Special issue of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy on the COVID-19 pandemic

By Edward Alan Miller, Ph.D., M.P.A., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Aging & Social Policy

A special issue of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy on the COVID-19 pandemic was just published online. It is entitled, “Older Adults and COVID-19: Implications for Aging Policy and Practice,” as Volume 32, Issue 4/5. The issue consists of 28 contributions by leading scholars who explore the myriad ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has affected older adults and their families, caregivers, and communities. It proposes policies and strategies for protecting and improving the lives of older people during the pandemic. It draws lessons for aging policy and practice more generally, given underlying challenges brought to the fore by government, provider, community, and individual responses to the pandemic.

The issue is available open access at


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