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A Message to the President on Aging Policy

ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, who is president of Matz, Blancato & Associates in Washington D.C. as well as a current AARP Board member, has an article on The Huffington Post concerning the new issue of ASA’s journal, Generations. The issue covers a comprehensive range of policy matters pertinent to older people as the new administration gets underway.

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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Aging, Immigration and Justice

posted 01.19.2018

By Lisa Eckenwiler

 
The recent World Health Organ­ization (WHO) Report on Global Aging, which reconceptu­alized aging around “functional abilities” and situated it within a public health framework, put forward an urgently needed and ethically transformative vision of healthy aging: hav­ing “functional abilities to be and do what an older person has reason to value.”
 

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ASA Mourns the Passing of Josh Wiener

posted 01.16.2018

We at the American Society on Aging mourn the passing of Dr. Joshua Wiener. Josh was one of the foremost influencers of long term care research and policy over the past 30 years. 

U.S. Senate Passes RAISE Family Caregivers Act

posted 01.09.2018

ASA cheers last night's passage in the U.S. Senate of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which aims to examine new strategies for supporting family caregivers throughout the country, where they make it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to live independently. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version in mid-December and the bill next goes to the president’s desk before becoming law.

Are You Ready for Solo Agers and Elder Orphans?

posted 12.27.2017

By Sara Zeff Geber

What will be different about the baby boom generation when they start to need aid and assistance in their daily activities? On the surface…not much. They are living longer and healthier, but will eventually encounter many of the same challenges previous generations have experienced: cancer, heart problems, falls, diabetes, etc. Many of these conditions can be treated at home or in a residential facility, with supplemental aid provided by a family member. 

Leadership Institute Grads Urge Members to Take Advantage of Unique Opportunity

posted 12.27.2017

The Leadership Institute (LI), which includes an annual five-day leadership development intensive held during the Aging in America (AiA) Conference, in 2017 graduated 52 participants—a   diverse group of new leaders in the field of aging. Aging Today recently spoke with three of these graduates—up-and-coming leaders who share characteristics that bode well for the future of the field of aging.


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