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    Posted 05.18.2018
    By Eric Carlson No one in their right mind would choose a new home in a mere 48 hours, based on a list of possibilities from a hospital discharge planner, and after making a few phone calls and (maybe) a couple of visits.   Yet it is common practice for many nursing home residents. Many…
    Posted 05.18.2018
    By Phyllis Mitzen, Valerie Gruss and Memoona Hasnain Shanghai is a city of 23 million people. Twenty percent of its population (4.58 million people) is ages 60 and older, compared to Chicago’s population of 2.7 million, with approximately 14.25 percent being ages 60 and older. Shanghai is aging…
    Posted 05.18.2018
    By Anna Galland Since Donald Trump and the Republican Party took full control of our federal government in January 2017, they’ve unleashed acute attacks on our democracy, on our fundamental values and on the health, safety and dignity of Americans from all walks of life, including older adults…
    Posted 05.16.2018
    By Andrew Reynolds Chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection, a disease of the liver, is often called the “silent epidemic.” Despite medical advances for its treatment and an increase in online conversation and media coverage related to the disease, it has remained silent in many ways. People who have…
    Posted 05.10.2018
    By Sherry Leach and Jacob Bielecki Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to develop…
    Posted 05.10.2018
    Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and establish the Aging and…
    Posted 05.10.2018
    By Jessica Briefer French Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and…
    Posted 05.08.2018
    By John Dyben Gail wanted three things. She wanted to be healthy enough to play tennis again, to be whole enough to feel at peace and to be sober enough to be allowed to drive her grandchildren to the mall for ice cream. Born in 1953, Gail had been a responsible person all of her life. She was an…
    Posted 05.08.2018
    The In Focus Section of the May–June 2018 issue of Aging Today explores what tops the aging advocacy agenda. According to author and USC gerontologist Kathleen Wilber, it should be family caregiving, elder abuse and isolation. What works best for advocates in aging? Collaborating with the younger…
    Posted 04.26.2018
    ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs. The transcript from his testimony is below, and you can also watch the hearing in the video below. Bob's testimony begins…