March 2016

posted 03.29.2016
For 5 days thousands of people came together at the Aging in America Conference to share their knowledge, passion for the field of aging and dedication to improving the quality of life for older adults. And while every session offered important and inspiring information, one poster presentation in…
posted 03.24.2016
Each year, ASA members from around the country bring their passion for the field of aging to ASA's Aging in America Conference. And while we are all linked by this common bond of dedication and commitment to improving the lives of older adults, the varying experiences, goals, populations served and…
posted 03.23.2016
As the nation's largest multidisciplinary conference on aging, Aging in America brings together people working across the field of aging for five days of collaboration, sharing and networking. For this reason, ASA's annual conference is often a place where professionals get to connect with…
posted 03.22.2016
Day two of the 2016 Aging in America Conference has been overshadowed by the passage of the Older Americans Act reauthorization by the U.S. House of Representatives. And we couldn't be more happy about it. This important piece of legislation is the cornerstone of the services and supports that are…
posted 03.21.2016
Thousands of professionals from around the country (and the world) are in Washington DC to attend ASA’s 2016 Aging in America Conference and share their passion and expertise about improving the quality of life for older adults. You can join the conversation by following #AiA16 on Twitter and …
posted 03.17.2016
By Virginia Reno When President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Social Security in 1935, he saw the program as a fundamental way to advance economic fairness and social justice. Social Security has grown and improved to fulfill FDR’s vision, and we have  just completed a year celebrating the…
posted 03.16.2016
The 2016 ASA Aging in America Conference is starting THIS SUNDAY! And we’re here to help answer a few questions for our awesome conference community! Where do I pick up my badge, bag, and conference program book? When you arrive at AiA16 you’ll need to check in at conference registration. This…
posted 03.15.2016
By Tamari Hedani and Mary Twomey Cherie Bourlard fights elder abuse and fraud every day as a deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County, Calif. But the issue hit close to home when Bourlard had to step in to help her elderly mother evade incessant robocalls from scammers. These automated…
posted 03.15.2016
By Sara E. Rix Extended employment is going to be a more important component of retirement planning for a growing number of older Americans. With fewer employers offering defined benefit plans or retiree healthcare, do-it-yourself retirement has become the name of the game. To supplement Social…
posted 03.15.2016
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 three years. I would like to thank the whole council for their amazing work, their enthusiasm and passion in…