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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.

 

Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect Course Description

The University of Southern California is home to the oldest and largest school of gerontology in the world—the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. ASA and USC have joined forces to offer an opportunity—exclusively available to ASA members—to earn a certificate of completion from USC in a convenient and flexible online format.

Elder Mistreatment: Prevention of Abuse and Neglect

A New Opportunity to Earn a Certificate of Completion AND Meet Training Requirements in a Flexible Online Format

ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology introduce a new five-week online educational course on elder mistreatment prevention offered exclusively to ASA members.

 

#AIA17: Day Four

posted 03.24.2017

The fourth and final full day of the 2017 Aging in America Conference kicked off at 7:00 AM with a yoga session in Plaza AB led by Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Senior Activity Center Director Douglas Paulsen. At 8:00 AM the 14th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit got underway in the Regency Ballroom and nearby meeting rooms.

#AIA17: Day Three

posted 03.23.2017

The third day of the 2017 Aging in America conference continued the unique learning and community-building experience, and our attendees and faculty are not slowing down.

#AiA17: Day Two

posted 03.22.2017

From the morning exercise and morning buzz with the Students and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group to the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception and Chicago dine-around, the 2017 Aging in America Conference was fully underway on Tuesday with nearly 2,500 participants.

Every year, this conference heralds an extraordinary creation and sustaining of community and commitment. Between individuals who are just meeting for the first time, or who have worked together for decades, thousands of moments of learning, sharing, renewal and discovery take place.

In the Midst of “Shock and Awe,” It’s Up to Us to Act

posted 03.19.2017

By William Benson

As readers peruse the most recent issue of Aging Today, Donald Trump is more than a third through the first 100 days of his presidency, a key milestone Trump has made more significant through his boasts of what he will do. It’s a “shock and awe” kind of legislative first year, as John Cutler notes in his In Focus story elsewhere in the issue.


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2017 NASW Virtual Conference "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Event Date: 
06.14.2017 12:30 PM - 06.15.2017 05:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
750 First Street NE, Suite 800
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20002
Short Description: 

REGISTER TODAY for the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, "Aging Through the Social Work Lens!"

Full Description: 

Join 1,000 of your social work colleagues from across the country for two days of unparalled professional development, networking, and continuing education opportunities.

By participating in the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, you will:

  • Gain access to 4 plenary sessions and 8 breakout sessions
  • Earn up to 8 CE contact hours, including ethics credits
  • Use a chat feature to connect with other virtual participants around the globe
  • Explore a virtual exhibit hall to meet with exhibitors and view the latest social work–related products and services
  • Learn about the following topics as they relate to aging: assessment, HIV/AIDS, interdisciplinary collaboration, the LGBTQ landscape, palliative care, self-neglect, trauma-informed services, mental and behavioral health, and social work in health care
Don’t miss out!

Access cutting-edge presentations by recognized thought leaders to enhance your knowledge of practice trends, policy, and research findings related to aging. REGISTER TODAY!

The New, Old-Fashioned Way of Financing Long-Term Care

posted 03.10.2017

By John Cutler

When there is a new Administration in office it is always a good time to address pressing issues. And this occasion also coincides with a new Congress intent on making good on their promises.


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Optimal and Affordable Medication Use for Older Patients—A Receding Goal?

posted 03.09.2017

By Jerry Avorn

These are times of great ferment in relation to prescription drugs, especially as they relate to older patients. Controversy and change are brewing in the areas of medication research, approval, promotion, pricing and reimbursement. From the perspective of care for elders, many proposed changes are worrisome, and few are encouraging.

Drug Research and Development


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