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  Upcoming Event 2018 Adult Abuse Training Institute About The Adult Abuse Training Institute (AATI) is presented by the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging on…
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  Ruth Finkelstein January 2018 Effective January 27, 2018, Ruth Finkelstein, ScD will be the Executive Director of the Brookdale Center of Healthy Aging at…

What I am thinking about is how we bridge what seems to me an inevitable distance between young workers and the older people with whom they work…how we get past myths and ideologies about aging which can distort our vision and interfere with our ability to hear what older people are saying to us.

Dr. Rose Dobrof, Brookdale Founder

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Calls for Court Reform as Legal Guardians Abuse Older Adults

Retiring Terri Black had always planned to care for her widowed father in her home if he ever became too frail to care for himself. In June 2013, Mrs. Black, an only child, decided it was time: Her father's longtime companion in Las Vegas had informed her that she could no longer handle his dementia, diabetes and other health issues, and asked the daughter to take him.

Creating a Home for L.G.B.T. Seniors in New York City

New York City may be a cradle of gay rights, but for many in the gay community it is still not an easy place to grow old. Mary Ellen Green can attest to that. Her only refuge is a senior center in Manhattan that serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

How Age-Smart Employers See The Value Of Older Workers

Employers tend to get a bad rap - often deservedly - for their attitudes about hiring, retaining and nurturing workers over 50. Frequently, older workers and older job applicants are perceived as lethargic, expensive and behind the times. So let me tell you about 13 employers who see things very differently: the winners and finalists of the 2017 Age Smart Employer Awards.

Silver to Gold: The Business of Aging

Opportunities presented by an aging population will not be fully realized unless business leaders act now to prepare for this irreversible shift in demography. To discuss the significance of population aging for the business sector and society at large, the Milken Institute Center for the Future of

A Lifetime of Making Art, but New to Selling It Online

Retiring Suzanne Massion has been making art her whole life. Ms. Massion, now 72 and living outside Chicago, said she couldn't remember a time when she didn't paint or draw - including her young adult years, which she spent on a dairy farm, and her time selling annuities for a savings and loan.

Multigenerational Workforces Are Productive and Profitable

Ruth Finkelstein argues that a multigenerational workforce that encompasses workers from all ages helps employers address skill shortages.

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care, Fourth Edition

"The third edition of this outstanding resource reflects the many advances in the care of older people that have occurred since the publication of the second edition...The vast bulk of the content is accessible and relevant to an international audience. The indexing and cross-referencing are excellent... Score: 5/5 stars."

Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

LEUSDEN, Netherlands - The shouts of schoolchildren playing outside echoed through the gymnasium where an obstacle course was being set up. There was the "Belgian sidewalk," a wooden contraption designed to simulate loose tiles; a "sloping slope," ramps angled at an ankle-unfriendly 45 degrees; and others like "the slalom" and "the pirouette."

Professional quality of life of adult protective service workers

Adult Protective Services (APS) workers are exposed to substantial occupational hazards and job stress, but these stressors are underdocumented. Therefore, we sought to describe APS workers' work environments and responses to occupational hazards and stressors, including compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress.


FrameWorks' main recommendation is to adopt a narrative strategy that frames elder abuse as a social justice issue that explains how our current social structure allows it to happen and demonstrates how we can restructure our communities to prevent and address it.