COVID-19 has highlighted our health system’s shortfalls, but it has also galvanized policymakers into action to achieve meaningful change. Thoughtful policy recommendations must address underlying community-level factors that promote social and health disparities.
By Thomas Eagen, Marie C. Gualtieri, Luming Li, Lisa O’Neill and Ivorie Stanley
The time is ripe to consider housing for older adults and whether, generally, it aids social connection or prevents it. Architect Charles (Chuck) Durrett and gerontologist Alexandria Levitt likely have one solid answer.
As members of communities that are struggling with school reopenings, you are a critical voice for all the older adults you serve. Tell your superintendents and elected officials that older adults must be considered when reopening schools.