Leadership in Aging

posted Tue, 2017-11-07 05:17
Most people, especially baby boomers, who are at risk of having hepatitis C, don’t know it and don’t get tested for it. Most people who have HCV don’t know it because it usually doesn’t have noticeable symptoms for years. Many people don’t want to know about it because of stigma or fear.
posted Tue, 2017-10-31 19:19
As a result of adverse events between police and community-dwelling older adults, training programs have emerged that educate community police officers about the physiological, functional and cognitive changes associated with aging. 
posted Tue, 2017-10-24 15:36
Leadership Institute participants are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks
posted Fri, 2017-10-13 16:08
Distinct from hunger and food insecurity, malnutrition is a serious health threat to elders’ physical and mental health; it is prevalent in 20 percent to 50 percent of older patients admitted to hospitals, but is only diagnosed in 7 percent of patients. 
posted Fri, 2017-09-29 15:04
One unexpected benefit to the success of this Short-Term Housing & Respite program is the reduction in the recidivism rate of older adults’ return to the streets while in a heightened med­ically vulnerable state.
posted Thu, 2017-09-28 14:48
The In Focus Section of the September–October 2017 issue of Aging Today, with the expert help of Grantmakers in Aging Program Lead Cindy Padilla, looks at the often neglected topic of rural health.
posted Wed, 2017-08-09 15:38
Understanding another culture requires deep listening, and arguing and deep listening don’t go well together. So I listen, and ask probing questions, and seek to understand rather than convince. This is neither fun nor satisfying. So why do I keep doing it?
posted Wed, 2017-08-09 15:35
From a law and policy perspective, there are many similarities between the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and those facing LGBTQ older adults, partially because all youth and older adults can experience biased treatment in society.
posted Mon, 2017-08-07 17:59
While one aging baby boomer after another confronts the convoluted challenges of aging, often through care for their elderly parents, the long­term expectation that the huge generation of 78 million would foment an era of change has dimmed as media attention and political campaigning has zeroed in o
posted Wed, 2017-07-12 09:25
By 2025, Connect The Ages has a goal to connect Millennials (5 million of them, who are both early career professionals and students) to permanent, rewarding positions working with older adults.