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posted 09.10.2014
Participants of the ASA Leadership Institute are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks. Read More
posted 09.09.2014
In this series profiling ASA leadership program alumni, ASA's AgeBlog asked Sheena Jaffer a few questions about her interests, goals and the roles that mentorship has played in her career development. Read More
posted 09.08.2014
In decades past, parents stretched to pay for their students’ college tuition and expenses for four years, and then the check writing stopped. But today’s lengthened road to adulthood and challenging economic realities are pressuring the Bank of Mom and Dad to stay open much longer. Read More
posted 09.04.2014
Caregiving responsibilities can influence individuals’ retirement decisions and their post-retirement well-being. The effect of caregiving responsibilities on retirement decisions depends upon the relative balance between care-related time demands and financial needs due to care... Read More
posted 09.04.2014
Our do-it-yourself retirement system is broken, and reform efforts will come too late to help many Americans. Given current realities, what can people do to prepare for retirement?  Read More
posted 09.04.2014
There is a desperate need for standardized training and education of the medical profession in living wills, DNR and POLST order use. This simple checklist process can be incorporated into resuscitations when medical personnel are confronted with all types of advance-care-planning documents or... Read More
posted 09.04.2014
Estimating how long people will live has for centuries been the purview of actuaries and demographers.  Read More
posted 09.04.2014
In its 15th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of workers, the nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS) finds that baby boomers are trailblazing a new model for retirement and relatively few have intentions of retiring any time soon. The survey also uncovered opportunities and... Read More
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

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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
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