May 2020

posted 05.29.2020
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 05.26.2020
America is becoming more aware of its aging population, and is evolving to be more “age-friendly.” But our nation’s older adults who fall prey to elder abuse remain largely unrecognized and uncared for. Why? Older people experiencing elder mistreatment are much less likely to seek help due to…
posted 05.21.2020
By Matt Gontarchick On May 21, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing entitled, “Caring for Seniors Amid the COVID-19 Crisis” during which members and witnesses discussed the pandemic’s impact on long-term care facilities as well as recommendations to improve safety for residents,…
posted 05.21.2020
By Toby S. Edelman In 2018, Skyline Healthcare collapsed. The New Jersey–based company had owned and managed a handful of nursing facilities until 2016 or 2017, when it rapidly expanded and began to manage facilities across the country. Primarily these were facilities that large nursing home chains…
posted 05.19.2020
Fighting elder abuse and mistreatment—especially amid the current pandemic’s stringent shelter-in-place rules—should be a major public health priority. Yet, elder abuse frequently goes undetected, leading to poor health outcomes, and even death. Research suggests that only one in twenty-four cases…
posted 05.13.2020
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 05.12.2020
Editor's Note: This article previews a two-part webinar series sponsored by the AARP Foundation as part of Virtual AiA20. Register for Understanding Social Isolation Part 1 on May 27 and Part 2 on May 28. By Lisa Marsh Ryerson Public awareness of social isolation has risen recently as people…
posted 05.11.2020
By Beverly Rollins Last Fall I attended a meeting that featured a discussion with our County Executive, the leader of our County’s executive branch. Among the topics he addressed were his long term planning efforts for the County. After he finished I raised my hand and asked whether he was…
posted 05.11.2020
By Ben F. Belton Editor’s Note: AARP Thought Leadership and International 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 world to make the most of a longer and healthier life. The…
posted 05.11.2020
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt taken from an Op-Ed written by American Society on Aging CEO Peter Kaldes, which first appeared in The Hill. Read the full article here. If Americans valued the years in our age as we do the dollars in our bank accounts, would we have been better prepared…