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Find ASA members in your area or who share your interest area. Enter a name or click on the magnifying glass to start your search.
 

Physical Health

The United States’ healthcare system is a moving target topic: it’s consistently in the political crosshairs and it’s a complex landscape—hard for most everyone to grasp, including people who specialize in and work in the aging services network. But at ASA we have expert members weighing in on a regular basis about what’s going on with the Affordable Care Act, and what’s the latest when it comes to Medicare, Medicaid and those who are dually eligible for both. How are people working to fix transitions between hospital and home? How can we help elders manage their medications? Where are all the new doctors and nurses for our burgeoning aging populace going to come from? How can our country handle the expected number of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? The issues of aging, and how elders will be cared for are huge, and we have a wealth of material on them—constantly updated material, as befits the fluidity of the subject

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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.

 

ASA Calls for Bipartisan CSR Fix

posted 10.16.2017

ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato and Public Policy Committee Chair Bill Benson sent the following message to ASA members today in response to President Donald Trump's signing of an executive order on Oct. 12, 2017, that gravely jeopardizes health insurance affordability and availability.

Elder Advocates Take Aggressive, Proactive Stance Against Malnutrition

posted 10.13.2017
Nearly one in two older Americans is at risk for malnutrition, at an estimated cost of $51.3 billion annually to treat diseases related to the condition. Elder advocates have taken an aggressive stance on eradicating this public health threat. 
 

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The JCCSF’s Embracing the Journey: End of Life Resource Fair

Event Date: 
11.12.2017 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California Street
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
94118
Short Description: 

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

Full Description: 

Embrace the journey – join us for our third 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 www.jccsf.org/eol for more details.

Clinical Trials, Key to Future of Medicine, Face Low Enrollment

posted 10.10.2017

By Lindsay Clarke

Stories about cutting-edge discoveries in biomedical research with the potential to change and save lives crop up almost daily in the news. And the public expects that such break­through treatments will be available and accessible when it needs them.


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An Accidental Activist: Dr. Jessica Zitter Smashes the "Medical Hero" Myth

Event Date: 
10.26.2017 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
2150 Allston Way
City: 
Berkeley
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
94704
Short Description: 

A discussion on palliative care with Dr. Jessica Zitter and Alameda County providers. What do we really want for ourselves and our loved ones when death comes? 2 Free CEU's, wine, and refreshments.

Full Description: 

Jessica Zitter redefines what a medical hero looks like.



In a field where the default is always more procedures and more technology, Dr. Zitter's journey led her to put her patients first. What does this person love to do? Who does this person love to be with?



Dr. Zitter wrote "Extreme Measures," and is featured in Extremis, an Oscar-nominated documentary. She is an intensive care unit and palliative care doctor at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.



Alameda Alliance for Health will kindly provide 2 free CEUs to our community of providers at the event.



Our evening

6:00 - 7:00 -- Wine and fine refreshments

7:00 - 8:00 -- Presentation and discussion with Dr. Jessica Zitter

8:00 - 9:00 -- Panel discussion with East Bay medical experts

9:00 - 9:30 -- Book signing by Dr. Jessica Zitter

Alzheimer's Research Symposium

Event Date: 
11.02.2017 07:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Swissotel Chicago
Address 2: 
323 E Upper Wacker Dr
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60601
Short Description: 

National, regional and local dementia researchers and experts present the latest and emerging dementia related topics

Full Description: 
 

Alzheimer's Association, Illinois

National, regional and local dementia researchers and experts will present the latest and emerging dementia-related research topics including innovative care practices, technology based care and treatment options, theories and discoveries with a special focus on translating research into care.

WHERE IS IT?

This year’s Symposium is being held at the Swissôtel Chicago, with stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline, the Swissôtel offers an exclusive destination setting for our full-day Symposium and expo.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Physicians, researchers, health care professionals, professional caregivers, students and members of our community looking to enhance skill sets and gain insights on Alzheimer’s and dementia-related topics. CME and CEUs offered.

 

Aging & Healthcare in Rural America: Overlooked Needs, Quiet Strength

posted 09.28.2017

By Cindy Padilla 

Rural America defies easy definition. It is large and diverse, geographically, ethnically and culturally. In 2010, rural America was home to approximately 20 percent of the U.S. popu­lation, yet about 95 percent of U.S territory is still officially designated as rural. Rural America is generally poorer than its urban neighbors, plays an important role in national issues like agriculture and energy, is frequently ignored politically and is aging—even more quickly than the rest of the country.


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