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6 Scary Facts About Aging

posted 10.21.2014

It’s almost Halloween and while most people are thinking about scary ghosts and zombies, we bet that ASA Members are also thinking about the scary realities that older adults face every day.

Here are 6 scary facts about aging and how ASA members are tackling them at the 2015 Aging in America Conference (March 23-27 in Chicago):


The Student Experience at AiA15

posted 10.21.2014

Members of the American Society on Aging have a rich history of supporting students and emerging professionals. We are committed to nurturing future leaders in aging by providing students access to the best information, resources and professional development opportunities at little or no cost. We are pleased to offer the following resources to help full-time graduate and undergraduate students attend and benefit from the 2015 Aging in America Conference.


New website for White House Conference on Aging

White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) Executive Director Nora Super has announced the launch of the WHCOA website, where you’re encouraged to visit to get updates on conference activities and to stay involved with conference planning. Ms. Super also has a blog on the site.

Elder Self-Neglect is a Growing and Largely Hidden Problem

posted 10.09.2014

By Kaaren Boothroyd

Self-neglect among the elderly is a growing problem that commonly goes unreported, according to a new survey of elder care experts. The survey which was conducted by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) finds that self-neglect among seniors is the most common form of non-financial elderly abuse/neglect encountered by care managers, far outpacing encounters with physical or sexual abuse or neglect by others.

2014 Aging in America General Sessions

This year's general sessions will feature leaders and visionaries taking on the issues that matter for you and for the older adults you serve. In the coming weeks we will be announcing even more exciting keynote speakers and session topics, so check back here often for updates! Our keynoters will be discussing thought-provoking questions in our quest to better understand aging, in America and around the world. Aging in America general sessions are always among the top-rated programs at our conference and you won't want to miss these!

Board Chair Update

The AARP Public Policy Institute has released a new blog post on adult day services (ADS) by ASA Board Chair, Lynn Friss Feinberg, who writes that that ADS provides supportive services for both the adult with functional limitations and their family caregiver. With more consumers rejecting nursing homes in favor of home and community-based services, ADS can help build a better person-and family-centered system of long-term services and supports in the community.

Fall for free CEUs with ASA

posted 10.02.2014

This fall we are pleased to be able to bring lots of new opportunities for ASA members to earn free CEUs!

Members are eligible to earn CEUs from all of ASA’s web seminars for which CEUs are offered at no charge and, thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, we are able to offer many web seminars, including CEUs, at no charge to non-members as well!

Funding Your Way to AiA15

Need a little financial support to make it to the 2015 Aging in America Conference? Not to worry. Here are some tips and tools to help you find the help that you need.


Approaching your supervisor with a request to attend a conference can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. To help make this easier, we have compiled some tips and tricks to get you started.

Volunteer at Aging in America

The success of the annual ASA Aging in America Conference is due in no small part to over a hundred dedicated volunteers each year! If you would like to gain a unique and unforgettable experience by being part of the AiA15 volunteer team along with other motivated individuals, we invite you to read the information below which addresses questions about eligibility, duties, and benefits!

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