Leadership in Aging

posted 01.19.2017
ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, who is president of Matz, Blancato & Associates in Washington D.C. as well as a current AARP Board member, has an article on The Huffington Post concerning the new issue of ASA’s journal, Generations. The issue covers a comprehensive range of policy matters… Read More
posted 12.13.2018
ASA has joined with other Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) in calling on the new Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives to reestablish the House Select Committee on Aging.
posted 12.13.2018
This week, ASA joined with many other member organizations of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) to oppose the proposed change of rules by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for expanding the “public charge” policy to dete
posted 10.24.2018
ASA recently joined with 31 other member organizations of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) in expressing concern to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services about the Department of Health and Human Services plans to reallocate funding from several important programs to… Read More
posted 10.24.2018
On October 24, President Trump signed major legislation to curb the nation’s opioid crisis. The “Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act” or the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” enhances addiction treatment and… Read More
posted 08.31.2018
ASA recently joined more than 30 other national organizations, including AARP, Justice in Aging, and NCOA, in a letter to the House and Senate conference committee seeking to reconcile differences between the two chambers in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
posted 05.25.2017
Rep. Peter King (NY) and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR) announced the establishment of a bipartisan Elder Justice Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, May 25, 2017. ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, in his role as National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, applauded this… Read More
posted 05.25.2017
The American Society on Aging today called on Congress to abandon the budget proposal submitted by the President yesterday and offer an alternative that spares the deepest cuts in domestic spending in a generation. ASA Board Chairman Bob Blancato said, “The pure volume of ill-advised program… Read More
posted 07.20.2015
The Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting comments, and will be hosting 12 listening sessions, on newly-released draft voluntary guidelines for Adult Protective Services (APS) systems. 
posted 07.13.2015
The White House Conference on Aging is underway, and you can watch live at whitehouse.gov. President Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks at 8:15 AM (Pacific)/11:15 AM (Eastern) time.