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Multicultural Aging

Will S. 744—also known as the controversial 2013 immigration bill that is now under consideration by Congress—affect the caregiver and clinical workforce that is sorely needed to take care of America’s growing older adult population? Can telemedicine help diabetic elders in rural areas get faster and better care? If Bangladesh can become an Age-Friendly City, what about your city or town? Will the Affordable Care Act have a positive impact on health disparities among lower income elders? Can we teach long-term-care workers to treat all elders with respect, no matter their culture? ASA works hard to foster diversity and cultural competence. This page gathers that information—from LGBTQ legal issues to end-of-life beliefs among American Indians—so you can use it to help build the best programs and models that elevate, celebrate, support and care for multi-cultural populations. 

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

Network on Multicultural AgingThe Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA) is a national community of individuals and organizations who are concerned with diversity and working toward cultural competence on all levels

LGBT Aging Issues Network: The LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services. 

 

Join Diverse Elders Coalition for a #TellACL Online Day of Action on August 11

posted 08.09.2016

The Diverse Elders Coalition has recently launched a #TellACL campaign with Caring Across Generations to encourage people to tell the Administration for Community Living (ACL) what they need to age successfully.

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.

There's Still Time! Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2017 Aging in America Conference (AIA17)

posted 07.07.2016

We are still accepting proposals to present at the 2017 ASA Aging in America Conference (AiA17!) happening in Chicago, March 20-24, 2017!

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted through July 15, 2016.

You can submit your presentation proposal here (you'll need to log in with your asaging.org account, or create one—it's totally free!)

New Guide Can Help Doctors Reduce Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Care

posted 07.07.2016

By Kathleen Mitchell

Struggling with congestive heart failure and readmitted to the hospital for the third time in two months, the older African American man realized he was nearing the end of his life. He insisted he did not want to live in a nursing home, or be “connected to machines.” But he was unwilling to fill out advanced care planning paperwork in the hospital because he feared his doctors would stop taking care of him and let him die.


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Protecting and Ensuring the Well-Being of LGBT Older Adults: A Policy Roadmap

posted 06.29.2016

By Robert Espinoza

In December 2015, the White House Conference on Aging released a final report summarizing its decennial gathering, held earlier that year (White House Conference on Aging, 2015). In previous conferences, this report has mapped policy imperatives for the aging and long-termcare sectors.


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Supporting LGBT Elders Following the Orlando Tragedy

posted 06.14.2016

By Betsy Dorsett

We at the American Society on Aging were deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy this weekend in Orlando. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time, as well as with the entire LGBT and Latino communities in Florida, and around the country. 

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