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    Posted 04.21.2017
    Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward By Alison Hood The Spring 2017 issue of Generations is dedicated to ensuring all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, and person- and family-centered care consistent with their goals and values. The…
    Posted 04.17.2017
    By Catherine Anderson There’s a saying that “You manage what you measure.” Whether you’re a program administrator within a state agency, a CEO of a health plan or a healthcare provider, what we choose to measure dictates where we focus our time and resources. That’s why identifying the right set…
    Posted 04.13.2017
    By Holly Nelson-Becker All of us appreciate beauty in our lives. Some of us search for it, expecting to find it in objects, a painting, photo, nature, or what we observe outside ourselves. Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet who was able to see clearly what…
    Posted 04.12.2017
    Interview by Tricia Neuman Editor’s Note: ASA was honored to have the participation of Dorothy Rice, former director of health insurance research at the Social Security Administration, in our Summer 2015 issue of Generations, “Medicare at 50 Years.” Ms. Rice, in what was possibly the final…
    Posted 03.30.2017
    By Nicole Bruce and Mary Keen When it comes to eldercare research, whose opinion matters the most? Until recently, research on and about older adults has been devoid of a key component: the perspectives of the older adults themselves. That’s why the director of CJE’s Leonard Schanfield Research…
    Posted 03.24.2017
    The fourth and final full day of the 2017 Aging in America Conference kicked off at 7:00 AM with a yoga session in Plaza AB led by Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Senior Activity Center Director Douglas Paulsen. At 8:00 AM the 14th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit got underway in the…
    Posted 03.23.2017
    The third day of the 2017 Aging in America conference continued the unique learning and community-building experience, and our attendees and faculty are not slowing down. Beginning with two early-morning exercise sessions that were inclusive and age-friendly, along with a group drumming program,…
    Posted 03.22.2017
    From the morning exercise and morning buzz with the Students and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group to the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception and Chicago dine-around, the 2017 Aging in America Conference was fully underway on Tuesday with nearly 2,500 participants. Every year, this conference…
    Posted 03.21.2017
    Welcome to Aging in America 2017! A record-breaking 1,650 people came through the conference registration area (and patiently waited at points in some long lines). Attendees didn't lose any time fanning out to the 90+ workshops, symposia and other programs. From the National Forum on Family…
    Posted 03.19.2017
    By William Benson As readers peruse the most recent issue of Aging Today, Donald Trump is more than a third through the first 100 days of his presidency, a key milestone Trump has made more significant through his boasts of what he will do. It’s a “shock and awe” kind of legislative first year,…