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Experiences with the COVID-19 outbreak can vary for Americans of different ages

Experiences with the COVID-19 outbreak can vary for Americans of different agesJune 16, 2020 | Pew Research Center The COVID-19 outbreak has altered daily life for Americans – from how they work and attend school, to the ways they connect with others, to how they worship. These experiences can vary with age, as these findings from Pew Research Center surveys illustrate. 1. Older [...]
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Inequality is a public health crisis

Inequality is a public health crisisBy Carol Hymowitz At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, government and public health officials thought the virus would strike people equally, regardless of their wealth, power or race. Just the opposite has occurred. In the U.S., those hardest hit by Covid-19 are minorities and immigrants who were already hurting [...]
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Carol Larson

CAROL LARSON Former, President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Carol Larson is the former president and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a position she held from 2004 to 2019. Ms. Larson served as the Packard Foundation’s director of programs from 1995 through 1999 and was appointed a vice [...]
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Kathleen E. Christensen

KATHLEEN E. CHRISTENSEN Former Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Kathleen E. Christensen began working with SCL in May 2020 after a twenty-five-year tenure as Director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Working Longer program. The program was designed to deepen scholarly and public understanding of aging Americans’ work patterns. In 1994 she founded the [...]
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The Pandemic Has Accelerated The Need To Close The Digital Divide For Older Adults

The Pandemic Has Accelerated The Need To Close The Digital Divide For Older AdultsBy Susan Nash The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown into stark relief two already disturbing trends from the last couple of decades. First, as the population ages, many older adults find themselves socially isolated, often with life-threatening consequences. Second, older adults have lagged [...]
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Faculty Spotlight: Rob Jackson

Faculty Spotlight: Rob Jackson Rob Jackson and his lab examine the many ways in which people affect the Earth. They seek basic scientific knowledge and use it to help shape policies and reduce the environmental footprint of global warming, energy extraction, and other issues. Jackson is a faculty affiliate of SCL, and mentors two research [...]
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Families Can Be Less Frenzied

Families Can Be Less FrenziedBy Kerry Grannis Post-pandemic, will we be able to preserve some of the slower pace we’re currently enjoying, or will we quickly return the old frenzy? My family is fortunate enough to live in an area with access to a multitude of activities that speak to our three teenagers’ varied interests, [...]