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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.  



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


The Public Policies We Need to Redress Ageism

posted 10.20.2015

By Robert B. Blancato and Meredith Ponder

In our nation, not every person will be a victim of racism. Not every person will be a victim of sexism. However, virtually everyone will have the chance to be a victim of ageism.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

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

Walmart Sam's Club

Part of the “Disabilities in Aging: A Future Redesigned” Series, sponsored by Walmart


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Includes Complimentary CEUs

21 Opportunities: ASA Managed Care Academy

posted 10.13.2015

The thousands of community-based organizations (CBOs) and area agencies on aging (AAAs) across the United States are the very fabric of the aging network. In terms of home and community-based services, the aging network is the most effective and most passionate provider of services today. But as the network encounters a new era of managed care contracting, it is mission-critical that CBOs and AAAs learn to collaborate as they compete for new resources intrinsic to this new model.

AiA16 General Session

The Future of Community-Based Services for Older Adults and Their Families

Sunday, March 20 | 5:30–6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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.

Targeting the Root of Senior Hunger

posted 09.21.2015

By Kevin Prindiville

Growing up, my relationships with the most important older adults in my life revolved around food. My grandfather loved food. To make a living, he interwove this love with lifelong entrepreneurial endeavors—after graduating from high school, he immediately went to work as a milkman (back when milk was delivered to your home—and not by an Amazon drone), then he became a candy salesman, then the owner of a corner store and, ultimately, a restaurant supply distributor.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

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.

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2nd Interventions in Aging Conference Event Details


Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
Lewis-Mason-Thurston Area Agency on Aging
Olympia, WA
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