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The JAHF Releases Statement on Ageism

In recognition of the World Health Organization’s call to “Take a Stand Against Ageism” to mark the October 1st International Day of Older Persons 2016, Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation and a researcher and authority on the care of older people, offers the following statement:

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Statement on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) from Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation

Elder mistreatment is a common and even deadly problem but it all too frequently goes undiagnosed and unreported. A n estimated one in ten older Americans suffer elder mistreatment, which we define as physical, psychological, or sexual abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or abandonment —Terry Fulmer

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Philanthropist Amy Berman will Receive Honorary Degree, Deliver Commencement Address at Quinnipiac University

Amy Berman, RN, a Senior Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation, a nurse, and a passionate champion for improving the care of older adults, received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Quinnipiac University at the school’s Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 22. Ms. Berman also delivered a Commencement address to the undergraduate School of Nursing on the university’s Hamden, Connecticut campus. 

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