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    Posted 07.06.2016
    By Tracey Gronniger For many, Social Security means that the middle-class worker at the end of his or her career can retire comfortably with a monthly income determined by the taxes they paid into the system. But what about those in poverty who are not eligible for Social Security, or those who…
    Posted 07.06.2016
    By Victor Tabbush Recent healthcare policy and payment reforms, such as Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and the Value-Based Purchasing Program, among others, share a common feature: each reform incentivizes financial…
    Posted 07.01.2016
    ASA member James Vandiver at age 80 emanates an energy matched only by his drive to help older adults and their families as director of the Harpeth Hills Resource Center on Aging in Brentwood, Tenn. He recently completed both gerontology courses ASA offers in conjunction with the USC Leonard Davis…
    Posted 06.29.2016
    Recent research documents social, health, and economic disparities among LGBT elders. This Summer 2016 issue of Generations showcases cutting-edge practices, programs, policy initiatives, and research designed to better address the unmet needs and lack of access to services for LGBT older adults,…
    Posted 06.29.2016
    By Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen Only a few decades ago, the aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people was relegated to the shadows. The work of several courageous pioneers began to openly question common misconceptions of “old gays” as depressed, lonely, and sexually…
    Posted 06.29.2016
    Interview by Donald Koepke Rev. Daniel Hooper is a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who spoke with Rev. Donald Koepke, answering questions regarding the LGBT community and religion. Rev. Hooper began his ministry in Southern California, but was removed from the clergy…
    Posted 06.29.2016
    By Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, Michael Ator, Christopher Kerr, and Jessica Milford Recent population-based research indicates that compared to older heterosexual adults, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) older adults have significantly higher levels of psychological distress (Fredriksen-Goldsen et al.,…
    Posted 06.29.2016
    By Robert Espinoza In December 2015, the White House Conference on Aging released a final report summarizing its decennial gathering, held earlier that year (White House Conference on Aging, 2015). In previous conferences, this report has mapped policy imperatives for the aging and long-termcare…
    Posted 06.29.2016
    By Michael Adams In recent years, LGBT aging issues have started emerging from near uniform invisibility in the LGBT and aging sectors to achieve growing, if modest, levels of attention. Some notable indicators of progress include increased attention to LGBT cultural competence in aging service…
    Posted 06.29.2016
    By Karen Fredriksen Goldsen It is with a heavy heart that I join with my community in honoring and mourning the loss of the individual treasured lives that were cut far too short in the senseless massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. As I listen to stories of those we lost, I’m moved by the love…