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    Posted 07.12.2017
    Millennials are known for seeking employment where they can “do well while doing good.” Amanda Cavaleri, age 28, founder of Connect The Ages, wants to capitalize on that tendency by encouraging members of her generation to work in the field of aging. “They want to take their passion and talent and…
    Posted 07.10.2017
    By Kim Callinan and Kimberly Taccini The United States is facing an end-of-life crisis. Our health system ignores people’s values and priorities, and prescribes treatments that rob people of the quality of life they want and deserve. While the overwhelming majority of people say they want to die at…
    Posted 07.10.2017
    Editor’s note: ASA President and CEO Bob Stein represents ASA in the Reframing Aging work advanced by the Leaders of Aging Organizations (LAO), also serving as an advisor to the Re­framing Elder Abuse parallel research project conducted by the Administration for Community Living (and begun at the…
    Posted 07.06.2017
    ASA’s board chair Bob Blancato will present a symposium at the upcoming International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) 21st World Congress, which takes place July 23-27 in San Francisco. The American Society on Aging is a co-host for this event. Blancato’s symposium will address the…
    Posted 06.29.2017
    By Aging Today Staff Editor’s note: The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, and the Marin Community Foundation, have united to fund a three-year grant to develop and establish…
    Posted 06.23.2017
    The American Society on Aging today strongly criticized the just-released Senate health bill to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act calling it “unfriendly and unfair to all ages.” ASA encourages members and others who are concerned with the well-being of older people to let their Senators know…
    Posted 06.16.2017
    By Alison Biggar Norma Swenson embodies values of the quintessential baby boomer—she’s steeped in activism, especially around women’s rights and equality—but, at age 85, she belongs to the Silent Generation. Her childhood years, set in a time when girls’ education was valued and of superior…
    Posted 06.14.2017
    By Teresa Ghilarducci and Kyle Moore Older women face worse age discrimination than men in the labor market. Call it intersectionality (the intersection of age and sex discrimination) or call it more of the same—whatever the name, the reality is that older women get paid less for their experience…
    Posted 06.14.2017
    By Nicol Turner-Lee According to a 2015 Pew Research Center study, 82 percent of older adults who owned smartphones described them as liberating, compared to 64 percent of those ages 18 to 29 who were asked the same question. Older adults also were more likely to describe their smartphones as “…
    Posted 06.14.2017
    By E. Percil Stanford and Edgar E. Rivas To comprehend the status of older women, minorities and LGBTQ people in the United States, it is essential to understand the evolution of civil rights in this country. It began with indigenous people, and in 1776, the injection of slavery foreshadowed a…