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Senior healthcare workers are the forgotten front line

The term “healthcare hero” is now widely used in describing hospital and other frontline workers taking care of COVID-19 patients, and rightfully so. People risking their lives to serve others is something special. Yet, the narrative about skilled nursing teams has not been as positive as that of hospital heroes treating patients with coronavirus. But…

We have always been essential

As a black man who leads one of Atlanta’s oldest and largest nonprofits comprised of a predominantly black workforce, I join many others who are angry, hurt, sad, confused, and a whole range of other emotions concerning recent events across our nation. I am deeply disturbed by the racism, injustice, and violence in a country…

The scourge of ageism and what to do about it

The coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 brought into the open some deep-seated questions about aging in America, and how seniors are regarded: Are they somehow less useful than those who are younger? Are their lives somehow less valuable? Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, wrote in…

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