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    Posted 02.13.2014
    By: Betsy Dorsett Did you know that you can build an itinerary for yourself of AiA14 sessions and events that you don't want to miss and then export your itinerary to your Outlook Calendar? Here's how...   Step 1: Login to the ASA website, if you aren't already. If you can't remember your…
    Posted 07.29.2013
    Last week we asked if your "retirement plan" includes a career transition, a return to education, or volunteer commitments. Over 80% of those who responded said yes! Here are a few of the comments we received: I found myself without a job far earlier than I expected and without a real plan. I…
    Posted 07.29.2013
    We are declaring the last Monday of every month “Member Monday!” On Member Monday, we’ll post updates on what ASA Members have been up to, information about member benefits, and other useful information just for you! Have an update or announcement you’d like to see featured? Email us or leave a…
    Posted 06.17.2013
    By Allison Cook Emerging Aging NYC is a new group in New York City that connects young professionals with each other, and with leaders of organizations in aging. Started in the spring of 2012, it is a resource professionals just starting out in their careers from a variety of backgrounds who are…
    Posted 06.12.2013
    We asked if you had experience with elder abuse and neglect in your work with older people and how you responded. While the majority of those responding had experienced situations in which they knew or suspected an older loved one or client to be the victim of abuse, many also expressed frustration…
    Posted 06.12.2013
    As World Elder Abuse Awareness Day draws near (June 15), we hope you’ll find these resources useful in learning more about elder abuse and neglect and sharing information with your friends, family members and colleagues. You can get involved by attending a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event in…
    Posted 06.11.2013
    Last week we asked what challenges have you faced in care transitions from hospital to home and how have you met these challenges. The responses we received emphasized challenges with communication between healthcare providers and patients and/or their caregivers as well as medication management,…
    Posted 06.11.2013
    Recent estimates suggest that one in ten older adults experience physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. The direct costs associated with elder financial exploitation were estimated to be $2.9 billion in 2011, a 12 percent increase from 2008. In more than two-…
    Posted 06.10.2013
    June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an opportunity to call appropriate attention to the significant impact elder abuse has on our society, communities, and—potentially—our loved ones.  Throughout this week we will be sharing facts, resources and blogs with information about elder abuse…
    Posted 11.06.2012
    Last week we asked you what qualities you thought were important for a good leader in the field of aging. We got a lot of great responses, and here are a few of the perspectives that were shared: Empathy, patience, understanding, able to delegate, good communication skills, resourceful, caring, and…