Program helps older domestic violence victims
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October, shines a light on domestic violence, including abuse between spouses and other intimate partners. SeniorLaw Center (SLC), a nonprofit that aims to improve the lives and protect the rights of older Pennsylvanians, is also shining a light on a particular aspect of this abuse: its older victims. “Older adults are a hidden population within the domestic violence community, and they can face some unique barriers,” said Dana Goldberg, SLC’s director of victim services.
Aging Research & Issues: October 2-6, 2017
- Old age expectations are related to how long people want to live. Catherine E. Bowen and Vegard Skirbekk. Aging and Society, Volume 37, Issue 9 October 2017 , pp. 1898-1923. Open Access. Published online: July 15, 2016.
- Gender inequality in self-reported health among the elderly in contemporary welfare countries: A cross-country analysis of time use activities, socioeconomic positions and family characteristics. Adjei NK, Brand T, Zeeb H. PLoS ONE (2017) , 12(9): e0184676. 6
Aging Research & Issues: September 25-29, 2017
- Housing Governance and Senses of Home in Older Age: The Provider Scale. Emma R. Power. Journal of Housing For the Elderly, Volume 31, 2017 – Issue 3, Pages 193-212. Published online: September 15, 2017
- The relations between sleep, time of physical activity, and time outdoors among adult women. Kate Murray, Suneeta Godbole, Loki Natarajan, Kelsie Full, J. Aaron Hipp, Karen Glanz, Jonathan Mitchell, Francine Laden, Peter James, Mirja Quante, Jacqueline Kerr (2017). PLOS ONE 12(9). Published September 6, 2017.
Aging Research & Issues: September 18-22, 2017
- Resilience in context: the special case of advanced age. Karen J. Hayman, Ngaire Kerse & Nathan S. Consedine. Aging & Mental Health, Volume 21, 2017 – Issue 6, Pages 577-585. Published online: June 22, 2016.
- U. S. GAO: MEDICAID MANAGED CARE: CMS Should Improve Oversight of Access and Quality in States’ Long-Term Services and Supports Programs. GAO-17-632: Published: August 14, 2017. Publicly Released: September 13, 2017. Access to full report and highlights.
Aging Research & Issues: 8/7-11/17
Aging Research & Issues: June 19 – 23, 2017
- “The Vietnamese have a better understanding of yidishkeit than the Jewish Federation officials”: A senior day center in historical perspective. Rakhmiel Peltz. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, Volume 29, 2017 – Issue 2-3: Aging in the Jewish World.
Pages 164-176. Published online: May 17, 2017. An explanation of the history and importance of the Stiffel Senior Center to its users. It closed in 2011 and had served the Jewish immigrant community in South Philadelphia since 1928.
- Aging in Precarious Circumstances: Do Positive Views on Aging Make a Difference? Catrinel Craciun, Paul Gellert, Uwe Flick. The Gerontologist (June 2017), Volume 57, Issue 3, Pages 517-528. Published online: October 28, 2015.
Aging News Headlines: June 15, 2017
Aging Research & Issues: June 5 – 9, 2017
- Community Elder Mistreatment Intervention With Capable Older Adults: Toward a Conceptual Practice Model. David Burnes, PhD. The Gerontologist, June 2017, Volume 57, Issue 3, Pages 409-416.
Published online: February 12, 2016.
- Nutrition Across the Lifespan for Healthy Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop (2017). National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Free pdf download of the report is available. Participants discussed the role of nutrition in the aging process at various stages in life, changes in organ systems over the lifespan and changes that occur with age related to cognitive, brain, and mental health, and explored opportunities to move forward in promoting healthy aging in the United States.