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Vol. 35, Issue 5 (May-June 2014)

Volume 35 Issue 5   June 2014



Legal Challenges to Achieving an Age-Friendly Society in the United States

This article is the text of a lecture given by Professor David English in March 2014 at the Institute of Gerontology, University of Tokyo, Japan, and at Beijing Administrative College in Beijing, China. An overview of legal issues related to aging in the United States, the article serves as a useful introduction to our international readers and as a helpful snapshot of current issues for our domestic readers.


World Congress on Adult Guardianship Highlights International Perspectives

Over 360 participants from 22 countries on six continents came together on May 28–30 at the 2014 World Congress on Adult Guardianship. The lively three-day event offered those involved in guardianship and decision-making a rare opportunity to share problems and solutions with peers from other countries. The theme of the multi-cultural Congress was “Promising Practices to Ensure Excellence in Guardianship Around the World.”

About Bifocal

BIFOCAL, the Commission on Law and Aging's bi-monthly journal, provides timely, valuable legal resources pertaining to older persons, generated through the joint efforts of public and private bar groups and the aging network.

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