June 2018

posted 06.27.2018
By Bruce A. Chernof 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…
posted 06.25.2018
Social identities such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation shape economic and social experience. The Summer 2018 issue of Generations demonstrates how America’s increasing economic and social inequality affects older adults over time. In “Economic Inequality in Later Life,” Guest Editor…
posted 06.25.2018
By Bridget K. Gorman and Zelma Oyarvide The older adult population in the United States is more diverse than ever before—including diversity based on sexual and gender minority status. Recent studies indicate that there are more than 2.4 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans­gender (LGBT)…
posted 06.25.2018
By Manuel Pastor and Rachel Morello-Frosch In recent years, public health advocates and researchers have promoted the idea that in­­equality is not just morally distasteful, but also potentially damaging to overall health and well-being. Among the most compelling advocates of this position…
posted 06.14.2018
By Murray D. Scheel As people age, they face the challenge of planning for the possibility that in the future they may have diminished or non-existent mental capacity to manage finances, healthcare and other personal care. Many states and jurisdictions offer individuals the ability to appoint an…
posted 06.04.2018
While today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop is a narrow one, ASA nonetheless disagrees with the notion that a business owner providing custom services can claim a right to violate discrimination laws. ASA joined with SAGE in filing a brief in support of the Colorado Civil…