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Study after study has demonstrated that lifelong learning is highly instrumental in staving off dementia and cognitive decline. Picking up a brand-new, creative skill, like making music, is one of the more enjoyable approaches to lifelong learning. But can encouraging elders to join a community choir save money on healthcare? Does brain plasticity mean we can rebuild brains damaged by poor lifestyle choices? What about recreation in the form of intense physical exercise—how important is physicality to healthy aging? Land here for the latest research and answers you’ll need to help your clients enrich their Third Age.

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Lifetime Education and Renewal Network: Members of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) are involved in all aspects of education for older adults. They represent the growing variety of settings and programs offering opportunities for lifetime learners

 

 

LEARN Network News

posted 03.15.2016

By Sandra von Doetinchem

It is my greatest pleasure to contribute to the American Society on Aging as the chair of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) Council since nearly three years. I would like to thank the whole council for their amazing work, their enthusiasm and passion in the field of lifelong learning, as well as for the time they have devoted to LEARN. I would also like to thank these members who will complete their terms of service at the 2016 Aging in America Conference: Gay Hanna and Laci McKinney.

Behind the Scene: Getting Ready for the Panel on Latest Trends from Lifelong Learning

posted 03.15.2016

Modern technology… wow, what we would do without it when planning for a conference collaboration?  In our case, it is indispensable for a diverse group of six folks from all over the country, coming together through electronic resources to lay out an upcoming panel discussion for AiA16. Time zones, pshaw. Dedication overcomes distance.  But beyond the modern convenience, what is truly amazing is the level of excitement we share about our topic…Lifelong Learning.

2016 ASA Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.20.2016 09:00 AM - 03.24.2016 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
2660 Woodley Road, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20008
Short Description: 

The annual meeting of the America Society on Aging

Full Description: 

From March 20–24, 2016, nearly 3,000 professionals will meet in Washington, D.C. to engage with each other on a multitude of issues affecting our older adult population. Every year we meet as a community at the Aging in America Conference to share ideas and knowledge, learn from the experts, gain new perspectives and get reinvigorated to do our best work.  All conference activities will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. 

 

 

Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging

Event Date: 
10.20.2016 (All day) - 10.22.2016 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
Address 2: 
900 de la Gauchetiere
City: 
Montreal
Short Description: 

45th Scientific & Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology

Full Description: 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging

45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology

October 20-22, 2016
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

http://CAG2016.ca

The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging, October 20-22, 2016 in beautiful Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  

Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging.  Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work.  International submissions are encouraged.  We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition and student travel assistance grants.  

Abstracts are due by April 15, 2016.
 
For more information, including discounted room rates at the Hotel Bonaventure, please visit http://CAG2016.ca

CAG2016 is hosted by the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (http://rqrv.com)

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Top 10 Web Seminars of 2015

posted 12.29.2015

In 2015 ASA hosted more than 75 web seminars. Here are the top ten most popular web seminars of 2015, based on attendance. You can now view these recorded events online!

1.  Solving Communication Issues within Families

Aging in America General Session

50 Is the New 50

Monday, March 21 | 4:30–5:10 PM

Sponsored by AARP

CEU Credits: 1

AiA16 General Session

The Future of Community-Based Services for Older Adults and Their Families

Sunday, March 20 | 5:30–6:30 PM

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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

Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN)  

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Senior Skip Day

posted 10.06.2015

Humana, official health care sponsor of the National Park Service Centennial and National Park Foundation premier partner for the Find Your Park movement, will host Humana Senior Skip Day on Oct. 8. Senior Skip Day was created to encourage people 62 years of age and older to skip out on their normal, daily routine to enjoy a healthy day in one of the national parks. On Oct. 8, seniors will have free access to more than 400 national park sites across the United States, compliments of Humana. In addition, Humana will host celebratory events for seniors in certain national park locations.

Fit Moves for the Brain

posted 07.21.2015

By Anna Rahman

I hope Lena Dunham views this as the compliment it’s meant to be: I’d like to appoint her the unofficial spokesperson for cognitive aging.

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