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Policy and Advocacy

A new, global social contract; compassionate release for older prisoners; Grannies fight family separations; intergenerational co-housing; and reflections on a balanced life.

The November–December 2018 In Focus section of Aging Today looks outward, toward global solutions for the world’s longer-lived societies.

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Health & Wellness

Half of Americans turning age 65 today will at some point need a high level of help with daily ac­tivities like walking, eating and bathing. What happens when older adults need more support than loved ones can provide?

By Megan Burke

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Aging in Community
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Caregiving
Health & Wellness
Healthcare & Aging
Multicultural Aging

PACE® is the gold standard of person-centered, integrated care for elders who need support and services to remain in their homes.

By Amy Herr and Amy Berman

After Phyllis Benning, 66, suffered several strokes that left her unable to walk, she thought she might spend the rest of her life in a nursing home. She was able return to her home—and walk again—with the help of a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) that provided access to safe, comprehensive, and coordinated medical and social services in her community.

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Policy and Advocacy

"The fact is that every eligible voter, no matter their age or political preferences, should vote on Nov. 6."

By Ty Johnson

The American Society on Aging has called on Nail Communications to suspend an ageist advertising campaign that began Sept. 24 as part of ACRONYM’s “Knock the Vote” initiative.

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Primary Education Topic: 
Health & Wellness
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Aging in Community
Caregiving
Healthcare & Aging
How older parent caregivers can foster a smooth transition for their adult children, from home to nursing home.
By Paige Hector

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Policy and Advocacy

Current federal and state policies that affect caregivers’ financial security—and recommendations for change.

By Kate Lang and Eric Carlson

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Caregiving

Despite challenges, grandparents can provide stability and reduce trauma effects in grand­children whose parents cannot care for them.

By Jaia Peterson Lent and Adam Otto
Substance use, most recently the opioid epi­demic, is hurting America’s families and often placing greater responsibility upon grandparents to care for their grandchildren. Increasingly, child welfare systems, as they face shortages of foster parents to meet a growing need, are loo­­k­ing to grandparents and other relatives to care for children who have entered foster care due to parental drug and alcohol use.
 

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Caregiving

Caregiving is a challenge for many Americans, but what does it take to be a 21st century caregiver as an older adult? 

Caregiving is a challenge for many Americans, but what does it take to be a 21st century caregiver as an older adult? How do such caregivers get by, what resources are available to them, and what solutions and supports may be on the horizon to help?

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Caregiving
What will it take for our country to care for its older adult caregivers?
By Mercedes Bern-Klug
 

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Primary Education Topic: 
Policy and Advocacy

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?

By Juan Fernando Torres-Gil
By 2050, the United States will be both much older and majority-minority. The nexus of these two trends will lead to a shifting political landscape for aging, which may mean more com­petition based on age and ethnicity/race or coalitions of advocacy groups based on need.
 

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