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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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Summer 2013 Generations: Integrating Services for Dual Eligibles

posted 10.07.2013

Individuals enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs— dual eligibles—have the most complex needs of participants in both programs, and yet often receive fragmented care. These two programs finance distinct health and long-term services and supports, operate under different rules, and deliver services through uncoordinated delivery systems. Integrating the financing and delivery of Medicare and Medicaid services offers the potential for reducing fragmentation, improving health outcomes, and controlling costs.

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Integrated Care and the Aging Network: The Next Frontier or the End of an Era?

posted 10.07.2013

By Robert Applebaum and Cassandra Koehn

Founded in 1881, the Eastman Kodak Company was not only profitable, it was very much a part of American culture—even having its own “branded” song (the 1975 hit, “The Times of Your Life”), which was piped into countless elevators across the nation. For many of us, that little yellow box of Kodak film was a trusted companion at important and memorable life events—birthdays, graduations, vacations. 

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Washington State Implements Two Duals Demonstration Models

posted 10.07.2013

By MaryAnne Lindeblad

Washington was one of fifteen states that in April 2011 received a $1 million grant to support the development of a care management program for individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid. The second of that group of states to win approval of its proposals, the state did so by planning and engaging stakeholders.

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Life the Way We Want It: A Conversation with Gero-Architect Victor Regnier, FAIA

posted 10.02.2013

Victor Regnier, FAIA, is an ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) Distinguished Professor of Architecture with a joint appointment in the Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, Calif. Regnier holds the country’s only joint appointment in both an architecture school and a school of gerontology, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Gerontological Society of America.

ACA-Mandated Insurance Quick Tips

posted 10.01.2013

By Bob Rosenblatt

The long-awaited day for registering for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act–mandated insurance exchanges has arrived. For anyone encountering questions from constituents confused by the process, please see the simple instructions below.

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OAA Reauthorization on HELP Committee calendar

The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee of the U.S. Senate will be marking up the 2013 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act on October 2. A new draft of the legislation can be downloaded here.

Have an opinion about the legislation, or the impact of the OAA? We hope you’ll post a comment to share your perspective.

The Third Annual Art of Financial Well Being Resource Fair

Event Date: 
11.17.2013 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California Street @ Presidio
San Francisco
Short Description: 

Financial Education and Literacy Event - Open to Community

Full Description: 

The Third Annual Art of Financial Well Being Resource Fair

@ The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco


Sunday, November 17, 2013                   11:00 am – 4:00 pm   


  1. Achieve Well Being – the state of being prosperous, healthy, and happy.
  1. Take advantage of valuable resources to help you save money at any age.
  2. Learn financial responsibility through engagement with local businesses and organizations.
  3. 1:1 Financial Planning Sessions.



  • Affordable Care Act
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Social Security
  • Marital and Non Marital Partnerships


Free – Everyone is welcome


Advance registration requested, please call 415.292.1200


For more information, contact Shiva Schulz @ or 415. 292.1260.

Or go to


The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

3200 California Street @ Presidio