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Gerontology News

23 hours ago
mong older adults whose houses were damaged or destroyed after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, those who maintained stronger connections with neighbors and friends after the disaster experienced less cognitive decline than those who were more ...
General Social WorkGerontology
1 day ago
UK Charity Commission says victims in Manchester New Moston congregation were ‘badly let down’ by trusteesA Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Manchester has been criticised by the Charity Commission over its handling of allegations of child sex abuse by a senior member.Victims of a convicted p[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
4 days ago
Doctors urge government to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol as research reveals extent of liver diseaseAlmost 63,000 people in England will die over the next five years from liver problems linked to heavy drinking unless ministers tackle the scourge of cheap alcohol, doctors are warning.Se[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
ongress took two big steps this week that could have a major impact on seniors and younger people with disabilities. The one that got the most attention, of course, was the Senate’s failure to pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The second ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilities
1 week ago
When choosing a charity to work for, fundraisers need to go with their heart. But is emotional connection enough to sustain a career? When looking for a fundraising job, the charity’s cause is priority, says fundraiser Niki Barton, head of supporter retention and development at Oxfam GB. “Then y[...]
CareersCharitiesCareersCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
1 week ago
Experts draw comparisons with the thalidomide scandal as they reveal that traumatic complications are more common than official figures suggestSenior doctors have called for a public inquiry into the use of vaginal mesh surgery amid mounting concerns that a significant proportion of patients have be[...]
HealthWomenEducationHealth and CareGerontology
2 weeks ago
Concerns about the quality of blood products from the United States were raised nearly half a century ago, writes Martyn BerryThe “bad blood” tragedy could so easily have been avoided (May orders inquiry into contaminated blood scandal, 12 July). Professor Richard Titmuss’s book The Gift [...]
HealthHousing and PovertyHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
3 weeks ago
I shared inspiring stories of my days with ill, elderly and disabled clients, giving their unpaid carers a break‘You can do personal care’: one man’s journey to support workI love coming home and sharing stories about my day at work with my partner. I am a support worker with elderly, disabled[...]
CareersHealth and CareGerontologyDisabilitie
3 weeks ago
Jacqueline Macdonald-Davis and Jessica Baldwin are spearheading a campaign to court greater diversity among volunteers to the benchCriminal justice has among the lowest proportion of senior staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Research published last week by consultants Green Park found[...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontologyMinorities and ImmigrationGovernment PolicyCrimina
3 weeks ago
His vehicle is a lorry and he is exempted from paying the COE and ARF as he is a member of the National Council of Social Service. "He appears friendly and cheerful and he always believes in being self sufficient and independent."
General Social WorkGerontology
3 weeks ago
alvation Army Capt. Benjamin Deuel said a chief concern for the social services side of his organization is food scarcity for the elderly. That population on food stamps only receive $16 to $25 a month to coincide with their Social Security income ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingGerontology
3 weeks ago
oody's, the ratings agency, pegs the total at $251 billion. Social services that rely on state money have also been crippled, including mental health service, Meals on Wheels for homebound seniors and domestic violence support centers. The impasse has ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontologyMental Health
3 weeks ago
ladstone has a bachelor’s of social work from FIU and a master’s of social work from Yeshiva University. Legna Gonzalez has been named managing director of investments and program director, CUSO Financial Services, L.P. at Power Financial Credit Union ...
General Social WorkEducationGerontology
3 weeks ago
As a senior manager in the Scottish NHS I can see the government recognises the huge pressures that we’re under As a senior manager in the health system in Scotland, managing a large budget and a substantial number of staff, I have the same challenges as my counterparts in England. But – though [...]
HealthHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment PolicyCriminal Justice
3 weeks ago
Ex-chancellor defends ‘unavoidable’ austerity after senior ministers suggest public sector pay cap should be liftedThe former chancellor Norman Lamont has slapped down senior cabinet ministers over public sector pay, urging them to stop ganging up on the incumbent chancellor, Philip Hammond. Spe[...]
Gerontology
3 weeks ago
When he was 17, my friend Dave Turner, who has died of motor neurone disease aged 57, was able to turn his back on a shopfloor apprenticeship at EMI and choose a life of self-education, social justice and fun. If his chosen subjects were orthodox, his specialised research areas were about the forgot[...]
EducationHealth and CareGerontologyCriminal Justice
4 weeks ago
Health service’s financial regulator waters down proposal for 14 areas in England after warnings that patient care would sufferNHS bosses have been forced to backtrack on controversial plans to impose “brutal” cost-cutting measures that involved delaying operations, denying patients treatment [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontologyGovernment Policy
4 weeks ago
PM’s spokesman insists annual 1% pay rise cap remains in place, hours after source suggested it could be easedGovernment hints at a possible end to the cap on pay rises for public sector workers have descended into utter confusion after Downing Street rapidly changed tack, insisting that the polic[...]
Gerontology
4 weeks ago
Local authorities plan to find £824m of savings, meaning they will be spending £6bn less on social care than in 2010 when austerity beganCuts to social care will continue this year despite ministers putting in an extra £1bn to halt the deterioration in services, senior council officials have said[...]
Health and CareGerontology
4 weeks ago
hite, 20, who will be a senior during her term, is majoring in social services with a minor in sociology, women and gender studies, and law and justice. She is a McNair Scholar and has worked as an assistant in the Office of Student Involvement.
General Social WorkEducationGerontologyCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
5 weeks ago
Prisons are now the largest provider of residential care for elderly men. What does that say about us? Guardian readers respondThe fact that prisons are now the largest provider of residential care for elderly men in the UK is just one more sign of the degraded “society” we live in (Buried alive[...]
Health and CareGerontologyMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
5 weeks ago
In return for a cheap rent, Finnish 18- to 25-year-olds are befriending older people in a state-run care home and helping provide a range of social activitiesIt’s a sunny Thursday afternoon and residents of the Rudolf Seniors Home – Helsinki’s largest state care home – are eating raspberry s[...]
HousingHealth and CareGerontology
5 weeks ago
They can’t manage the stairs, so they can’t exercise, or go to classes. They’re afraid to shower in case they fall. The ones with dementia don’t even know where they are. Is this any way to deal with elderly offenders? By Amelia HillDave was 13 when he got his first custodial sentence. It wa[...]
GerontologyCriminal Justice
5 weeks ago
Problem being overlooked, says report which finds number of over-60s in jails in England and Wales has tripled in 15 yearsPrisons are now the largest providers of residential care for frail and elderly men in England and Wales and are increasingly turning into hospices, providing end-of-life care fo[...]
Health and CareGerontologyCriminal Justice
5 weeks ago
rump's tweet seem to highlight frustration with ongoing probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election [File: Evan Vucci/AP] US President Donald Trump appeared to confirm on Friday that he was under investigation and seemingly took aim at a senior ...
General Social WorkGerontology
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7 weeks ago
The revolution of digital technology has “changed the way social workers practice with, and on behalf of,  older adults and has enhanced the connection between older adults, caregivers, providers, and the community,” explains Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW, Director of the NASW Office of Ethics and Pro[...]
 

