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Join NEST Day at San Francisco

posted 02.19.2018

By Phil Stafford

The other day, while exiting my pick-up at the little store down the road, a biker-friend noticed my bright chartreuse ASA NEST t-shirt. “What does NEST stand for?”, he inquired. I replied “It’s an interest group of ASA, my national association – called The Network for Environments, Services and Technologies.”

Smiling, he stated “Well that covers a lot of territory doesn’t it?”

I had to agree.


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Learning From the World to Build Age-Friendly, Inclusive U.S. Communities

posted 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.

Learn About the Aging Population Hidden in Plain Sight

posted 02.12.2018

By Carol Marak

Aging safely and independently at home is a natural desire of older adults. We want a space to call our own, and we prefer that place to reflect the person we’ve become, surrounded by dear friends. However, a large number of individuals ages 65 and older, 27 percent, according to the U.S Census, live alone.  

For LGBT Elders, Equality is Not a Piece of Cake

posted 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 that led from an encounter in his bakeshop to a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Emergency Preparedness: When Is It Enough?

posted 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 communities’ emergency readiness and ability to respond. The failure of these providers to be prepared, or to effectively implement procedures that would protect their frail, vulnerable populations, has resulted in serious health consequences, even death.

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In the January-February 2018 Issue of Aging Today

posted 01.19.2018

The In Focus Section of the January–February 2018 issue of Aging Today tackles the thorny and ever evolving issue of immigration, and its impact on citizens, documented and undocumented older adults, and elders cared for by immigrants.


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