June 2017

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 06.05.2017
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…