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    Posted 08.03.2020
    "You’re coming into the field at an opportune time, when the field has yet to move into its most exciting period: the real action lies ahead of us. We need you younger leaders to make a difference in how America responds to its demographic inevitability. It’s your responsibility, and a great… Read More
    Posted 07.31.2020
    More than 24 percent of Black older workers are in frontline jobs, making them overrepresented in jobs with high exposure to the virus. This is especially true in the personal care and home health aide industry, where 21 percent of workers older than age 50 are Black, while only 10 percent of all… Read More
    Posted 07.31.2020
    The older adult community offers all Americans their unique wisdom from years of life lessons, which is so important as our country continues to combat the coronavirus pandemic, and as we look toward fall, which can bring fires in the West and hurricanes along the eastern seaboard and in the South… Read More
    Posted 07.30.2020
    Peter Kaldes and Karen Lincoln explore where her research on social and economic inequality and equity intersects with her community practice work with older African Americans who have Alzheimer’s and other mental health conditions, as well as the impact of the coronavirus on this same population.  Read More
    Posted 07.29.2020
    The future of long-term care for older adults has never been more essential, yet never more precarious Read More
    Posted 07.29.2020
    Millennials aren't always the first generation to come to mind when we think about caregiving. In 2014, John Poole became his parents’ primary caregiver at age 30. Read More
    Posted 07.27.2020
    The past few months have posed unprecedented challenges for lifelong learning. What follows is a description and assessment of an evolving, often chaotic situation, especially as it pertains to music. Read More
    Posted 07.24.2020
    There is a positive side to aging, and the general public gravitates toward a sense of hopefulness, but those of us who are deeply immersed in the field are willing to address life’s vicissitudes, to acknowledge the fragilities of living and to stress the importance of interconnectedness. Read More
    Posted 07.24.2020
    Given the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unanticipated stay-at-home quarantine, many people are thinking hard about their chosen careers and what might be the best next step, given this unprecedented experience. While some may be forced into a new career due to the painfully… Read More
    Posted 07.23.2020
    In this episode of Future Proof, Denny Chan, senior staff attorney at Justice in Aging, addresses civil rights for older adults and how the heterogeneity of this population means paying attention to the intersection between age and other protected identities. Read More