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February 2018

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

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02.16.2018
By Bob Blancato and Karyne Jones The community of the American Society on Aging expresses its deep condolences to the families of the 17 students killed Wednesday in Parkland, Florida. We also mourn for the Parkland community whose psyche was ravaged by this horrific tragedy. We are alarmed at... Read More
02.14.2018
ASA leadership firmly rejected President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal today, denouncing the bleak vision of the future envisioned by a budget that would mean even further erosion in standards of living for tens of millions of vulnerable and low-income Americans. Over the next ten years, the... Read More
02.13.2018
By Erin Long and Vijeth Iyengar The population of older adults age 65 and over in the United States continues to rise, projected, according to the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s 2016 Families Caring for an Aging America report, to reach an estimated 72.8... Read More
02.13.2018
By Susan Mende America is aging--with a rising number of people over 65. It’s a trend that is growing--by 2060, the number of older Americans is expected to more than double, rising from 14.5 percent of the population to nearly 24 percent. We are not the only country experiencing this... Read More
02.02.2018
By Michael Adams, Robert Blancato and Jack Nadler When Jack Phillips, owner of the Denver-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, told a young gay couple that he would not sell them a wedding cake because he has a religious objection to same-sex marriage, he set in motion a chain of events... Read More
02.02.2018
By Lori Smetanka and Beverley Laubert Recent natural disasters exposed long-term-care facilities’ and com­­munity care systems’ levels of pre­­paredness to handle emergencies and protect their residents and patients. Hurri­canes and wildfires have tested... Read More

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