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Policy and Advocacy

ASA may not send staffers to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of elders, but many organizations in our membership community certainly do. These advocates and stakeholders—many of them prominent policymakers in the aging services network—fill us in on a regular basis on their progress, whether it be fighting for elder justice, defending Social Security, supporting the beneficial policies embedded in the Affordable Care Act or pressuring a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. Find the inside scoop on new policies affecting older adults and advocacy in the works here. And check often as the gears of government grind on: our members are there at the forefront to report on this complex landscape.  

 

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Count Us In: Documenting the Health and Well-Being of LGBT Older Adults

posted 07.23.2013

More Articles in This Series

This series of blog posts from ASA's LGBT Aging Issues Network explores the impact of the Affordable Care Act on LGBT Elders.

Quick Question: Do you know of an individual or program whose work in the field of aging deserves special recognition?

posted 07.23.2013

Last week we asked if you know of an individual or program whose work in the field of aging deserves special recognition. Every year ASA seeks to identify the most innovative programs, dynamic leaders, and promising practices and celebrate commitment and contributions to the field of aging, to the quality of life of older adults, and to ASA with an ASA Leadership Award. We are currently accepting nominations for the following awards:

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Annual Conference

Event Date: 
09.17.2014 (All day) - 09.20.2014 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Buena Vista Palace
Address 2: 
1900 E Buena Vista Dr
City: 
Lake Buena Vista
State: 
FLORIDA
Zip: 
32836
Short Description: 

Annual conference dedicated to enhancing access, promoting quality care, and improving outcomes for older adults.

Full Description: 

The GAPNA Conference provides a format for learning and networking that assists gerontology advanced practice nurses to enhance their knowledge and practice.

2014 meeting information will be updated soon. Visit https://www.gapna.org/annual-conference for more information.

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Annual Conference

Event Date: 
09.18.2013 (All day) - 09.21.2013 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Address 2: 
301 E North Water St
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60611
Short Description: 

Annual conference dedicated to enhancing access, promoting quality care, and improving outcomes for older adults.

Full Description: 

The GAPNA Conference provides a format for learning and networking that assists gerontology advanced practice nurses to enhance their knowledge and practice.

Attendees can expect releveant sessions designed to offer choice and variety, contact and pharmacology hours, excellent pre-conference workshops designed to meet the needs of APNs with a range of practice experience, educational interaction with leading indsutry representatives, peer-conducted research presented as interactive poster sessions and oral presentations, unlimited GAPNA Online Library access, opportunities to network, and the culture, food, and excitement of Chicago!

For complete information and to register: https://www.gapna.org/annual-conference

Post-Acute & Chronic Care Management for a New Age

Event Date: 
09.26.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by the Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA)

Full Description: 

This webinar will explain the evolutionary development of combining institutional and in-home community based programs to create new models of care. It will demonstrate how one entity over time positioned   itself to be an integrated senior service organization   for the full continuum of senior life. The final result matches the expansion of the Los Angeles Jewish Home to the "triple aim" of the Affordable Care Act

Post-Acute & Chronic Care Management for a New Age

Thursday, September 26, 2013

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Presented by the Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA)

Register Now

Webinar: Powerful Tools for Elder Economic Wellbeing: Important New Resources for Funders

Event Date: 
10.29.2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the “Conversations with GIA,” Series, sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging.

Full Description: 

Nearly 23 million older adults in the U.S. are economically insecure—either living in poverty or one “bad break” away from it, and lacking the resources to support their basic health, nutrition, housing, and daily needs. As policymakers debate proposals that could scale back Medicare and Social Security benefits, this population may experience even more setbacks to achieving financial stability.  How can funders who are interested in improving the lives of America’s seniors invest in economic security and their communities in manageable ways?  What lessons can we learn regarding introducing new supportive tools and services into communities, and bringing these to scale?

Webinar: The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Policy Priority on Housing and Services: Senior Housing Strategies and the Relationship to Health

Event Date: 
09.16.2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the “Conversations with GIA,” Series, sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging.

Full Description: 

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan has made the relationship between housing and services a priority, recognizing that housing is a platform for health. Jennifer Ho is his senior advisor in this area, working with the Department of Health and Human Services and across HUD to strengthen partnerships that will improve health and housing stability for residents of HUD-assisted housing.  She will discuss this emerging area of interest and the importance of bringing together a variety of providers and programs to make this effort a success.

Webinar - Introduction to Medicare Coverage

Event Date: 
09.11.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

Full Description: 

Medicare enrollment is essential for older adults, but where do you start? This webinar will cover the eligibility requirements for Medicare, along with the various types of Medicare coverage. Medigap and supplemental insurance will also be detailed, as well as the enrollment procedure and indispensable resources for further information. 

Webinar - Introduction to Medicare Coverage

Event Date: 
09.18.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

Full Description: 

Medicare enrollment is essential for older adults, but where do you start? This webinar will cover the eligibility requirements for Medicare, along with the various types of Medicare coverage. Medigap and supplemental insurance will also be detailed, as well as the enrollment procedure and indispensable resources for further information.