the Republican Party took full control of our federal government in January 2017, they’ve unleashed acute attacks on our democracy, on our fundamental values and on the health, safety and dignity of Americans from all walks of life, including older adults…
posted 05.16.2018
By Andrew Reynolds Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection, a disease of the liver, is often called the “silent epidemic.” Despite medical advances for its treatment and an increase in online conversation and media coverage related to the disease, it has remained silent in many ways. People who have…
posted 05.10.2018
By Sherry Leach and Jacob Bielecki 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…
posted 05.10.2018
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 establish the Aging and…
posted 05.10.2018
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…