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    Posted 08.10.2020
    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 08.06.2020
    Upcoming webinar: Why—and How—to Provide Spiritual Care to Older Adults with Dementia,” Thursday, August 6, 4 p.m. ET  By Chaplain Elisa Bosley It is a grave mistake to assume that dementia prevents or destroys spiritual beliefs and the desire for a sacred connection. In our August 6 webinar, “Why—…
    Posted 08.05.2020
      The American Society on Aging joins Leading Age and other national aging organizations to urge the Administration, Senate and Congress to take immediate action on COVID-19 to protect older adults     Dear President Trump, Vice President Pence, Leader McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer…
    Posted 08.04.2020
    Larry Curley is the Executive Director of the National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Curley, who along with members of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association founded NICOA in 1976, was named a 2019 Influencer in Aging by NextAvenue. In this episode of Future Proof…
    Posted 08.03.2020
    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 07.31.2020
    By Aida Farmand The economic downturn in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the risks of working, exacerbating existing labor market inequalities. In an earlier article for AgeBlog, we categorized different occupations based on their job loss and health risks.  In short, jobs can be…
    Posted 07.31.2020
    By Hodgen Mainda America’s older adults are invaluable members of our communities and deserve our utmost appreciation and attention. The older adult community offers all Americans their unique wisdom from years of life lessons, which is so important as our country continues to combat the…
    Posted 07.30.2020
    In this episode of Future Proof, Peter Kaldes, President and CEO of ASA, talks with Karen Lincoln, associate professor of Social Work and senior scientist at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Karen explores where her research on social and economic…
    Posted 07.29.2020
    By Alison Hernandez, Cinnamon St. John, Laural Traylor and Lieke van Heumen During the past five months, COVID-19 has devastated our nation, claiming the lives of close to 115,000 older adults (approximately eight out of every ten deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
    Posted 07.29.2020
    ASA is excited to announce a new series, Voices on Caregiving, as part of its commitment to uplifting the experiences of BIPOC community members. In this series, we hear from a diverse group of family caregivers about their caregiving journeys, how caregiving affects the rest of their lives and…