Using Your Tribal Values to Develop an Elder Protection Code Workbook

The purpose of this workbook is to protect elders from abuse in their communities. This workbook proposes that each community develop a process to address the particular elder protection needs within that community. The result of such a process could be the development of a code or law to address the protection of the community’s elders. However, many steps can be taken to address community issues, and just having the dialogue begin is a very positive step. Visit nicoa.org for more.... Read More

             

Senior Voices

Author: National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)

First in the Senior Voices series (which includes Pacific Islander Voices and Southeast Asian Voices). Tells the diverse stories of participants of many backgrounds who have benefitted from the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). For more information, visit Read More

             

Pacific Islander Voices

Author: National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)

Second in the Senior Voices series (which includes Senior Voices and Southeast Asian Voices). Tells the diverse stories of participants of many backgrounds who have benefitted from the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). For more information, visit Read More

             

Southeast Asian Voices

Author: National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA)

Third in the Senior Voices series (following Senior Voices and Pacific Islander Voices). Tells the diverse stories of participants of many backgrounds who have benefitted from the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). For more information, visit Read More

             

Outing Age 2010: Public Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders

Authors: Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

An update to the groundbreaking Outing Age report issued in 2000, Outing Age 2010 presents an in-depth look at public policy issues and the challenges facing the millions of LGBT older adults in the country. This thorough and detailed report covers: Discrimination and Access to Services, Financial and Family Security, Health and Health Care, Caregiving, Housing, and Civic Engagement. The report also details how several federal programs that aim to serve elders exclude or otherwise discriminate against LGBT elders, and offers solid policy recommendations to remedy the uneven and unequal treatment this growing population faces. For more information, visit Read More

             

Elder Abuse in Indian Country: A Review of the Literature: Research, Policy, and Practice

Authors: National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), National Center on Elder Abuse

This document presents the findings of a literature review on elder abuse in Indian country that included published research articles as well as reports and monographs that emerged from public policy hearings, summits or meetings. It further describes the roles of key agencies and organizations in abuse prevention and consolidates the recommendations that appear in the literature. Visit nicoa.org for more.... Read More

             

Geriatric Education Centers in Indian Country: Resources for Improving the Quality of Care of American Indian and Alaska Native Elders

Author: National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

Overview of the work of Geriatric Education Centers and the beneficial role they can play in improving services to American Indian and Alaska Native elders. Visit nicoa.org for more.... Read More

             

American Indians and Alaska Natives in the 2000 U.S. Census, Part 1

Overview of data on American Indians and Alaska Natives from the 2000 U.S. Census, including AI/AN elders. Visit nicoa.org for more.... Read More

             

Aging Among Southeast Asian Americans in California: Assessing Strengths and Challenges, Strategizing for the Future

Report on the October 17, 2003 conference, Aging Among Southeast Asian Americans in California, on assessing the needs and addressing the gaps in aging services for elderly Southeast Asian Californians. Visit searac.org for more.... Read More

             

Southeast Asian American Elders in California: Demographics and Service Priorities Revealed by the 2000 Census and a Survey of MAAs and FBOs

Through an analysis of 2000 Census results and the findings from a survey of Mutual Assistance Associations (MAAs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in California, this report provides a  baseline for further study as well as guidance for policymakers and grant makers who work with Southeast Asian American elders. Visit searac.org for more.... Read More

             

The Health of the Hispanic Elderly: Mortality, Morbidity and Barriers to Healthcare Access

As the Hispanic elderly population continues to grow, mortality, morbidity, and access to healthcare are all important factors that will influence their well-being in their later years of life in the U.S. This paper by Christy Erving gives a review of some of the prevalent causes death, illnesses, disparities in comparison to other racial/ethnic groups, and barriers to healthcare access for the Hispanic elderly. Visit nhcoa.org for more.... Read More

             

Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Older Adults into Aging Policy and Practice

The National Academy on an Aging Society teamed up with SAGE to publish this edition of the Public Policy and Aging Report. There are a number of articles, with topics including the absence of research devoted to LGBT populations; the higher economic, health, and social risk profile of these individuals; the absence of public policies directed to their specific concerns; the failure of existing broad-based aging policies to incorporate LGBT needs and interests; the lack of cultural competency training among services personnel; the failure of public agencies to address bias-based victimization suffered by LGBT communities; the stealth realization that half of Americans living with HIV will be over the age of 50 by 2015; and the void in the gerontological.... Read More

             
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