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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.

 

5 New Web Seminars in July

posted 06.23.2014

Keep the summer learning going in July with five new web seminars designed specifically for professionals in the field of aging. You can attend one or all five. Plus you can earn up to 4 CEUs at no charge!

ASA's 60 Years in the Field of Aging: Looking Back, Leaning Forward

posted 06.19.2014

As longevity improves, millions of people will experience multiple chronic conditions with implications for the quality of individual independence and aging with dignity. Our challenge as a profession is to understand and embrace evolving approaches, services and products to assist a growing population who will be challenged by limited resources. How will the nation's social fabric and culture change and adapt? What roles and responsibilities will be assumed by our profession?

From the SSA: Three Collaborative Programs to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation and Two Ways You Can Help

posted 06.10.2014

Sunday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an opportunity to bring attention to the millions of older adults throughout the United States who are abused, neglected and exploited. In preparation for June 15, ASA is posting resources and information for professionals who work with older adults.

2014 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

posted 06.04.2014

Sunday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an opportunity to bring attention to the millions of older adults who are abused, neglected and exploited throughout the United States. In preparation for June 15, ASA is posting resources and information for professionals who work with older adults.

See also: Three Collaborative Programs to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation and Two Ways You Can Help

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Seeking help to ensure LGBT elders have access to spousal social security protections across the nation

A number of LGBT and aging organizations have been advocating with the Social Security Administration to ensure that the Supreme Court Windsor decision striking down Section 3 of DOMA will bring access to Social Security benefits for as many lesbian and gay spouses as possible throughout the nation. Currently, claims for Social Security benefits filed by same-sex spouses and surviving spouses are being put on “hold” and are not being processed by Social Security offices in states that deny legal recognition to same-sex relationships.

Straight Talk on Aging as a Transgender Person

posted 05.08.2014

By Helen Bonser

On March 11, 2014, Helen Bonser, founding parent of PFLAG Spokane and long-time supporter of transgender individuals, spoke with Michelle Burdick following a PFLAG meeting in Spokane, Wash. Burdick relates common issues in aging as a transgender individual: a lack of needed service providers; her comfort level with being transgender; stereotyping by medical personnel; and retirement issues. Here are Michelle’s comments in her own words:

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