January 2017

posted 01.18.2017
Aging was not discussed in the presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election. But the rapid and substantial aging of the American populace requires quick action. The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations (sponsored by LTC Partners, LLC) includes fifteen articles that lay out actionable policy…
posted 01.17.2017
By Nathaniel Boehme When I stepped off the plane coming back from Iraq in late 2006, I was met by family and loved ones who celebrated my return and greeted me with warm hugs and kind words. This helped immensely to start my conversion back to a life at home—a non-combat world off the battlefield…
posted 01.17.2017
By Ralph Mills The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers the most comprehensive suite of programs and services for LGBT older adults in the country. The Center has more than 3,500 LGBT older adult clients and offers services and programs such as medical care, housing, enrichment and educational…
posted 01.17.2017
By Kathleen M. Sullivan Like many who direct senior centers or nonprofits serving LGBT older adults, I consistently look for ways to better serve my clients and support my staff. With tight budgets and multiple demands, it’s not always easy, and can be rather daunting. Poverty, isolation and…
posted 01.05.2017
By Nancy Lee Do you know why music therapy is not an acceptable therapeutic intervention for Somali elders with dementia? Are you aware of how the trauma of the Boarding school experience shows up among American Indian elders today? The Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) initiative, “Cultural…