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Publications and Reports

This portion of the resources section provides links to publications and reports produced by NLRC's partner organizations and others

ABA

Bifocal home page
Source: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Content Type: Newsletter
Bifocal publishes news about elder bar sections' activities and articles of interest. To join contact Trisha Bullock.

Online Publications for Legal Professionals
Source: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Content Type: Publications
Online Publications of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging for Law Professionals.

Publications about Guardianship and Guardianship Alternatives
Source: American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
Content Type: Publications
Publications about guardianship and guardianship alternatives.

Publications and Reports of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education
Source: American Bar Associaiton Fund for Justice and Education
Content Type: Publications
The home page for FJE's newsletter and annual report.

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Newsletters
Source: Aging & Disability Resource Center
Content Type: Newsletter
Weekly newsletter only for ADRC-TAE grantees.

AoA

ACL Enews
Source: Administration for Community Living
Content Type: Newsletter
eNewsletter and periodic eNews alerts for professionals working in the field of aging.

AoA Fact Sheets
Source: Administration on Aging
Content Type: Publications
Fact Sheets and publications for professionals in the field of aging, service providers and policymakers as well as older Americans and their family members.

CERA

Legal Hotlines Connection
Source: Center for Elder Rights Advocacy
Content Type: Newsletter
Bi-monthly newsletter for legal helplines. With archive, 2002 - present. To join email info@ceraresource.org.

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

NAAAA News and Notes
Source: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Content Type: Publications
New publications, outreach toolkits, training materials and more to use for Medicare education efforts.

NAAAA Resources and Publications
Source: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Content Type: Publications
Publications and research from NAAAA.

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

The Maturing of America - Communities Moving Forward for an Aging Population
Source: N4A
Content Type: PDF report
New n4a Report: U.S. Communities Struggle to Keep Up With Needs of Aging Population Due to the financial consequences from the Great Recession, many U.S. communities have been unable to make significant progress in preparing to meet the needs of the country's rapidly aging population. “The Maturing of America - Communities Moving Forward for an Aging Population,” a follow-up to an extensive survey conducted in 2005, reveals that at best, communities have managed to maintain the status quo for the past six years due to the decline in the overall economy and local government budgets. This report also reveals that, despite the challenges, important advances have been made including increase in specialized training for emergency and public safety staff in dealing with older adults; growth of in-home supportive services; greater support for advanced education for the workforce; and expanded volunteer opportunities. Even so, with millions of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, these advancements are nowhere near the level of progress needed to ensure that communities are livable for people of all ages.

National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilites
NASUAD News, The Newsletter of the National Association of State Units on Aging

Source: National Association of State Units on Aging
Content Type: Newsletter
NASUAD Newsletter.

New Reports from NASUAD
Source: National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities
Content Type: Publications
New Reports from NASUAD.

NCEA

CANE Clearinghouse
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
Content Type: Publications
CANE, located at the University of Delaware, is the nation's largest archive of published research, training resources, government documents, and other sources on elder abuse. Includes bibliographies of research materials published on major topics relevant to Elder Care between 1987 and 2007.

NCEA Publications
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
Content Type: Publications
Resources created by NCEA grantees plus other publications included because of their direct relevance to the work of elder abuse prevention.

NCEA Newsletter
Source: National Center on Elder Abuse
Content Type: Newsletter
Links to subscribe to NCEA newsletters, list serves, and social media feeds

National Consumer Law Center

NCLC Subscription Newsletters
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: Subscription Newsletters
NCLC publishes paid subscription newsletters on Bankruptcy and Foreclosure, Consumer Credit and Usury, Debt Collection and Repossessions, and Deceptive Practices and Warranties.

NCLC Books for Counselors and Other Advocates
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: For purchase materials
Materials about protecting clients' rights during home foreclosures and predatory lending practices.

NCLC Special Reports
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: Reports
NCLC reports from 2002 to the present.

Outlook Newsletter
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: newsletters
Highlights of the Center’s recent activities.

NCLC Publications for Lawyers
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: For purchase materials
The 18 manuals detail state legislation and case law in all 50 states, as well as federal laws, regulations, cases, agency interpretations, and letters.

National Institute on Aging

Extensive directory of online publications
Source: National Institute on Aging
Content Type: Web page
Extensive listing of publications on aging and health, many available in Spanish.

NSCLC

In Review
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Newsletter
A monthly newsletter that summarizes significant Center activities related to the health and economic security of low-income older adults and federal rights for all.

20 Common Nursing Home Problems
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: For purchase materials
This guide explains legal problems commonly faced by residents and families and gives an explanation of relevant law. It also gives instructions on how a resident, family member or advocate should proceed if there's a problem.

