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    Posted 05.30.2020
    ASA has a long tradition of empowering its membership to fight against racism as it works to improve the lives of older adults. We must all unite to acknowledge the poison of racism at the root of the American story, prevent future generations from experiencing the devastating racism and violence… Read More
    Posted 05.29.2020
    What does it take to be a leader in the field of aging? ASA finds out in a new series of interviews with respected leaders in aging.  Read More
    Posted 05.29.2020
    As our nation’s population at large has discovered, staying in presents challenges, especially with procuring food—and for some older adults, such challenges can be overwhelming.  Read More
    Posted 05.27.2020
    Today ASA announced its restructuring and programmatic initiatives that will create a stronger and more impactful organization that will continue to empower the field of aging for another 66 years. Read More
    Posted 05.26.2020
    Our nation’s older adults who fall prey to elder abuse remain largely unrecognized and uncared for. Why? Read More
    Posted 05.22.2020
    Although one might presume that a reservation—which is its own land, with its own rules—might be sheltered from a virus, the reality is that due to economic conditions, working-age reservation residents must travel outside to border towns for work. Read More
    Posted 05.21.2020
    People ages 65-plus comprise two out of five hospitalizations and eight out of 10 deaths related to the virus. Nursing homes residents account for only 0.15 percent of the population but represent one-third of COVID-19 deaths. Read More
    Posted 05.21.2020
    The Protecting Seniors from Emergency Scams Act is endorsed by AARP; the Elder Justice Coalition; American Society on Aging; and the National Adult Protective Services Association. Read More
    Posted 05.21.2020
    The unprecedented scale of Skyline’s collapse brought attention to the long-standing issue of who owns and who manages facilities and whether they are qualified and competent to do so. Read More
    Posted 05.20.2020
    "Why did you not tell anyone after discovering that you had been defrauded?” The answer was eerily consistent. “I would rather lose that money than run the risk of being placed into a nursing home.” Read More