It’s high time we recognized that C-Suite executives aren’t the only leaders in the field of long-term services and supports, writes Robyn Stone.
What We Don’t Know About Direct Care Workers Could Hurt Us
We know some important things about the direct care workforce that provides long-term services and supports (LTSS) to millions of older Americans. But it’s what we don’t know that could hurt us, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. What We Know We know, for ...
3 of the Best Ways to Celebrate Labor Day All Year
In 1887, Oregon became the first state in the union to officially set aside the first Monday in September to celebrate the many contributions of our nation’s workers. But Labor Day didn’t start in Oregon. The Labor Day tradition actually began a full 5 years before the Oregon legislature took its bold action. And workers ...
Suddenly, I’m an Expert on Immigration
Several times a year, I have the opportunity to attend conferences in such places as Australia, China, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet with researchers from around the globe and to compare notes about how our respective countries are preparing for a much-anticipated explosion in the world’s ...
Cuba and the Gift of Old Age
Neighborhoods that “feel warmer and more communal than those in many other nations.” An artistic community that “is consistently dazzling.” That’s how New York Times columnist David Brooks described his April trip to Cuba with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.Brooks writes about seeing “a radiating ...
Bringing Low-Income Elders Out of the Shadows
The issue of poverty got me into the aging field 40 years ago. I was horrified to learn that 33% of older Americans lived below the poverty line. I wanted to do something about that.As I look back on the last 4 decades, I take some satisfaction in knowing that our nation has made incredible strides in improving the lives and the ...