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Aging in Community

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Is there a good way for my clients to plan for an event like Super Storm Sandy? What’s the latest smart growth model or in-home technology, and are there samples I could visit near my community? Where’s the closest senior center offering an up-to-date cognitive fitness programs? These subjects all fall under the heading Aging in the Community, and on this site we aim to keep our members up-to-date on the newest models for aging in place, as well as the news and research on home- and community-based programs and other topics related to Aging in Community. Check back regularly for updates. 

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Falling Isn’t A Normal Part Of Aging

posted 03.05.2018

By Katharine Forth

What’s wrong with current balance testing and our understanding of balance?

Have you ever had a balance test? Do you know anyone who has?

I’ll predict that if you can answer yes, the person in question had a fall before they had the test. Isn’t that a bit like checking someone’s blood pressure only after they’ve had a heart attack?

That, in a nutshell is the problem. Balance testing can be analogous to blood pressure testing in many ways.

Winter 2018 Generations: Gender and Age: A Focus on Women

posted 02.22.2018

The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society.


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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.  

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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ASA Washington, DC Roundtable Solo Aging: A 360-Degree Perspective

Event Date: 
02.20.2018 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates - Community Room
Address 2: 
2801 14th Street, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20009
Short Description: 

Roundtable on Solo Aging

Full Description: 

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable
Solo Aging: A 360-Degree Perspective

Join us for a presentation and conversation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: 
Community Room
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
2801 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
This location is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station - Green Line

Register Now

We know that a substantial number of older adults live at home alone. Presenters representing national and community-based organizations will address important issues, such as:

-Where can older adults, who are living alone, find the social support systems they need and how should they prepare for the journey?
-What are the risks associated with aging alone?
-What are their housing options?
-What are the lessons learned?
-What are the ways to avoid or help avoid isolation and loneliness as an older adult ages alone?

Outcomes of the Roundtable

-Participants will have a much greater awareness of the scope of the issue of Solo Aging.
-Learn about models for creating community services for seniors who have no family support.
-Learn how Solo Agers can protect themselves financially and legally in their later years.

Moderator

Barbara S Hoenig, MPH
Senior Consultant to CVS Health, Mature Workers
& Workforce 
Initiatives
Chair, ASA Business Forum on Aging and Washington, DC Roundtable

 

Presenters

Nora Dowd Eisenhower
Advisor to Silvernest

 

Amy Ford
Senior Director, Home Equity Initiatives and Social Accountability
NCOA

 

Lynda Flowers
Senior Strategic Policy Advisor
AARP Public Policy Institute 

 

Joseph McCarley
Project Director
TERRIFIC, Inc
Washington, DC

All ASA members and individuals interested in ASA membership are welcome at this free event.

REGISTER TODAY! Registration is free, but is required to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. For assistance, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org

We would like to extend a special thanks to our partner, CVS Health 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA

Click here to view on Vimeo for free.

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Summit on Livable Communities

Summit on Livable Communities: Planners & Aging Network Professionals Working Together to Plan Livable Communities for All Ages

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