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Leadership in Aging

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The aging services industry needs good leaders in order to keep pace with America’s shifting demographics. ASA’s key goal is to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of people who work to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families, and we fulfill this goal by developing and mentoring members’ leadership skills and growth. Our fast-track Leadership Academy supports those already in a rewarding career, but who are seeking leadership positions. And the two-decades old New Ventures in Leadership program supports leaders of color. The leadership landing page is an especially useful resource that gives information about those dynamic programs, while featuring stories and webinar content on careers in aging, re-careering in other directions, mentoring and its many benefits, staff development, and more.


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


Leadership for the Third Age

posted 08.22.2012

By Monsignor Charles Fahey

Developing leadership is vital to the aging community since the well-being of people at all life stages involves their interaction with groups—from family to government to the whole human community.

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Quick Question: What Issues Will Motivate You to Vote in November?

posted 08.21.2012

The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan to be on the Republican ticket with Governor Romney running against President Obama and Vice President Biden makes the two tickets complete. So last week we asked you what you see as the biggest issues that will motivate you to vote?

51% responded that healthcare, including the future of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare, were the biggest issue, followed by the economy (deficit reduction and job creation) at 21%, vision for the future at 19% and finally the role of the government at 9%.

Using Thought Leadership to Win Friends, Influence People and Sell Products and Services

posted 08.02.2012

By Sandra Timmerman

At a recent business reception I struck up a conversation with an attendee. When we exchanged cards, I discovered I had been talking to a Vice President of Thought Leadership for a major corporation. The title is interesting to contemplate—it makes one wonder if the man is in charge of all corporate thinking—but increasingly the business world has embraced the thought leadership concept and is using its thought leaders to help enhance brands and influence the purchase of products and services.

Target Your Dream Job on ASA Career Advantage

posted 05.30.2012

Here are 3 resume tips to land you an interview: 

2012 Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference to be Held in September

posted 05.24.2012

17th Biennial Conference
Transforming Hawaii’s Aging Future:  Innovate, Integrate & Invigorate

September 10-11, 2012
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI

The 2012 Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Conference will provide a forum to discuss ideas and exchange knowledge to help make Hawaii a better place to grow old.  The conference will be organized along three main topics:

Reflection on This Year's STEP Business Meeting

posted 05.14.2012

by Sandra von Doetinchem, Dipl. Paed.

The 2012 Aging in America conference has now passed.... Looking back to great workshops, excellent speakers, and highly interesting poster sessions.

This year, the Students and Emerging Professionals Group (STEP) put together a great schedule of networking and peer group opportunities for all students and emerging professionals.

Over-60 Entrepreneurship is Redefining Work

posted 03.22.2012

By Doug Dickson

Mo Lanier dresses for work each day in gym clothes because one year ago she opened Greatest Age Fitness, a personal training studio for people older than 50. Her business, which has grown steadily, boasts a tagline that celebrates her clients’ maturity: “We’re not 25 anymore—ain’t it great!”

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MindAlert Awards to Honor Three Regional Programs that Keep Brains Fit at Aging in America

posted 03.22.2012

The American Society on Aging, in collaboration with MetLife Foundation, announces three winners of the 2012 ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Awards. Funded by MetLife Foundation, the MindAlert Awards recognize innovative, science-based programs that support mental abilities and prevent functional decline in older adults.

The three winning programs, which embody approaches to mental fitness that blend the latest neuroscience research into community-based programs, were chosen by a panel of leading researchers and practitioners in the field of brain health.

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