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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: Preparing Community-Based Organization Leadership Teams to Tackle Health IT Challenges

This Roundtable has been funded by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), through a grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL). 

When:   Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Where:  Community Room
  Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
  2801 14th Street, NW
  Washington, D.C. 20009

This location is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station.
Refreshments will be served. This event is free-of-charge, however, registration is required. Register now.


The landscape in services to improve the quality of care for older adults and persons with disabilities by community based organizations is prompting a new business model emerging around us. Your organization’s future and financial viability will rely in part on mastering this new knowledge, and adapting to new ways of delivering on your mission. 

This educational program is designed to help you and your CBO overcome one of the biggest challenges in this transformation – the major challenges and obstacles presented by data and technology management. This program is another building block in the work being done by the Aging and Disability Business Institute to help you and other CBO leaders build and strengthen partnerships between community-based organizations (CBOs) and the health care system. 

This three-hour program design includes presentations and discussions with experts and practitioners working to advance the use of technology to capture and report data that ultimately demonstrates improved overall health and well-being of older adults and persons with disabilities.  We encourage the participation of CBO leadership teams, and individuals are welcome too, to hear from CBOs and industry partners who are working on strategies for data collection and exchange. Participants will learn about the process for deciding what data is actually needed by their organizations and they will hear from experts on resources that are available, or soon will be available, to guide teams through the process of capturing the work of social services into measureable and understandable data components that will translate into reimbursement for services delivered.


Ginna Baik
Long Term Care
Business Strategist
CDW Healthcare
Lincolnshire, IL
Leigh Ann Eagle
Living Well Center for Excellence
MAC, Inc
Salisbury, MD
Elizabeth Palena-Hall

Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Coordinator
Office of the National Coordinator
for Health IT, DHHS


Chicago Bimonthly Regional Networking Events

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable: Human Longevity - What is Life Expectancy

Friday, August 3, 2018

There is a debate amongst gerontologists regarding the extent of the “real” life span for humans.  Recent studies have raised the proposition that for people who survive past 105, the predictability of when death will occur plateaus at a level of 0.5.  Thus, certain authors suggest that the human lifespan is limitless. 

This session will discuss the current understanding of life expectancy and the questions raised about it, what it means to the older person you serve and support, and what can be expected going forward.  Our expert panelists and (through your questions and contributions) you, will contribute to the discussion of this very current topic.

8:30 am – 10:30 am
Professional Building
1725 W Harrison St
Searle Conference Center
Elevator II 5th floor 542 Brainard
Chicago, IL 60612

Future Chicagoland events scheduled for October 5 and December 7. Check back for details.

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