Welcome to the Winter issue of Engage Magazine! Our first issue of the year focuses on homelessness among older adults, which, as any Californian can tell you, has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The statistics you will read in this issue are staggering. Our contributors pose some provocative questions, share success stories and offer solutions and resources for a possible path forward to safe and affordable housing for vulnerable seniors.
This issue's feature article comes to us from Dr. Margot Kushel, Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Kushel breaks down the root causes of homelessness among older adults, explains geriatric conditions specific to homeless older adults, and provides an overview of the maelstrom of factors contributing to the dramatic rise in homelessness across our country.
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