April 2020

posted 04.25.2020
The meaning of the word “Society” in ASA’s name goes deeper than Webster’s simplest definition—“a voluntary association of individuals for common ends.” “Society,” to ASA, means community. It means strength through belonging. It means people coming together to connect, respect, support and empower…
posted 04.24.2020
SAN FRANCISCO — Institute on Aging, one of California’s largest nonprofits dedicated to health and community programs for older adults and adults living with disabilities, today announced a partnership with the California Department of Aging (CDA), to expand resources and establish the new …
posted 04.23.2020
By Matt Gontarchick Of the three economic relief bills have been enacted into law since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, two offer key provisions to help older Americans adapt to the unprecedented public health emergency. The Families First Coronavirus Act (H.R. 6201) was enacted into law on…
posted 04.21.2020
Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of ASA’s quarterly journal, Generations, an issue devoted to the topic “Taking Action Against Elder Mistreatment.” Digital access to this issue and more are available online as part of ASA Open Access during Virtual AiA20. By Kathy…
posted 04.20.2020
Editor’s note: This past January, ASA surveyed its members about what it takes to be a leader in the field of aging, what members would like to learn about how to develop leadership knowledge, skills and abilities, and who best personifies leadership. ASA members identified respected leaders in…
posted 04.15.2020
Editor's Note: The American Society on Aging continues to monitor the world's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and wishes to highlight resources on this page that are pertinent to our membership and those who work with older adults.  Amid the rapid spread of COVID-19, n4a began a series of…
posted 04.13.2020
This past March, ASA welcomed Amy Herr to its Board of Directors. Herr is a Director of Health Policy at the West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and brings a wealth of policy experience to the Board, as well as an abundance of energy. Herr has served on ASA’s Public Policy Committee…
posted 04.12.2020
Editor’s note: This past January, ASA surveyed its members about what it takes to be a leader in the field of aging, what members would like to learn about how to develop leadership knowledge, skills and abilities, and who best personifies leadership. ASA members identified respected leaders in…
posted 04.10.2020
Editor’s note: This past January, ASA surveyed its members about what it takes to be a leader in the field of aging, what members would like to learn about how to develop leadership knowledge, skills and abilities, and who best personifies leadership. ASA members identified respected leaders in…
posted 04.09.2020
Editor's Note: The American Society on Aging continues to monitor the world's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and wishes to highlight resources on this page that are pertinent to our membership and those who work with older adults.  By Caroline Cicero The March 9 announcement that the ASA board…