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    Posted 06.17.2016
    On June 14, 125 members and stakeholders participated in our new ASA Washington DC Regional Roundtable session on Ageism in America. Presenters were John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) and former ASA Board Chair, and Bob Blancato, MPA, ASA Board Chair and President of Matz,…
    Posted 06.15.2016
    By Lisa Nerenberg, Molly Davies, and Adria E. Navarro The term elder justice suggests that living free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation is a fundamental right that must be assured through public policy, safeguards built into core aging services, access to the justice system, and a robust…
    Posted 06.14.2016
    Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding the eldercare workforce, as covered in the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal. Much of the cost of healthcare and long-term care in the United States is concentrated in a relatively…
    Posted 06.14.2016
    By Betsy Dorsett We at the American Society on Aging were deeply saddened to learn of the tragedy this weekend in Orlando. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time, as well as with the entire LGBT and Latino communities in Florida, and around the country. …
    Posted 06.08.2016
    By Steven L. Dawson Here is the conundrum: While the demand for direct care workers—home health aides, nursing assistants, personal care workers—continues to surge, their real wages, adjusted for inflation over the past ten years, continue to fall (see Figure 1, below).   Figure 1: Direct Care…
    Posted 06.07.2016
    AARP welcomed Robert “Bob” Blancato to its Board of Directors on June 3, 2016. The all-volunteer Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP. The Board provides strategic direction, sets policy and provides governance oversight for AARP. Directors’ responsibilities include approving AARP’s…
    Posted 06.02.2016
    Each year at the Aging in America Conference (AiA), ASA conducts the Leadership Institute, a five-day intensive program meant to foster the next generation of leaders in the field of aging. Curricula tracks field trends and instructs on leading a multicultural, inclusive team of professionals. The…
    Posted 06.01.2016
    By Suzanne Stack and Dennis Dudley Older adults who live in rural America can have particular difficulties accessing healthcare and social support services. Improved collaboration among, and greater awareness of, federally funded programs at the national, state and local level are key components…
    Posted 06.01.2016
    Interview by Alison Biggar Ann Neumann, age 47, felt “broadsided” by her experience of caregiving for her father while he was in hospice, and wanted to address both the medical and non-medical aspects of end-of-life care. A visiting scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at New York…
    Posted 06.01.2016
    By Terry Fulmer and Nora OBrien-Suric The world of healthcare is slowly acknowledging what community-based social service workers have known for decades—health happens at home. Helping to maintain and sustain older adults’ highest possible level of functioning and the best quality of life has…