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Should we recommend clients do crossword puzzles or walk briskly for 3 miles when trying to preserve brain health? What about falls—what are hospitals doing to prevent falls in the hospital or upon a patient’s return? Do nutrition supplements actually work? And why do most physicians shy away from addressing sexual issues with patients? Do insurance company wellness programs reward or punish employees? Stories about elder health and wellness appear often in the mainstream media, but this content doesn’t always offer in-depth and constructive information about how to forge strategies, solutions and models that would best serve older adults. When you browse the stories on AgeBlog, you’ll find a wealth of ideas and—best yet—people to connect up with who can discuss their first-hand experience in this topic area. 


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

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

Embracing the Journey: End of Life Resource Fair

Event Date: 
11.18.2018 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California Street
San Francisco
Short Description: 

Daylong event on End-of-Life issues

Full Description: 

The JCCSF’s Embracing the Journey: End of Life Resource Fair
Sunday, November 18, 2018
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Embrace the journey – join us for our fourth annual End of Life Resource Fair.

  • Learn compassionate and dignified ways to navigate the pathways that we and our loved ones will all travel.
  • Hear speakers on the spiritual wisdom embodied in various traditions concerning the end-of-life journey.
  • Engage with businesses and organizations offering a wealth of end-of-life resources.

Stay for the day or attend select sessions! Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, call 415.292.1200. Visit for more details.

Senior Malnutrition - A Significant Threat to Successful Aging

posted 09.24.2018

By Brenda Schmitthenner, Jessa K. Engelberg, Andrea M. Morris, Amy Herr, Kai Oliver-Kurtin and Cheryl Hassoldt

Malnutrition disproportionally affects seniors, with up to 1 out of every 2 at risk for malnutrition, and disease-associated malnutrition in seniors is estimated to cost $51.3 billion annually.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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

Presented by the Parkinson’s Foundation, as part of their Expert Briefings series.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CE credits*

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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

Presented by the Parkinson’s Foundation, as part of their Expert Briefings series.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

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.

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable: Human Longevity - What is Life Expectancy

Event Date: 
08.03.2018 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison St
Address 2: 
Searle Conference Center, Elevator II 5th floor 54
Short Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable: Human Longevity - What is Life Expectancy

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Human Longevity – What is Life Expectancy?

Friday, August 3, 2018
8:30 am – 10:30 am


Professional Building 
1725 W Harrison St
Searle Conference Center
Elevator II 5th floor 542 Brainard
Chicago, IL 60612

There is a debate amongst gerontologists regarding the extent of the “real” life span for humans.  Recent studies have raised the proposition that for people who survive past 105, the predictability of when death will occur plateaus at a level of 0.5.  Thus, certain authors suggest that the human lifespan is limitless.  

This session will discuss the current understanding of life expectancy and the questions raised about it, what it means to the older person you serve and support, and what can be expected going forward.  Our expert panelists and (through your questions and contributions) you, will contribute to the discussion of this very current topic.  

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Nicole Batsch, PhD
Global Consultant
Aging & Dementia Care
Chicago, IL

Twenty years experience developing aging and dementia programs across the US, Europe and internationally within not-for-profit and private organizations. Completed a PhD in Gerontology at King's College London. Served on numerous boards including ASA. 


S. Jay Olshansky, PhD
Professor, School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago;
Research Associate, Center on Aging,  University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Chief Scientist, Lapetus Solutions, Inc.

The focus of his research has been on estimates of the upper limits to human longevity, exploring the health and public policy implications thereof; forecasts of the size, survival, and age structure of the population; pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging in people, and global implications of the re-emergence of infectious and parasitic diseases. Dr. Olshansky is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research; he is the first author of The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging, and A Measured Breath of Life.  He co-edited Aging: The Longevity Dividend. He was honored with the Donald P. Kent Award from the Gerontological Society of America, the Irving S. Wright Award from the American Federation for Aging Research, and was named one of Next Street’s Influencer in Aging. 


Registration is free, and requested, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at .  

2018 Chicago Roundtable Schedule

October 5
December 7

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All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

Local contact for Chicago information only: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053 




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