Saturday, May 28, 2011

AALS Aging and the Law Listserv - May 27, 2011

1.          Under the Radar: New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study:

2.          Estate Planning For Women (And the Men Who Love Them):

3.          Retirement And The Recession: Savings Destroyed For One Out Of Four Older Workers, Says AARP Survey:

4.          Editorial - Haunted by Their Medicare Vote:

5.          The Stealth Retirement Community:

6.          Migrants Part of Solution to Aging Crisis:

7.         AP-GfK (Roper) Poll: Medicare Doesn't Have To Be Cut:

8.          House Calls Return — and With Them, Some Concerns:

9.          Medicare Top Issue In NY House Special Election:

10.     Warning: Women Face Retirement Crisis:


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Center for Elder Justice and Policy-Summer 2011 newsletter now available

Check out the Summer 2011 issue of the Elder Policy Post, the official newsletter of the CEJP. This issue of the EPP was designed, written, and edited by the 2011 Elder Justice Scholars (Andrea Domaskin, and Alissa Fischer, and Shannon Hysjulien). Thanks to all the past Keystone scholars who have made the Center's work possible. Link: Warning: large file! Enjoy!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

AALS Aging and the Law Listserv - May 20, 2011

1.            Seniors, Guns, and Money:


2.            Misdiagnosis Common in Early-Onset Alzheimer's: 


3.           Dozens Of Questionable Deaths Seen In Assisted Care:


4.            Human Rights of Older Persons: International Human Rights Principles and Standards:


5.            Huge Under-Reporting of Elder Abuse (Ireland):


6.           Retiring With Debt (Canada):


7.            Gingrich - Alzheimer's Research Would Save Money:


8.            Special Congressional Election Offers View Of How GOP Medicare Plan Is Playing With Voters:


9.            Nursing Homes Seek Exemption From Employee Insurance Requirement:


10.        Antipsychotic Drugs Called Hazardous for the Elderly:


11.        Job Announcement – newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Assistant Director, Office of Older Americans:



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Monday, May 16, 2011

AoA webinar: Toolkit for Serving Diverse Communities - May 25

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

In 2010, the Administration on Aging (AoA) released its “Toolkit for Serving Diverse Communities” to assist aging network providers and their partners in building capacity to successfully serve an increasingly diverse population of seniors and their caregivers. The Toolkit consists of a four-step process and a questionnaire that helps professionals, volunteers, and grassroots advocates with every stage of program planning, implementation, and service delivery for older adult communities, their families and caregivers.  

To assist aging services legal providers in improving their outreach efforts and provision of culturally competent services, AoA is presenting a Webinar entitled A Toolkit for Serving Diverse Communities.  This Webinar will be of value to OAA Title IIIB legal providers, Legal Assistance Developers, senior legal helplines, and to AoA grantees involved in the Model Approaches and Pension Counseling Programs, as they deal with challenges in targeting and reaching out to culturally diverse populations that are most in need of critical legal services.

Webinar presenters:
- Carol Crecy, Director, Office of Outreach & Consumer Information, AoA
- Barbara Dieker, Director, Office of Elder Rights, AoA
- Valerie Soroka, Aging Services Program Specialist, AoA
- Margaret Schaefer, ElderAccessLine Attorney, Legal Aid of Nebraska
- Jessica Hiemenz, Training Coordinator, NCLC

This Webinar will provide an overview of:

1.  The cultural competency concepts which are the underpinnings of the AoA Diversity Toolkit;

2.  How the toolkit can be used for program planning and development, monitoring and assessment;

3.  How the toolkit can be used in a variety of settings by legal providers to enhance the delivery of services to diverse populations;

4.  A View from the Field:  Nebraska’s “Tips to Increase Cultural Competency when Working with Clients”

Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging.  This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center

May 16, 2011 in Discrimination, Other | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free webinar will provide overview of new ADA regulations

Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act:
The EEOC Regulations

- Attend In-Person or Online -

Register Now:

Date:  Friday, June 3, 2011
  Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cornell University Government Affairs Office
Hall of States, Room 383
444 North Capitol Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Or attend via free online Webinar (please indicate on registration form)
  • Hon. Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, EEOC
  • Hon. Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner, EEOC
  • Mike Eastman, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Sandy Finucane, Epilepsy Foundation
Introduction and Facilitators: 
  • Susanne Bruyère, Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute
  • Robin L. Shaffert, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, AAPD
Sara VanLooy, Cornell University, Employment and Disability Institute
telephone: (607) 254-6581

We request that you register online to ensure adequate seating, security clearance and to request any necessary accommodations. You can register at: You may attend the Policy Forum in person or via free webinar.

