Policy and Advocacy

posted Thu, 2018-10-25 16:36
A new, global social contract; compassionate release for older prisoners; Grannies fight family separations; intergenerational co-housing; and reflections on a balanced life.
posted Mon, 2018-10-15 22:04
Current federal and state policies that affect caregivers’ financial security—and recommendations for change.
posted Mon, 2018-10-01 15:06
How might the coming nexus of aging and diversity affect entitlement programs, the social safety net and geopolitical priorities? Will it give us intergenerational and interethnic tensions, or lead to new coalitions based on need rather than age, income and race?
posted Thu, 2018-09-20 17:35
Following the Sandy Hook shooting, a grassroots organization, Grandmothers Against Gun Vio­lence, was founded in 2013 in Kansas/Missouri. Since then, chapters have arisen in states including Washington, Florida and Tex­as
posted Mon, 2018-09-17 22:21
Aging Today recently caught up with four dedicated ASA leaders to chat with them about the CAPs genesis and mission.
posted Wed, 2018-09-12 15:46
Many have begun to speculate about voter participation in the November 2018 races and 2020 presidential election, especially among older and minority communities affected by dissolute policies.
posted Thu, 2018-09-06 13:42
Researchers at the University of California conducted an evaluation of Cal MediConnect which included focus groups with dually eligible beneficiaries, surveys with beneficiaries and key informant interviews with policy makers, health plans, providers and advocates. This article outlines the evaluati
posted Tue, 2018-09-04 16:22
The September–October In Focus section of Aging Today tackles the older voter—how they voted in 2016, and what’s to be expected in 2018 and beyond.
posted Mon, 2018-08-20 14:03
U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that 11 million people, or 28 percent of those ages 65 and older, live alone.
posted Mon, 2018-07-30 00:15
Why do employers retain black workers when labor markets are tight, only to lay them off when downturns hit?