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

 

Social Security: The Foundation of Economic Security

posted 03.17.2016

By Virginia Reno

When President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Social Security in 1935, he saw the program as a fundamental way to advance economic fairness and social justice. Social Security has grown and improved to fulfill FDR’s vision, and we have  just completed a year celebrating the 80th anniversary of this important program.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Start : 11:00 AM Pacific
End : 12:00 PM Pacific

This web seminar is part of the “Conversations with GIA” Series, sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging.

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PLEASE NOTE: CEUs are not available for this web seminar.

Assistant Secretary for Aging Sees Network at a Crossroads—And a Place of New Opportunities

posted 03.10.2016

By Kathy Greenlee

This is a time of rapid and dramatic change in the way we approach healthcare in this country. That change brings great opportunity for community-based organizations that are the backbone of the aging and disability networks. If the aging services network adapts successfully to the changes, it can strengthen individual organizations and networks, and continue to provide the services and supports that help the growing number of people served live the lives they want, in the communities they choose.


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2016 ASA Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.20.2016 09:00 AM - 03.24.2016 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
2660 Woodley Road, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20008
Short Description: 

The annual meeting of the America Society on Aging

Full Description: 

From March 20–24, 2016, nearly 3,000 professionals will meet in Washington, D.C. to engage with each other on a multitude of issues affecting our older adult population. Every year we meet as a community at the Aging in America Conference to share ideas and knowledge, learn from the experts, gain new perspectives and get reinvigorated to do our best work.  All conference activities will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. 

 

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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

Part of the Generations Education Series, funded in part by the Archstone Foundation

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

NCOA 2016 Advocacy Tips and Tools

Event Date: 
03.02.2016 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Short Description: 

Join NCOA’s Public Policy and Advocacy team to learn how you can make the most of your advocacy for services and benefits for older adults in 2016.

Full Description: 

Join NCOA’s Public Policy and Advocacy team to learn how you can make the most of your advocacy for services and benefits for older adults in 2016.

Although timed to help prepare Aging in America Conference attendees for any Hill visits they may do while in Washington, DC, this webinar will also provide key messages and crucial tools to help you effectively advocate for seniors at home throughout the year.

Presenters:

Howard Bedlin, Vice President, Public Policy & Advocacy
Marci Phillips, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy

A Policy Wonk Reaches out to Bridge the Caregiver Knowledge Gap

posted 02.19.2016

Interview by Alison Biggar

Anne Tumlinson, who lives just outside Washington, D.C., is a 48-year-old divorced mother of two teenagers. In 2015, she launched the blog Daughterhood because she saw a huge need to connect family caregivers to information that would help them help their parents. As an expert in public policy on health and aging, she was unpleasantly surprised by her caregiving friends’ ignorance of the system, and difficulty navigating it.


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