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    Posted 04.25.2016
    By James R. Carter Before I start this blog post, I have to say I hit the job lottery. In an academic world rife with stories on the angst of the academic job search, I found a job with relative ease at an institution that values not only my work, but also my identity. I am an out gay man, and I…
    Posted 04.22.2016
    By Mary McCall This commentary addresses the approach to LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex) aging studies from the perspective of integrating aging into LGBT studies, rather than thinking about how to integrate LGBTQI issues into gerontology courses. About…
    Posted 04.22.2016
    By Nikki DiGregorio and Jennifer Zorotovich For higher education teachers, the search for more effective methods of educating students is continuous. This is especially true when integrating sensitive topics, such as aging issues in marginalized populations. Gender and sexual minorities face…
    Posted 04.21.2016
    By Jeanne Sokolec The social determinants of health are commonly accepted as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age—circumstances shaped by the distribution of money, power, privilege and resources. This definition affects the well-being of marginalized persons and…
    Posted 04.21.2016
    By Michael P. Dentato & Holly Deni A quick Google search shows that more than 50 U.S. institutions of higher learning now offer lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) studies courses, minors or majors. There are more than 100 colleges and universities that host LGBTQ student…
    Posted 04.21.2016
    By Vanessa Barrington Bill, a 67 year old Oakland, CA resident, waited three years for his home, a very small cinderblock studio in a Supportive Housing complex across the street from St. Mary’s Senior Center. Even though there’s barely room for a bed and a couple of plants, and he struggles to…
    Posted 04.18.2016
    For professionals in the field of aging, online courses can be an engaging and convenient way to learn new information and brush up on old skills. And the summertime is a great time to enroll in one of the online courses offered by ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Because…
    Posted 04.12.2016
    On April 7, 2016 the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) was unanimously passed by the Senate. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives in March, is now headed to President Obama for his signature. The OAA expired over four years ago and since that time the American Society on Aging and…
    Posted 04.05.2016
    By Amber Cutler The issue of senior poverty was in focus at this year’s Aging in America Conference, and with good reason. Over six million seniors live in poverty in the United States and that number is rapidly increasing as thousands of baby boomers turn 65 every day. We at Justice in Aging…
    Posted 04.05.2016
    By Robert Greenwood and Samuel Kunjukunju Americans older than age 65 who live in rural areas and need long-term services and supports find it tougher than urban dwellers to age in place. Often, this cohort’s younger family members have relocated to cities to find employment. This leaves fewer…