March 2015

posted 03.27.2015
On Thursday morning AIA15 attendees gathered together for the final general session of the 2015 Aging in America Conference. Sponsored by AARP, the session was a great finale to a week of sharing ideas, policies, lessons learned and research findings in the interest of improving the quality of life…
posted 03.26.2015
  At the halfway point of the AiA15, no one is showing any signs of slowing down. Wednesday morning’s general session started with a moving tribute to the men and women who served and worked through World War II, with special guests that included Elinor Otto who, at 95, was an original "Rosie the…
posted 03.26.2015
By Kathy Greenlee She could always remember the farm. The best gift we could give her was to take her away from the nursing home, drive to the country, and look at the wheat. If we were lucky, we ran into someone we knew working the fields. Back in the nursing home, she kept reminders: a four-…
posted 03.25.2015
The hallways of the Hyatt Regency Chicago were buzzing with energy as the AiA15 conference community came together for the second day of the 2015 Aging in America Conference. With sessions throughout the day covering a breadth of issues and topics, attendees had plenty of options to choose from.…
posted 03.24.2015
Neither rain nor sleet nor snow can stop ASA Members. Throughout the day we heard from folks from across the country whose flights to Chicago for the 2015 Aging in America Conference were delayed or canceled because of springtime snow showers but the tweets, posts on the AiA15 app, Twitter and …
posted 03.19.2015
By Faith Unger I am so excited to be attending the Aging in America Conference! It’s such a wonderful week of learning and connecting with everyone focused on making the aging journey a positive one. At AGE of Central Texas we believe that “Aging is a shared journey of triumph”, and that…
posted 03.19.2015
by Sandra von Doetinchem It is my greatest pleasure to contribute to the American Society on Aging as the chair of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) Council since nearly two years. I would like to thank the whole council for their amazing work, their enthusiasm and passion in the…
posted 03.16.2015
by Andrew Lee Alden Let’s start at the beginning: What is NEST? NEST stands for the Network on Environments, Services and Technologies. We are a group of colleagues from across the spectrum of aging services and across the United States. We are dedicated to maximizing the functional capacity of…
posted 03.16.2015
By Cristina L. Boccuti Like their younger counterparts, American Indians and Alaska Natives ages 65 and older face persistent disparities in health status, access to healthcare and other socioeconomic disadvantages. Almost 40 percent of elderly American Indians and Alaska Natives describe their…
posted 03.13.2015
By Maureen Hewitt I was lucky. My mother was able to age in place. Unfortunately, this is less common than one might think. I didn’t have a lot of help or a detailed plan when my daughter and I started caring for my mom, Margaret. It was difficult. I was working; my daughter was in college. My…