Constituent Group Blog

posted Thu, 2017-02-23 18:41
One in ten community-residing older adults reported experiencing elder abuse in the past year.  More than 5 million older adults may be victimized each year.
posted Thu, 2017-02-23 18:16
When is forgetting part of the normal course of life? When does forgetting become a reason to worry? How can we tell the difference?
posted Tue, 2017-01-17 18:26
I am a third-generation Air Force veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, service-connected disabled veteran, and a cisgender gay man. It is because of the courage of those who have gone before me that I am able to say these things publically.
posted Tue, 2017-01-17 18:25
We knew from our experiences with other LGBT vets that many of them experienced the effects of war and, to a larger degree, institutionalized bigotry and hate.
posted Tue, 2017-01-17 18:25
LGBT veterans by and large served their country while keeping their true identities to themselves. Such closeting is immensely stressful and set LGBT service members apart from those with whom they served.
posted Sun, 2017-01-08 19:32
For NEST, this has been the year of co-design. We have tried to introduce ASA members to the idea that environments, services and technologies can be improved and innovated for a better fit with the lifestyles of older adults when older adults themselves are deeply involved with the design process.
posted Mon, 2016-11-14 13:36
Given established health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), as well as non-LGBTQ older adults, it is important to ensure the care provided in long-term-care settings is supportive to sexual and gender minorities, and sensitive to their unique needs and challe
posted Thu, 2016-10-13 15:56
An examination of the impact of participation in community musical groups on the quality of life of older people.
posted Thu, 2016-07-28 16:59
Much progress has been made in gaining equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States. However, institutionalized discrimination and homophobia the healthcare realm and in senior services remain problematic.
posted Thu, 2016-07-28 16:55
In the field of aging, how far up the ladder have we come? Have we gotten beyond the “citizen input” stage of public participation?