February 2018

posted 02.28.2018
By Peggy Howard Moore Being of African American descent has its disadvantages in our American society and culture, and especially in business. A lot has happened in the past fifty-three years since the pas­sage of the Civil Rights Act, but that was just the beginning, with revisions, laws, and…
posted 02.28.2018
By Nancy R. Hooyman As we gerontologists age, we increasingly rec­ognize that aging is personally as well as professionally salient—a realization that was im­possible to grasp fully when we were younger and first entering the field. In a special edition of The Gerontologist, in an article…
posted 02.28.2018
By Toni Calasanti and Sadie Giles In her exploration of social justice, Nancy Fraser (2008) argues that “participatory parity” is critical, “overcoming injustice means dismantling institutionalized obstacles that prevent some people from participating on a par with others, as full partners in…
posted 02.22.2018
The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society. In “On Being an Old Woman in Contemporary Society,” Guest Editor Martha B. Holstein is brutally honest in her assessment of how women…
posted 02.19.2018
By Phil Stafford The other day, while exiting my pick-up at the little store down the road, a biker-friend noticed my bright chartreuse ASA NEST t-shirt. “What does NEST stand for?”, he inquired. I replied “It’s an interest group of ASA, my national association – called The Network for…
posted 02.16.2018
By Bob Blancato and Karyne Jones The community of the American Society on Aging expresses its deep condolences to the families of the 17 students killed Wednesday in Parkland, Florida. We also mourn for the Parkland community whose psyche was ravaged by this horrific tragedy. We are alarmed at…
posted 02.14.2018
ASA leadership firmly rejected President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal today, denouncing the bleak vision of the future envisioned by a budget that would mean even further erosion in standards of living for tens of millions of vulnerable and low-income Americans. Over the next ten years, the…
posted 02.13.2018
By Erin Long and Vijeth Iyengar The population of older adults age 65 and over in the United States continues to rise, projected, according to the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s 2016 Families Caring for an Aging America report, to reach an estimated 72.8 million by the…
posted 02.13.2018
By Susan Mende America is aging--with a rising number of people over 65. It’s a trend that is growing--by 2060, the number of older Americans is expected to more than double, rising from 14.5 percent of the population to nearly 24 percent. We are not the only country experiencing this phenomenon…
posted 02.02.2018
By Michael Adams, Robert Blancato and Jack Nadler When Jack Phillips, owner of the Denver-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, told a young gay couple that he would not sell them a wedding cake because he has a religious objection to same-sex marriage, he set in motion a chain of events that led from an…