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Regional Networking Events

Regional Networking Events are opportunities for ASA members to meet in person to discuss local trends, projects, initiatives and recent developments in aging. Some topics that have been addressed in the past include: Reframing Aging, Self-care for Professionals in Aging, Livable Communities, What's New in Dementia Resources, Technology and Aging and then local matters like, Aging Policy in Illinois and The Bridge Model. These generally take the form of informal presentations by local experts in aging and/or representatives of the aging population themselves. There is always time to socialize and network with coffee and pastries.

Local committees of volunteers choose the schedule of sessions (perhaps bi-monthly or quarterly), secure the location, invite the presenters and provide refreshments. ASA provides an announcement template for promotion by email, handles the online registration, and ships current membership information to the area liaison shortly before event. While educational in content, CEUs cannot be offered.

If you would like to start a series, or try just one event, in your area, please contact Jutka Mándoki, membership director, at 415.974.9630 or


Upcoming Events

Washington, D.C. Quarterly Regional Networking Events

ASA Greater Washington Roundtable - Ending Ageism & Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Our April 18 Greater Washington Roundtable program will feature a presentation by Bob Stein, President & CEO of the American Society on Aging. This collaborative, two-year project of the Frameworks Institute in Washington, DC, ASA and seven other aging organizations, reaffirmed that as Americans live longer and healthier lives, it's essential that society adjust both its attitudes toward aging and its systems that support and shape wellbeing in later life. 

Understanding this, ASA partnered with seven peer organizations, nine forward-thinking funders, and the FrameWorks Institute to figure out how to reframe aging. The findings and recommendations are now available to the field in a new toolkit, Gaining Momentum.

Past Events

Chicago Bimonthly Regional Networking Events

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Jolt, Stories of Trauma and Transformation

Friday, April 13, 2018

Join us at the next Chicagoland ASA Roundtable on April 13th, when journalist and author Mark Miller will join us to discuss his new book, Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation.

Trauma can destroy lives, yet some people not only survive trauma, they bounce back to thrive and grow. Jolt tells the stories of people transformed by growth following trauma, and the new paths that they pursue.

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