April 2013

posted 04.30.2013
By Hilary Meyer In 2010, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) launched the first National Resource Center on LGBT Aging (NRC), the country’s only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…
posted 04.30.2013
Last week we asked you how you cope with the emotional aspects of caregiving. Several people responded that exercising (taking a walk or doing yoga) and talking with other caregivers, partners, friends and family members helped them deal with the daily emotional work of caregiving. Here are a…
posted 04.29.2013
By Maria Gonzales There are an estimated 1.5 million adults older than 65 who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual. By 2030, that number is expected to rise to nearly 3 million. And, while no precise data exists on the number of transgender elders nationwide, it is estimated that there are…
posted 04.24.2013
ASA board member and Executive Director of the Global Coalition on Aging Michael Hodin has received the Fred D. Thompson Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The award recognizes professionals working the areas of aging research and public health. The Fred D…
posted 04.16.2013
Last week we asked if having a global perspective on aging is important to you and for the work you do. While some replied that they had to focus on local concerns and funding issues, many commented that being informed about global aging issues enhanced their work. It is important to have this…
posted 04.08.2013
By Barbara Spreitzer-Berent Last winter in Ann Arbor, Michigan, nearly 200 leaders, planners, real estate developers, public health officials and aging services providers explored the challenges presented by an aging populace and the compelling reasons to engage in age-friendly community planning…
posted 04.04.2013
By Cynthia R. Green, Ph.D Current research into brain fitness indicates that we can take steps to enhance daily performance and even lower our risk for serious memory impairment as we age. While the science is relatively young, on the whole this data supports actions already strongly correlated…
posted 04.04.2013
By John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging Those of us who care personally and professionally about aging recognize the saying, attributed to screen legend Bette Davis, that “old age is no place for sissies.” While I could say a lot about this, I would suggest that the essential word here is “…