August 2019

posted 08.22.2019
By Jean Accius I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me, they see only my surroundings, themselves, or…
posted 08.15.2019
Editor’s note: The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living and The SCAN Foundation fund the Aging and Disability Business Institute (www.aginganddis abilitybusinessinstitute.org), led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The mission of the Aging…
posted 08.14.2019
ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, the oldest and largest school of its kind, continue their collaboration to offer a series of five-week courses in gerontology, in a convenient online format. Upon successful completion of each course, USC and ASA award a Certificate of Completion…
posted 08.14.2019
Approximately 1 in 10 adults ages 60 and older have experienced some form of abuse or mistreatment—physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial, or in neglect. As many older adults fall prey to more than one form of abuse or mistreatment, it can be difficult, especially when the victim…
posted 08.14.2019
ASA and USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology offer two five-week courses on elder mistreatment: “Elder Mistreatment: Understanding Abuse & Neglect” and “Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse & Neglect.” The latter course, which delves into primary, secondary and tertiary preventions in…
posted 08.14.2019
“Fundamentals of Gerontology,” the first and longest running course in the online gerontology education series—a collaboration that began in 2015 between ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology—will again be offered Aug. 26 to Sept. 27, 2019. This five-week, five-session course is an…
posted 08.14.2019
People now are living longer with both physical and mental chronic conditions such as hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. Generally, these conditions last for more than one year and result in functional limitations. More than half of…
posted 08.12.2019
By Jacqueline Lauder Professionals who work in aging services believe they have a firm grasp on the challenges related to aging. Yet despite what they think they know, many may not understand the re­alities of the aging experience until they themselves are aging. Consider this example: a couple is…
posted 08.12.2019
Editor’s note: The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, and The SCAN Foundation fund the Aging and Disability Business Institute (www.aginganddisabili­tybusinessinstitute.org), led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The mission of the Aging…