July 2020

posted 07.31.2020
By Aida Farmand The economic downturn in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the risks of working, exacerbating existing labor market inequalities. In an earlier article for AgeBlog, we categorized different occupations based on their job loss and health risks.  In short, jobs can be…
posted 07.31.2020
By Hodgen Mainda America’s older adults are invaluable members of our communities and deserve our utmost appreciation and attention. The older adult community offers all Americans their unique wisdom from years of life lessons, which is so important as our country continues to combat the…
posted 07.30.2020
In this episode of Future Proof, Peter Kaldes, President and CEO of ASA, talks with Karen Lincoln, associate professor of Social Work and senior scientist at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Karen explores where her research on social and economic…
posted 07.29.2020
By Alison Hernandez, Cinnamon St. John, Laural Traylor and Lieke van Heumen During the past five months, COVID-19 has devastated our nation, claiming the lives of close to 115,000 older adults (approximately eight out of every ten deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
posted 07.29.2020
ASA is excited to announce a new series, Voices on Caregiving, as part of its commitment to uplifting the experiences of BIPOC community members. In this series, we hear from a diverse group of family caregivers about their caregiving journeys, how caregiving affects the rest of their lives and…
posted 07.27.2020
By Joshua Berrett The past few months have posed unprecedented challenges for lifelong learning. What follows is a description and assessment of an evolving, often chaotic situation, especially as it pertains to music. The only certainty is uncertainty. Drawing upon personal anecdotal experience…
posted 07.24.2020
Editor’s note: This past January, ASA surveyed its members about what it takes to be a leader in the field of aging, what members would like to learn about how to develop leadership knowledge, skills and abilities, and who best personifies leadership. ASA members identified respected leaders in…
posted 07.24.2020
By Ramsey Laine Alwin Editor’s Note: This column is sponsored by AARP Thought Leadership and AARP International. Thought Leadership drives the creation of a marketplace for new ideas by advancing emerging issues, challenges the status quo and inspires new solutions that empower people around the…
posted 07.23.2020
In this episode of Future Proof, Denny Chan, senior staff attorney at Justice in Aging, addresses civil rights for older adults and how the heterogeneity of this population means paying attention to the intersection between age and other protected identities. Chan and Kaldes also discuss how COVID-…
posted 07.22.2020
By Angelina Drake Most people don’t think about direct care workers until they need one, even as they hope that when they can no longer live independently, a compassionate, qualified professional will be there when family cannot. A new report explores how direct care work is poorly understood and…