Ageism, You’re Fired!

by Teresa Elliott, MiCAFE Intern Did you know this is National Social Work Week? In fact, the whole month of March is Social Work Month! Most people come into contact with social workers through direct service delivery in the form of counseling or case management. But did you know an important part of a social worker’s role is to work for social change? Social workers … Continue reading Ageism, You’re Fired!

Helping Seniors Age with Dignity

by Ron Tatro, Vice President, Administration and Center for Elder Rights Advocacy My mother-in-law has been on my mind. My mom recently passed away at the age of 98.  It was interesting following changes in her life in recent years and seeing how that journey had impacted her life as she aged.  Giving up driving, moving into a retirement village, selling her home, and being put … Continue reading Helping Seniors Age with Dignity

The Financial Exploitation of Our Elders, Culture, and Ageism: Part Three

by Lindsay Felsing, M.S.W., Director of Economic Security How Can You Prevent Elder Abuse? The first post in this series defined various types of elder abuse with an emphasis on financial exploitation. The second post examined why older adults are the frequent targets of financial exploitation as a potential symptom and microcosm of a societal problem: overarching, negative views of aging in America. Now, let’s … Continue reading The Financial Exploitation of Our Elders, Culture, and Ageism: Part Three

Blog Series: The Financial Exploitation of our Elders, Culture, and Ageism, Part Two

by Lindsay Felsing, Director of Economic Security Why are older adults the targets of financial exploitation? Reflections on differences between generations and cultural attitudes toward aging The world we live in today is very different than the world in which our elders grew up. Technology advances practically daily. In the age of Facebook, we often replace in-person interaction with the ‘Like’ of a friend’s photo or … Continue reading Blog Series: The Financial Exploitation of our Elders, Culture, and Ageism, Part Two