Monday, January 28, 2008

Washington Post three-parter on aging in America

A package about aging in America appeared in the Washington Post's "Outlook" section yesterday.  Articles include

--"encore careers" for baby boomers,
--the challenges that divorce has created for children who now need to care for aging parents and step-parents
--the hidden epidemic of elder abuse

"No Country for Old People"

"The New Alone"

"A Hidden Crime"


Marie-Therese Connolly, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, former coordinator of the Department of Justice's Elder Justice and Nursing Home Initiative, and the author of the above article "A Hidden Crime" will be online Monday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. ET to take questions on her Outlook article,"A Hidden Crime", about the horrible circumstances U.S. senior citizens too often are left in, and what can be done to prevent elder neglect. To link to the discussion visit:

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