January 2016

posted 01.20.2016
By Lynn Friss Feinberg and Carol Levine Ella Rees (her real name) lived in her aging parents’ home in New Jersey for twenty years, taking care of them and managing their household. Both parents were ill, and her mother had frequent rages. When Ella married and had a daughter, she continued to…
posted 01.14.2016
By Betsy Dorsett This week's $1.5 billion lottery set records and lit up social media with people posting their #IfIWonPowerball dreams. All the hubbub got us wondering … how could $1.5 billion help improve the lives of older adults?     You could house 3.9 million elders who qualify for housing…
posted 01.14.2016
By Nancy Altman Those who favor cutting Social Security sometimes seek to turn the young against the old. “Older Americans, their lobbies and the politicians who do what they ask are actually waging war on young people,” says Jonathan Cowan, president of Third Way, a nonprofit organization that…
posted 01.12.2016
1.  96% of Nonprofit managers indicate an interest in receiving      leadership or managerial training. According to a ProInspire survey, over 50% of nonprofit managers reported that they did not have the knowledge, experience and resources to be successful. 96% indicated that they were interested…
posted 01.12.2016
Each year 175,000 adults age 65 and older will be seen in an ER in the United States due to adverse drug reactions. Why does this happen? And what can we do to help our older clients and loved ones with medication management? Older adults take a lot of prescription medications. Despite only…
posted 01.11.2016
By Vicki Shabo Every day in America, millions of women and men struggle to succeed on the job while caring for an aging parent, an ill spouse, or a child with special needs. Their struggles are evident in workplaces, homes, and care facilities, and during fraught and hurried commutes from one to…
posted 01.05.2016
Louis Colbert, Chair of the American Society on Aging’s (ASA) Nominating Task Force is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Blancato, President of Matz, Blancato and Associates, an influential public policy and strategy consulting firm in Washington, DC, will serve as the next ASA Board Chair. His…