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ASA’s New Regional Roundtable Series Starts With A Focus on Ageism

posted 06.17.2016

On June 14, 125 members and stakeholders participated in our new ASA Washington DC Regional Roundtable session on Ageism in America. Presenters were John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) and former ASA Board Chair, and Bob Blancato, MPA, ASA Board Chair and President of Matz, Blancato and Associates.

Supporting LGBT Elders Following the Orlando Tragedy

posted 06.14.2016

By Betsy Dorsett

We at the American Society on Aging were deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy this weekend in Orlando. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time, as well as with the entire LGBT and Latino communities in Florida, and around the country. 

The Direct Care Workforce—Raising the Floor of Job Quality

posted 06.08.2016

By Steven L. Dawson

Here is the conundrum: While the demand for direct care workers—home health aides, nursing assistants, personal care workers—continues to surge, their real wages, adjusted for inflation over the past ten years, continue to fall (see Figure 1, below).


Figure 1: Direct Care Worker Wages

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Robert “Bob” Blancato Begins AARP Board of Directors Term

posted 06.07.2016

AARP welcomed Robert “Bob” Blancato to its Board of Directors on June 3, 2016.

The all-volunteer Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP. The Board provides strategic direction, sets policy and provides governance oversight for AARP. Directors’ responsibilities include approving AARP’s strategic plan, approving the budget and monitoring AARP’s finances.

Integrating Medical Care and Social Services Can Improve Care Quality for Elders

posted 06.01.2016

By Terry Fulmer and Nora OBrien-Suric

The world of healthcare is slowly acknowledging what community-based social service workers have known for decades—health happens at home. Helping to maintain and sustain older adults’ highest possible level of functioning and the best quality of life has been the undertaking of community-based services. Yet, the medical world has little knowledge of the array of services that can and should be provided, which would not only complement medical care, but could help to improve it.

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Age-Friendly Banking

posted 05.31.2016

By Karen Kali

This May we are honoring Older Americans as part of the Administration on Community Living’s annual Older Americans Month celebration. In the spirit of sharing our initiatives and ideas that are positively affecting older adults, I’m excited to focus on a special initiative of NCRC’s National Neighbors Silver, which focuses efforts on working with banks and financial institutions to implement Age-Friendly Banking.

Tips for Community-based Project Development

posted 05.26.2016

By: Letia A. Boseman MPH, DHSc (c), CHES

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