November 2014

posted 11.13.2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Linda Jones 415-974-9638; ljones@asaging.org AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING ANNOUNCES NEW AND CONTINUING BOARD LEADERSHIP San Francisco, Calif., November 12, 2014—The American Society on Aging (ASA) is pleased to announce the election of 12 new or re-elected members…
posted 11.05.2014
By Bruce A. Chernof It’s time to stop. Throw away your preconceived notions about what it means to get older and the support we likely will need as we age. Stop using language that frames the later phase of life as if one’s only purpose is to be a full-time patient seeking a high-quality medical…
posted 11.05.2014
By Kathy Greenlee Today, somewhere in our nation, no one responded to her screams when a woman living in a nursing home fell. Today, the son of a man living in assisted living stole money from his father’s checking account. Today, a caregiver argued with a woman living in her own apartment, and…
posted 11.03.2014
By George Vradenburg $1.2 trillion. That’s the projected annual cost by 2050 of caring for Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s. To put it in perspective, the price tag for rescuing the U.S. financial system during the 2008 crash was $700 billion. The Apollo program to land an American on the…