Constituent Group Blog

posted Fri, 2018-11-30 11:23
At the age of 63 when I was fraught with the challenges of growing old in our ageist, dysfunctional society, I vowed to transform myself from victim to explorer.
posted Fri, 2018-11-30 11:23
Rituals help bring meaning to life because they help sanctify time.
posted Mon, 2018-10-22 10:56
PACE® is the gold standard of person-centered, integrated care for elders who need support and services to remain in their homes.  
posted Fri, 2018-09-21 10:36
LGBT older people are twice as likely to be single and live alone and four times less likely to have children.
posted Thu, 2018-07-26 13:22
Research has long demonstrated that a sense of purpose powerfully maintains health, mood and engagement in life as we age. And with the New Aging’s revolutionary gift of time, we can also experience new and creative expressions of the True Self, generating unexpected life goals and satisfactions.
posted Thu, 2018-06-14 10:25
An unbefriended LGBT elder could end up with a guardian with whom the elder has no prior personal connection, and who may have little to no LGBT cultural competency or interest in protecting the elder’s LGBT identity and relationships.
posted Tue, 2018-01-16 14:35
We at the American Society on Aging mourn the passing of Dr. Joshua Wiener.
posted Tue, 2018-01-09 16:08
The slow progression of vision loss means changes are incremental, only changing slightly, and leading to difficulty admitting to and asking for assistance. Many individuals try to pass, pretending to participate yet avoiding situations that would force them to admit their visual difficulty.
posted Tue, 2018-01-09 13:47
Family caregivers are the backbone of services in this country. The nation relies on their contributions and we should identify ways to offer them support.
posted Wed, 2017-12-27 14:49
In other words, one in five boomers will not have adult children to help them when independent living becomes difficult or impossible.  I call these childless boomers – whether married or single – the “Solo Agers.” A slightly different group is the “Elder Orphans” – those with no spouse or significa