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posted 11.23.2015
An inspiration to help older adults get around came to Bob Carr and his wife, Anne, as they parked for an exercise class at the YMCA one day in Atlanta. Read More
posted 11.23.2015
The idea that independence is best preserved by aging in place is a myth exposed when elders must rely on family, friends, a plethora of professional caregivers and, often, an assisted living facility or nursing home. Read More
posted 11.17.2015
Given the scale and pace of the greying of America, and because satisfaction with living conditions correlates highly with life satisfaction, housing for this population has become one of the more salient policy issues in America today. Read More
posted 11.16.2015
A moderated discussion with experts and leaders in the field of aging centering around helping elders afford to age in community, and highlights Age Stong, an investment initiative that provides financing to projects that enable older adults to successfully age in their communities. Read More
posted 11.11.2015
An email discussion between a palliative care expert and a research consultant about California’s assisted suicide bill in the month before Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill.  Read More
posted 11.09.2015
The once-bipartisan White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) has been held roughly every decade since passage of the landmark Older Americans Act in 1965.    Read More
posted 11.09.2015
For me, the only way to prevent racism from influencing my medical practice is to confront it head on. Read More
posted 11.04.2015
ASA Board Chair Lynn Friss Feinberg, senior Strategic Policy Advisor with the AARP Public Policy Institute, Washington, D.C., is the Fall 2015 recipient of the Paul Nathanson Distinguished Advocate Award, from Justice in Aging.  Read More
posted 10.30.2015
Members of ASA are included in prestigious list of the 50 most influential people in aging by Next Avenue. Read More
posted 10.22.2015
The first step toward fixing a problem is to understand why it exists, and then propose solutions. Read More