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Caregiving

In the United States, 43 million adult family caregivers care for someone older than age 50, and 14.9 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The last updated value of that caregiving was $450 billion per year, and it only stands to grow. These caregivers need our help, and ASA supplies the information and resources they need. What are the latest models for preventing cognitive decline? How much will long-term care cost and what are the other options? How does palliative care work versus hospice? Are there intergenerational programs that can enrich the lives of those with dementia? Find the answers here.

 

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Aging in America 2012 Call for Proposals Deadline -- Extended to July 5 @ 6pm PDT

Event Date: 
07.05.2011 12:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2012 Aging in America Conference

Full Description: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit before 6pm PDT on July 5

If you have a best-practice program, area of expertise, research or innovation you wish to share with more than 3000 professionals in the field of aging, the Aging in America conference, scheduled for March 28-April 1, 2012 in Washington, DC, is the place to do it. 

Grandparents, Grandchildren, and Caregiving: The Impacts of America’s Substance Use Crisis

posted 10.08.2018

By Jaia Peterson Lent and Adam Otto

Substance use, most recently the opioid epi­demic, is hurting America’s families and often placing greater responsibility upon grandparents to care for their grandchildren. Increasingly, child welfare systems, as they face shortages of foster parents to meet a growing need, are loo­­k­ing to grandparents and other relatives to care for children who have entered foster care due to parental drug and alcohol use.
 

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Fall Generations: Family Matters—When Older Adults Are Caregivers

posted 10.08.2018

Caregiving is a challenge for many Americans, but what does it take to be a 21st century caregiver as an older adult? How do such caregivers get by, what resources are available to them, and what solutions and supports may be on the horizon to help?


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Free Webcast: Legal Basics: Grandparents and Other Non-Parent Kinship Families

Event Date: 
10.17.2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

The number of grandparent and relative caregivers raising children is increasing. Learn how legal services programs can play an important role in connecting non-parent caregivers to support in our October Legal Basics training.

Full Description: 

Legal Basics: Grandparents and Other Non-Parent Kinship Families

When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.

The number of grandparent and relative caregivers raising children is increasing each year, and our understanding of how to support these caregivers continues to evolve. Legal services programs can play an important role in connecting non-parent caregivers to support. This Legal Basics training will provide law and aging network professionals with an overview of legal issues surrounding non-parent caregivers, including tools and initiatives to support families. Participants will hear from expert speakers about the role of a kinship navigator program and gain insight into forming a state-wide kincare taskforce.

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

Presenters:

  • Gerard Wallace, Esq., Program Director, New York State Kinship Navigator
  • Marvin Okafor, Esq., Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center

NOTE: This training will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.

The webcast will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET.

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Regional Networking Events

Regional Networking Events are opportunities for ASA members to meet in person to discuss local trends, projects, initiatives and recent developments in aging. Some topics that have been addressed in the past include: Reframing Aging, Self-care for Professionals in Aging, Livable Communities, What's New in Dementia Resources, Technology and Aging and then local matters like, Aging Policy in Illinois and The Bridge Model. These generally take the form of informal presentations by local experts in aging and/or representatives of the aging population themselves.

Blancato Testifies on Capitol Hill on Behalf of Elder Justice Funding

posted 04.26.2018

ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs. The transcript from his testimony is below, and you can also watch the hearing in the video below. Bob's testimony begins approximately 18 minutes into the video.

Disaster Preparedness & Elders: There’s Room for Improvement

posted 04.09.2018

By Lisa M. Brown

During 2017, 15 major natural disasters occurred in the United States. Differences exist be­tween these types of disasters in terms of extent (e.g., timing, duration) and impact (e.g., loss of life, loss of community). The interaction of extent and impact influences how peo­ple prepare for future disasters, how they evacuate and how they experience and recover from such events.
 

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