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

Event Date: 
06.14.2017 12:00 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: 

Save the Date for the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference: "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Full Description: 

Save the Date for the two-day virtual conference June 14-15. The program will feature plenary sessions, breakout sessions, an exhibit hall and many more professional development opportunities. Participants will be able to earn up to 8 CE's, including Ethics Credits. The Virtual Conference will have the components of a site-based conference yet live-streamed to your home or office in an electronic format. Stay tuned for more information! If you are interested in attending the Virtual Conference, please email: naswvirtualconference@socialworkers.org. If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please email Richard Loomis-- rloomis.nasw@socialworkers.org. 

Facilitating Purpose Beyond the Self in Older Adults

posted 02.28.2017

By Jim Emerman and Anne Colby

  • One 74 year old man, who is chronically disabled, is running two large organizations, both of which he founded. One provides international relief to disaster areas throughout the world; the other provides health care assessment and support to American Indian tribes in the southeastern United States.

AgeBlog Articles from the 2017 Aging in America Conference

posted 02.24.2017

Each year we invite contributions to AgeBlog from members of the Aging in America Conference community who will be making a presentation at the conference. For 2017, we received a rich series of contributions covering issues ranging from use of acupuncture for pain remediation to the impact of aging on the workforce, and many other topics.

Below is a list of AgeBlog articles from 2017 Aging in America Conference presenters. 

Why We All Should Care about the Direct Care Workforce

posted 02.21.2017

By Daniel R. Wilson

Have you ever helped an older person navigate the complexities of life—arranging transportation to a doctor’s appointment, setting up meals on wheels, or even ensuring they can see a medical professional—only to find out they are alone at home with no family or friends to support them? Who will ensure they are able to bathe each day and help them with the tasks of daily living we all take for granted? If you’ve ever cared for an older person, you know that the questions are endless.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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