February 2017

posted 02.28.2017
By Jim Emerman and Anne Colby One 74 year old man, who is chronically disabled, is running two large organizations, both of which he founded. One provides international relief to disaster areas throughout the world; the other provides health care assessment and support to American Indian…
posted 02.23.2017
By Bonnie Brandl Elder abuse affects millions of older adults and the people who love them and care for them. The Elder Justice Roadmap, created by the field for the field and funded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defines elder abuse as the…
posted 02.13.2017
By Fay Gordon As older adults navigate potential economic and health care changes, a network of trained and supported legal services attorneys will be more important than ever. In late 2016, a White House report analyzing different legal aid programs underscored the importance of legal aid to…
posted 02.03.2017
By Denise White Perkins A tale of two seniors: Mrs. Wixom is a 75-year-old widow. Her children live out of state. She suffered a stroke last year, and was recently discharged from the hospital after a heart attack. She has all her medications and a list of doctors’ appointments, but no car. She…