March 2018

posted 03.29.2018
The In Focus Section of the January–February 2018 issue of Aging Today takes on climate change, and its outsized impact on older adults, especially older women. How might we plan better for caregivers and their charges? Kathy Sykes lays out the most common scenarios with real life examples of…
posted 03.29.2018
By Ty Johnson Bringing the Aging in America Conference to San Francisco, just a train ride from Silicon Valley, was a deliberate move to enhance the focus on technology this year, which led to a handful of tech experts talking about predictive analytics, or data that can tell the future. But what…
posted 03.29.2018
By Ty Johnson Wednesday’s General Session, titled “Ending Senior Poverty: Why We Can’t Wait,” included both a pointed call to action from ASA Chair Bob Blancato and a major announcement from Public Policy Chair Bill Benson, but AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson was the one who got…
posted 03.28.2018
By Ty Johnson The Reframing Aging Summit on Tuesday brought together hundreds of aging professionals in the Imperial Ballroom for a talk about how we talk about aging and how deliberate changes in the conversation can reveal the covert ageism that sometimes flies beneath the radar. The FrameWorks…
posted 03.27.2018
By Ty Johnson It’s pretty hard to steal the show at the nation’s largest gathering of aging professionals, but Kate Lorig pulled it off during the Opening General Session of the 2018 Aging in America Conference in San Francisco Monday night. During the panel discussion, “How Technology is…
posted 03.25.2018
By David Bass, Jennifer Cardellini, Alyssa Ciancibello, Leah Eskenazi, Kathleen Kelly, Katie Maslow, Julie Rentsch and  Rachel Schaffer According to a report by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 8.5…
posted 03.22.2018
By Manel Kappagoda and Derek Carr In the United States, older adults have the highest rates of diabetes of any age group; one-quarter of all adults over the age of 65 have diabetes, according to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…
posted 03.22.2018
By Rosemary Jordan and Erin Partridge Elder Care Alliance will be facilitating a peer group meeting for Life Enrichment Directors or people in analogous roles at the Aging in America conference. As we have launched an internal Community of Practice for our Life Enrichment Directors and worked on…
posted 03.22.2018
By Rebecca Ferrini and Linda Bounds If you can scribble, you can paint!  The art teacher/ambassador greets the class of  physically and cognitively impaired students,  parked  in wheelchairs and lounge chairs facing one large blank canvas. These nursing home residents, along with the colorful…
posted 03.19.2018
  The ASA Board of Directors is pleased to introduce the new ASA Technology and Aging Award, an honor designed to recognize a technology company that is advancing innovations to improve the lives of older adults. ASA takes pride in recognizing leaders in the field who not only contribute to the…