Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
Created over 20 years ago, the Aging Law and Policy Program offers an array of diverse activities which examine the public policy choices created by increasing longevity of our nation’s population. Policy makers can find written studies, conferences, and roundtable discussions which explore possible solutions for the needs of an aging demographic. Students can find opportunities to research and publish on trending aging and health related issues. Over the years, the program has studied numerous issues including affordable housing and aging in place, the challenges of an aging prison population, guardianship for unbefriended and incapacitated adults, kinship care, the response of adult protective services to exploitation of older adults, and workforce development and the role of technology in long-term care. One study currently underway is an examination of the legal needs of older adults in rural areas. The program collaborates with judges, lawmakers, state and local agencies, not-for-profit corporations, attorneys and other professionals committed to helping older adults. Anyone interested in the law and policy of aging can find a home with the Aging Law and Policy Program.
Aging Law and Policy