Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging Releases 2020 Policy Priorities

"We must have an honest discussion on the differences between 'elder abuse' and 'dependent adult abuse.' These are not the exact same thing though they have overlap. To properly protect older Iowans from elder abuse, we must understand the differences and the systemic limitations." Joe Sample, i4a Executive Director The Iowa Association of Area Agencies … Continue reading Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging Releases 2020 Policy Priorities

Elder Abuse versus Dependent Adult Abuse: What's the Difference?

Photo by Huy Phan on Unsplash There are over 526,000 Iowans over the age of 65 (State Data Center of Iowa, 2019). Based on national data that estimates 10 percent of older adults over age 60 are victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation (Beach et al., 2010), then there could be over 52,000 Iowans who experience elder … Continue reading Elder Abuse versus Dependent Adult Abuse: What's the Difference?

Dating online in the older generations: Love and scams

Photo via The Telegraph This week's Age Trivia question asked if older adults were less likely to use technology for dating compared to their younger counterparts. The answer is actually mixed...so yes and no. In recent years, all age groups have steadily increased their online dating activities and found intimate partners (see figure below). Data … Continue reading Dating online in the older generations: Love and scams