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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.

Spotting Malnutrition Among Seniors

posted 09.14.2017

By Debra BenAvram

What does malnutrition look like? It might be very different than you think. In fact, all too frequently, it looks a lot like my dad.

Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community

posted 09.13.2017

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is projected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050.


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Don’t Let Marketers Tell You How to Age in Place

posted 09.07.2017

By Stacy Canan

We often hear that older Americans want to “age in place.” Aging in place means living at home in the community, rather than in an institutional setting, like a nursing facility. This is the choice most people want to make even if they need services and supports to do so.

Act, Advocate, Advance: Making Dementia a Global Health Priority

posted 09.07.2017

By Michelle Seitzer

We know dementia impacts all levels of an aging society—the challenges it presents are universal—and therefore should be addressed as a public policy priority by all levels of government, all around the world.

ASA Supports DACA, Urges Congress to Act on Immigration Reform

The American Society on Aging today deplored yesterday’s announcement by the Department of Justice of an intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a move that potentially places nearly 1,000,000 individuals currently living in the United States at risk of deportation.

As a diverse association of professionals who have embraced multiculturalism as a core value, and who have worked for decades to broaden inclusivity and cultural competence across the spectrum of services for older people, ASA strongly supports America’s immigrant communities.

The Summer of Love: From Fantasy to Fallout

posted 08.11.2017

By W. Andrew Achenbaum

The Summer of Love’s epicenter (1967) was the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, a 25-square­block district of San Francisco. The neighborhood’s Victorian houses, originally built for Irish workers, were in 1967 rented to students and musicians (such as guitarist Jerry Garcia, his wife, and his band, The Grateful Dead) for $25 a month. That year, about 100,000 youth traveled to Haight-Ashbury from the United States and abroad.


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