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.
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.
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.
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
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.
"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."
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."
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.