LeadingAge members have long been aware of the rapid growth in America’s older adult population and the challenges this shift represents. The need for housing, staff and clinical support is vividly evident. But a growing number of organizations and policy makers are beginning to concentrate on another aspect of aging: the extent to which it is perceived as a loss of ability and hope rather than a third stage of growth filled with opportunity.
The word for this is “ageism". . . READ MORE