May 14, 2011 in Discrimination | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Friday, May 13, 2011

AALS Aging and the Law Listserv 5/13/2011

1.       April Death With Dignity Recap (DWD Acts, Advance Directives, WA):


2.       Boomers Will Redefine Notions of Age:


3.       Alan Simpson Attacks AARP, Says Social Security is ‘Not A Retirement Program’:


4.    Alzheimer’s Risk – New Scientific Review Evaluates Lifestyle Factors:


5.       Video – Lab Shows What it Feels Like to Age:


6.       Antipsychotic Drugs Called Hazardous for the Elderly:


7.       How Could They Break Up? Faced With Increasing Longevity, Long-Term Couples Aren’t Afraid to Divorce and Start Over:


8.       Appellate Court Rules Poor VA Mental Health Care for Vets is Unconstitutional:


9.       Great-Grandma’s Fertility May Hold Clues to How Long You Will Live:


10.   You Really Are Paying A Lot More for Healthcare:


11. Social Security and Medicare to “run dry earlier than expected” according to Report from the Programs’ Trustees:


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Friday, May 6, 2011

AALS Aging and the Law Listserv May 6, 2011

1.       Social Security Ends Paper Checks:


2.       In Rural Communities, Elderly Populations Rely on Other Seniors to Act as Caregivers:


3.       New Rules Kick in for Social Security and SSI on May 1:


4.       Betty White’s Post-80 Career High – Facing Age With a Saucy Wink:


5.       Editorial – The Ryan Plan for Medicaid:


6.       Interview – IU Cancer Researcher George Sledge:


7.       Pamphlet – Advanced Cancer Care Planning:


8.       China Population Aging, Urbanizing:


9.       A Better Way to Find Home Care Aides:


10.   Americans 45 and Older are New Voting Age Majority:


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Thursday, May 5, 2011

RFPs: National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Annual Meeting october 25-28, 2011

36th Annual Consumer Voice Conference & Meeting


The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care is now accepting proposal for the 2011 Annual Conference and Meeting, being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 25-28, 2011.   Proposals  may come from citizen advocates, ombudsmen, researchers, and others who are involved in advocacy for long-term care consumers. Advocacy for individual residents as well as effective systems advocacy and educational programs are topic areas of particular interest. We look for presentations that demonstrate concrete advocacy strategies that can not only be replicated but make things happen that positively impact consumers. We will consider sessions about advocacy in the entire long-term care continuum including nursing homes, assisted living, and home and community based services. We encourage you to address the successes and barriers in your efforts.

Refer to the Request for Proposal form for more information.  Proposals should be submitted to; or faxed to 202-332-2949.  Proposals are due May 27, 2011 at 5:00pm ET.


May 5, 2011 in Health Care/Long Term Care | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Last known WWI vet dies in Australia

The world's last known combat veteran of World War I, Claude Choules, has died in Australia aged 110.  Known to his comrades as Chuckles, British-born Mr Choules joined the Royal Navy at 15 and went on to serve on HMS Revenge.  He moved to Australia in the 1920s and served in the military until 1956.  Mr. Choules, who had been married to his wife Ethel for 76 years, was reported to have died in his sleep at a nursing home in his adopted city of Perth.  He is survived by three children and 11 grandchildren. His wife died three years ago.  Mr Choules' 84-year-old daughter, Daphne Edinger, told the Associated Press news agency: "We all loved him. It's going to be sad to think of him not being here any longer, but that's the way things go."

Source/more at the BBC.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NSCLC to host free Webinar on legal issues affecting LGBT persons in long term care

Based on the just released report "LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care: Stories from the Field," learn about how applicable law relates to the concerns expressed in dozens of stories contained in the report.


Who:   Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, National Senior Citizens Law Center

Daniel Redman, Del Martin Memorial LGBT Elder Advocacy Initiative, National Lesbian Rights Center


When: May 10, 201


Time: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. EST/11 a.m.-12 noon PST


To register:  Click Here  


Webinars are free to registrants.


The Webinar is free and part of a monthly Webinar series presented by the  

National Senior Citizens Law Center.


May 3, 2011 in Discrimination, Health Care/Long Term Care, Housing | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

Frolik on Long Term Care Insurance

Frolik_lawerence_profile1 Pittsburgh's Larry "The Dude" Frolik's has recently published "The Need for Mandatory Long Term Care Insurance" in the NYU Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.  This pricey publication may be purchased from Lexis- Nexis.  Autographed copies may still be available directly from Larry by emailing him at


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