April 2019

posted 04.30.2019
By Amy Herr and Paul Downey As we approach the 2020 elections, ASA will be shining a brighter light on advocacy for the older adults that we serve. Advocacy for older adults is one four pillars of the new Strategic Plan adopted by the ASA Board on Sunday, April 14. The time is now! In 2019, one…
posted 04.16.2019
Americans do not, generally, plan for their own very likely future need for long-term care, and the federal government has yet to offer a program that meets these needs for most people. Family caregivers provide much of that care, at great cost to them, and long-term care insurance has shown…
posted 04.11.2019
By Scott Bane I have family members who believe that if they talk about end-of-life issues, they will hasten death. They resolutely back-up their beliefs with silence and inaction. They are not alone in this. As a general rule, most of us don’t like to think or talk about the end of our lives. Isn…
posted 04.05.2019
By Kerri Schmidt and Jen Rich The Living History Project developed out of an urgency to capture and video record the stories of our oldest generation, those who have seen the greatest changes in our lifetime, including WWII Veterans and Holocaust Survivors. Working with limited resources, 2Life…
posted 04.05.2019
By Mary Blumberg and Laura Kisailus Programs up and running. Experienced leadership in place. Caring frontline workers. Ready to make an impact? Not so fast—too many organizations use a status quo approach to reaching today’s consumers. How can organizations with limited funding showcase their…
posted 04.01.2019
If you’re interested in the law and policy horizons for LGBT Elders, especially in the wake of the Masterpiece Cake Supreme Court decision, Aaron Tax (SAGE) and Murray Scheel (Whitman-Walker) have a panel session for you!   We will look at how we can ensure equal access to aging services,…