Social work's efforts to ensure that older Americans remain engaged can
help those who are aging feel more vital and part of communities. This
in turn can help reduce social isolation and change societal attitudes
Social worker Pamela Braun, who has spent her entire career in the field
of aging, says many people don't realize the amount of energy and care
the aging population requires.
NASW President Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, LCSW, writes: "Our
association fights for social justice on behalf of its members and the
individuals, groups and communities they serve."
NASW CEO Angelo McClain, PhD, LICSW, writes: "Authenticity is
fundamental to communication, relationships, and real human connections.
Authenticity begins with self-awareness: knowing your values, emotions,