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Full-time students who join ASA between August 11 and September 30, 2014 will be eligible to win a free flight on Southwest Airlines! Learn More
We are accepting nominations for the 2015 ASA Awards to recognize those doing amazing things to make an impact on the lives of older adults. Learn More
All are free to ASA members and many are open to everyone! Plus, you can earn up to 8 complimentary CEUs! Learn More
The aging services network is at a critical juncture. The Summer 2014 issue of Generations explores the changes facing the system that has developed to serve America's... Learn More

AgeBlog

posted 08.28.2014
Caregiving for an elderly, frail person is an intimate experience, a loving act—a gem of human kindness. In this country, the greatest numbers of these caregivers are volunteers, usually family members and friends, but for LGBT elders and their caregivers, there is a noticeable twist to the... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
There are fewer infrastructure supports available to assist LGBT caregivers. Knowing which are available and how to access them for your LGBT clients and families is an important step in making your agency welcoming and inclusive to all, including the LGBT community. Read More

Forums

posted 07.01.2014
On June 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn Watts Colvin as Commissioner of Social Security. President Obama said, “I am grateful for Carolyn’s past service in various roles at the Social Security Administration, and I am confident that she will... Read More
posted 05.13.2014
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has released a new report, “Cost of Care: Quantifying Care-Centered Provisions of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.” The report finds that implementation of several action steps in the national Alzheimer’s... Read More
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Partner Spotlight

Grantmakers in Aging and ASA are pleased to partner on the “Conversations with GIA” webinar series in 2014. Grantmakers in Aging is a national catalyst for philanthropy dedicated to improving the experience of aging. The “Conversations with GIA” series offers a host of engaging topics relevant to all aging professionals, from senior housing and the transformational power of the arts to hunger in America and economic security in older age. View upcoming web seminars.

 

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Events

Unlocking Doors across the Long-Term Services and Support Spectrum Event Details
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Annual Conference Event Details
Working within Value-based Contracts to Support Community-Based Palliative Care: Challenges and Solutions in the Health System Environment Event Details