The Veterans Benefits Protection Project: An Award-Winning Program to Combat Elder Financial Abuse

Imagine that you meet two individuals today at a senior center. Each offers to help you identify some important resources that will make your life better. Both of these people identify themselves as volunteers for nonprofit advocacy organizations. They tell you that, as an older adult, you are eligible for some generous support through programs […]

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How Would the Proposed Healthcare Bill Have Affected Medi-Cal and Medicaid? Kamala Harris Discussed at IOA

Being heard is one of our greatest desires as humans. When our voices are silenced and our stories left untold, we feel insignificant and invisible. Unfortunately, in our society, aging adults are rarely given enough of a voice. But on July 3, during her visit to Institute on Aging (IOA), California Senator Kamala Harris let […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017 Inspires Societal Changes for Our Indivisible Freedoms

We all know what it means to experience particular challenges and vulnerabilities—sometimes based on the phase of life we’re in; a health condition that limits us physically, mentally, or even emotionally; or maybe a job that invites risks and complications. In older age, we may be challenged to trust more people and more social services […]

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Dr. Jessica Zitter Takes On Our Attitudes About Death and End-of-Life Care

It’s dizzying to think about how much our attitudes on death have changed over the last century. While the moral, social, and metaphysical implications of and questions about death have remained largely unchanged throughout all of human history, it is only recently that it stopped being this always-stalking, fast-approaching, carnivorous force. That’s due to modern […]

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A New Kind of Heroism: Join IOA and Dr. Jessica Zitter as We Reimagine Our Approach to End-of-Life Care

Institute on Aging has been looking forward to partnering with Dr. Jessica Zitter to bring into the community her stirring insights and ideas about saving lives and dealing with death. Since we began communicating about the possibilities with her over a year ago, Dr. Zitter’s nationwide influence has greatly amplified as she’s become the trusted […]

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