June 2014

posted 06.26.2014
We could all use a little inspiration from time-to-time to remind us why we do what we do, because, let's be honest -- it's not always easy! We found these quotes to be touching, funny, and just downright TRUE. We hope you enjoy! If you like these quotes, be sure to share with your friends using…
posted 06.24.2014
The 2014 ASA Hall of Fame Award winner is Fernando Torres-Gil. The award is presented to an individual age 65 or older who has, through a lifetime of advocacy and leadership, enhanced the lives of elders through demonstrated leadership on the national level. Torres-Gil, Ph.D., is a professor of…
posted 06.24.2014
By George Vaillant In order to study aging at Harvard’s Study of Adult Development, for almost 50 years I have followed 824 men and women who previously had been prospectively studied by others. One hundred were intellectually gifted public school girls, 268 were socially advantaged men and 456…
posted 06.23.2014
Keep the summer learning going in July with five new web seminars designed specifically for professionals in the field of aging. You can attend one or all five. Plus you can earn up to 4 CEUs at no charge! We are particularly excited to kick off a new series of webinars based on content from an…
posted 06.20.2014
We at the American Society on Aging are thrilled to announce that ASA has been awarded a grant by the Archstone Foundation. This grant supports four upcoming issues of Generations and a total of twelve web seminars, to be released between July 2014 and January 2016. The funded issues of Generations…
posted 06.19.2014
By Lynn Friss Feinberg I am one of the lucky ones. I was fortunate in my career to have several key mentors in research, policy, and practice—all of whom I met through ASA (or when ASA was the Western Gerontological Society in the 1970s and early 80s). Bob Newcomer, Carroll Estes, Robyn Stone,…
posted 06.19.2014
As longevity improves, millions of people will experience multiple chronic conditions with implications for the quality of individual independence and aging with dignity. Our challenge as a profession is to understand and embrace evolving approaches, services and products to assist a growing…
posted 06.10.2014
Sunday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an opportunity to bring attention to the millions of older adults throughout the United States who are abused, neglected and exploited. In preparation for June 15, ASA is posting resources and information for professionals who work with older…
posted 06.04.2014
Sunday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an opportunity to bring attention to the millions of older adults who are abused, neglected and exploited throughout the United States. In preparation for June 15, ASA is posting resources and information for professionals who work with older…