October 2017

posted 10.31.2017
By Laura K. Byerly, Rebecca T. Brown, Brie A. Williams and Anna Chodos From conducting welfare checks to intervening in behavioral alterca­tions and responding to medical emergencies, police officers provide frontline triage for older adults in dis­tress. However, when police lack under­standing…
posted 10.24.2017
ASA’s commitment to culturally aware, diverse leadership programming has spanned decades. In 2014, ASA launched the Leadership Institute and more than 200 bold new leaders have graduated from the program. The 2018 Leadership Institute will take place March 25-29 during the Aging in America…
posted 10.13.2017
By John C. Robinson The first wave of 76 million “Baby Boomers,” representing 28 percent of the American population, turned 65 in 2011 and they will live longer than any previous generation in history – at least 15 years more than their parents! – creating an entirely new developmental stage of…
posted 10.13.2017
Nearly one in two older Americans is at risk for malnutrition, at an estimated cost of $51.3 billion annually to treat diseases related to the condition. Elder advocates have taken an aggressive stance on eradicating this public health threat.    The 2017 International Association of…