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7 weeks ago
The revolution of digital technology has “changed the way social workers practice with, and on behalf of,  older adults and has enhanced the connection between older adults, caregivers, providers, and the community,” explains Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW, Director of the NASW Office of Ethics and Pro[...]
 
21 weeks ago
By Maren Dale, News contributor JaNeen Cross, DSW, MSW, MBA, is the 2016 senior policy fellow through the NASW HEALS (Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars) Policy Fellowship. Cross, an assistant clinical professor of social work from Widener University in Pennsylvania, relocated in August f[...]
 
33 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff In the past several decades, Barbara Silverstone, an NASW Social Work Pioneer® and leader in the field of aging, said she became increasingly alarmed by two trends: the diminution of the role of supervisor and the acceleration of de-professionalization in social services[...]
 
49 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff The population of Floridians over age 85 is expected to double by 2020, says Jim Akin, executive director of the NASW Florida Chapter. “Services to older adults continues to be a challenge,” Akin said. “The number of people living here are getting older and people m[...]
 
386 weeks ago
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports on state-level budget cuts:Cuts Affect Wide Range of ServicesStates began cutting their budgets last spring, as the recession brought sharply weakened revenues. The cuts have intensified as the economy has worsened. Even as the need for state-funded[...]
 
390 weeks ago
From Feeding America: they help supply food banks (warehouses stocked with food) which, in turn, deliver it to local soup kitchens (where you eat on site) or food pantries (where you can get bags of groceries to take home, if you have a home):
A landmark study released today from Feeding Americ[...]