NSCLC's Publications
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: For purchase materials
Publications for legal professionals, advocates and consumers. RSS: http://www.nsclc.org/front-page/search_rss_pub.

Health and Income Network Alerts
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: Newsletter
Health Network Alerts have regular updates for advocates on legal issues and advocacy efforts on Medicare, Medicaid, and relevant state health care issues or cases. Income Network Alerts cover Social Security and Supplemental Security issues and related legal issues or cases.

Washington Report.
Source: National Senior Citizens Law Center
Content Type: For purchase materials
A biweekly subscription newsletter for legal services advocates. Covers significant cases of relevance to those who help low-income older adults and incorporates useful news you can use.

Research on Aging

Doing without Economic Insecurity and Older Americans
Source: Wider Opportunities for Women
Content Type: Web page
More than one-half of elder households in the United States have incomes that do not cover basic expenses. Which states have the largest income gaps between median income and necessary expenses? What percentage of this country's older population is unable to meet their basic needs on a daily basis? Who are these older Americans-are they male, or female? Caucasian, African American or Hispanic? Single or married? What age bracket does this population fall into, and what is their housing status? This overview, produced by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) and focusing on a ranking of the states by income shortfalls, offers an answer to the first question. The rest will be answered in a series of demographic briefs, Doing Without, which will provide a clearer picture of older Americans who are struggling to make ends meet.

Three new Diversity Trends
Source: NCOA
Content Type: Web Page
Recent Census data revealed that there are more than 56 million people aged 60+ in the United States. These seniors are an increasingly diverse group.

NCOA Issue Brief on Cultural Competence and Benefits Access
Source: NCOA
Content Type: PDF
Cultural competence is a natural fit with person-centered benefits outreach and enrollment, and has advantages not only for the client, but also for the work of the counseling organization. This issue brief discusses how benefits counselors can adopt a systematic approach to deliver culturally competent services to ensure that low-income clients-regardless of their background-receive and retain benefits that help them to maintain a level of financial stability, remain healthy, and continue to live independently, thereby contributing to the economic and social life of their community.

Aging Gracefully: Emerging Issues for Public Policy and Consumer Welfare
Source: Journal of Consumer Affairs
Content Type: Web Article
To be an aging consumer in a youth culture means facing several challenges, including maintaining self-esteem in the face of negative media portrayals, redefining the meaning of being sexually active, coping with vulnerability, planning for retirement and investing for the final years. Despite tremendous differences and contradictions among aging consumers, many policymakers take a narrow, single-minded approach to issues of consumer welfare and public policy, which fails to address the wide variation among members of this group.

Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators Statistics
Source: Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
Content Type: PDF
Provides a comprehensive look at the older population's health and well-being.

CDC Healthy Aging at a Glance 2011
Source: CDC
Content Type: Web site
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated version of its annual Aging at a Glance report. This report addresses the implications of an aging society and opportunities for improving older adult health and quality of life, as well as how the CDC and its partners are addressing these issues. The report includes statistics on older adults and their health, success stories on programs and communities that have successfully addressed needs of older adults, and related materials.

Researching Scholarly Journals on Aging
Source: NLRC
Content Type: Article
This article offers a breif description of how to reasearch scholarly journals on aging, ideas on getting access to the journals, and a listing of journals that publish on aging related issues.

Growing Old in America: Expectations vs. Reality
Source: Pew Research Center
Content Type: Article
This article discusses the gap between the expectations that young and middle-aged adults have about old age and the actual experiences older adults have.

State Specific Publications

Maine Online Elder Rights Consumer Handbook
Source: Maine Legal Services For the Elderly
Content Type: Webpage
An interactive online legal handbook for Maine seniors covering 16 subject areas. A great resource for Maine and a good model for other states.

Indiana 2009 Laws of Aging
Source: Indiana Bar Foundation
Content Type: Downloadable PDF handbook
Downloadable guide to law and programs for seniors in Indiana published by the Indiana Bar Foundation

Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors
Source: Tennessee Bar Association
Content Type: PDF
Comprehensive state specific legal handbook for seniors in Tennessee.

TCSG

TCSG Best Practice Notes
Source: The Center for Social Gerontology
Content Type: Newsletter
Best Practice Notes is published biannually by TCSG. Each issue includes one or more articles on timely substantive and delivery issues in the field of law and aging. Archived issues available.

Daily News Updates on Legal Services & Elder Rights Developments
Source: The Center for Social Gerontology
Content Type: News
Daily updates on legal services and elder rights.

TCSG Publications
Source: The Center for Social Gerontology
Content Type: For purchase materials
Page listing TCSG's publications for sale.