Volume 1, Number 1, Summer 2020

Developing Age-friendly Cities: Policy Opportunities and Challenges - Chris Phillipson, PhD University of Manchester Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology; Co-Director, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing Tine Buffel, PhD University of Manchester Senior Lecturer in Sociology   Abstract Since the mid-2000s, the need to create age-friendly cities and communities, meaning places where older people are actively involved, valued, and supported, has emerged as a major concern
Introducing the Journal of Elder Policy during the COVID-19 pandemic: Why policies that protect older adults are more important than ever - Editorial: Eva Kahana, PhD, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Elder Policy (JEP). This journal was initiated in 2019 during a period of relative calm and stability in the US. Our goal as a journal is to showcase cutting-edge scholarship in the field of aging and the social sciences that offers guidelines for practice and policy
Is There No Place for Us? The Psychosocial Challenges and Rewards of Aging with HIV - Charles A Emlet and Mark Brennan-Ing Charles A. Emlet, PhD, MSW (corresponding author) is professor of social work at the University of Washington Tacoma School of Social Work and Criminal Justice. Dr. Emlet can be contacted at caemlet@uw.edu Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD is a senior research scientist at the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, the City University of
Life in a world for all ages: From a utopic idea to reality - Liat Ayalon, PhD Bar-llan University Professor, School of Social Work Past chair of COST Action on Ageism Coordinator of Marie Curie Innovative Training Network on Ageism in Europe   Abstract Ageism is defined as stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination toward people because of their age. Although ageism can be directed toward both young and old and can be both positive and
Policy Challenges for Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren with Disabilities - Madonna Harrington Meyer, PhD, Syracuse University Ynesse Abdul-Malak, PhD, Colgate University Abstract Childhood disability rates in the US are increasing, but supports for families are not. As a result, US grandparents provide a great deal of care for grandchildren with disabilities. When they do, they face a myriad of social policy challenges. Here we explore three such challenges: (1) how
Policy Does Matter: Changing an Unchangeable Long-Term Services System - Robert Applebaum Professor of Gerontology and Director Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University Matt Nelson Research Scholar at the Scripps Gerontology Center Jane K. Straker Director of Research and a Senior Research Scholar at the Scripps Gerontology Center Katherine Kennedy Doctoral candidate and Research Assistant at the Scripps Gerontology Center   Abstract Because long-term services policy
Public Guardianship: Policy and Practice - Pamela B. Teaster, PhD Director, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech Stephanie Chamberlain, PhD Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta Alzheimer Society of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow  Abstract Guardianship is a process by which a court delegates to a person or entity the duty and power to make personal, property, or both person and property decisions for another individual based upon
Restructuring Public Policy for Large Numbers of Elders Living with Disabilities - Joanne Lynn, MD, Policy Analyst at Altarum Institute and 2019–2020 Health and Aging Policy Fellow Nils Franco, Research Analyst at Altarum Institute Abstract With nearly twice as many elderly Americans living with disabilities expected within a dozen years, public policy must update and revise the social arrangements that support caregiving, disability, and old age. Needs that already often go unmet