June 2017

posted 06.29.2017
By Aging Today Staff Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and the Marin Community Foundation, have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and establish…
posted 06.16.2017
By Alison Biggar Norma Swenson embodies values of the quintessential baby boomer—she’s steeped in activism, especially around women’s rights and equality—but, at age 85, she belongs to the Silent Generation. Her childhood years, set in a time when girls’ education was valued and of superior…
posted 06.14.2017
By Nicol Turner-Lee According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, 82 percent of older adults who owned smartphones described them as liberating, compared to 64 percent of those ages 18 to 29 who were asked the same question. Older adults also were more likely to describe their smartphones as “…
posted 06.05.2017
By Loree Cook-Daniels Thanks to the Archstone Foundation’s 1997 groundbreaking conference, “Understanding and Combating Elder Abuse in Minority Communities,” followed in 1999 by Toshio Tatara’s book, Understanding Elder Abuse in Minority Populations, elder abuse professionals began to understand…
posted 06.05.2017
By Lori Smetanka Dignity. Respect. Privacy. Freedom from abuse, harassment and discrimination. Many of us take these rights for granted. But too often they are not fully realized by LGBT older adults, whether they are receiving care and services in the community or living in long-term care…
posted 06.05.2017
By Lois Moorman Abuse against older adults remains an underreported and growing problem. People of all genders, ages, races, and income levels may become victims of abuse. Those who are abused may live at home or not, in a city, suburb or rural area. They may be abused by a relative or a stranger…