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Elder Justice

Preparing for the Age Wave

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Bobbie Brinegar

We are in the midst of an age wave, brought on by baby boomers who are changing the nation's demographics and redefining the meaning of old age.

A White House Conference on Aging: Aren't We All?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

We must acknowledge and celebrate the changing face and composition of those aging in America today by focusing on cultural competency and combating all remaining vestiges of discrimination based on age, race, gender or sexual orientation. We should strive to make sure that the quality of life keeps pace with the quantity of life for all our people.

Action Needed Now to End Elder Abuse Among the Poor

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

According to a 2010 study, abuse among America's elderly is, unfortunately, prevalent. It manifests in many forms: psychological, physical, sexual, financial abuse and neglect all which threaten seniors in our community. The impact of elder abuse on low-income older adults is even more significant.

When Love Hurts: The Heartbreak of Elder Abuse

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

Valentine's Day is a time to acknowledge the loved ones in our lives. These relationships include not only a partner or spouse, but also the love between a parent and child. This relationship can be a wonderful experience.

The Shame of Elder Abuse and the Silence of Washington

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 02.28.2012 | Impact
Robert B. Blancato

As we close the holiday season, we are reminded that one sad reality, elder abuse, takes no holiday. Elder abuse is an ever present threat which must be thwarted.