November 2019

posted 11.26.2019
ASA joins The SCAN Foundation and other collaborating organizations in celebrating family caregivers through Hope’s Heroes: Honoring Caregivers of All Generations, a float at the 2020 Rose Parade, a beloved New Year’s Day tradition televised live from Pasadena, California. Tune in on January 1, 8…
posted 11.26.2019
By Jerry Reed In 2017, slightly more than 8,500 older adults older than age 65 died by suicide. Put another way, 16.85 percent of suicide deaths were older adults. Without a concentrated effort, and given the growth of America’s older adult population, what is a serious problem now will surely…
posted 11.22.2019
By Michael Adams and Jared Renteria The generation of people in the LGBT community that helped (or watched) the Stonewall upris­ing shatter many limits society had imposed upon them now are aging in communities focused largely on youth and youth culture. As members of this generation plan for the…
posted 11.21.2019
By Betsy Werley In April 2005, at age 49, I shook hands with Chase Manhattan Bank on a severance package for my 18 years of service and set out to launch a nonprofit career. A month later, I shook hands with The Transition Network, a nonprofit for women ages 50 and older who want to explore what’s…
posted 11.18.2019
The November–December 2019 In Focus section of Aging Today contains six articles that paint a rather bleak landscape of life for older adult veterans in the United States. John Rowan reveals the truth behind the reporting of veteran demographics; Anica Pless Kaiser, Kelly O’Malley and Jennifer Moye…
posted 11.15.2019
By Ramsey Alwin Editor’s Note: This column, “Aging with Options,” is sponsored by the AARP Public Policy Insti­tute. Column content will focus on innovative solutions to change systems and empower indi­viduals and their families to thrive at home and in community.  The world is witnessing a major…