Regional Networking Events are opportunities for ASA members to meet in person to discuss local trends, projects, initiatives and recent developments in aging. Some topics that have been addressed in the past include: Reframing Aging, Self-care for Professionals in Aging, Livable Communities, What's New in Dementia Resources, Technology and Aging and then local matters like, Aging Policy in Illinois and The Bridge Model. These generally take the form of informal presentations by local experts in aging and/or representatives of the aging population themselves. There is always time to socialize and network with coffee and pastries.
Local committees of volunteers choose the schedule of sessions (perhaps bi-monthly or quarterly), secure the location, invite the presenters and provide refreshments. ASA provides an announcement template for promotion by email, handles the online registration, and ships current membership information to the area liaison shortly before event. While educational in content, CEUs cannot be offered.
If you would like to start a series, or try just one event, in your area, please contact Jutka Mándoki, membership director, at 415.974.9630 or email@example.com.
Washington, D.C. Quarterly Regional Networking Events
Tapping Mature Talent
Join us for a presentation and conversation
Location: Community Room
With advances in medicine and public health, Americans are living and working longer, resulting in an unprecedented transformation of the workplace. The mature workforce is growing at a rate that outpaces the overall growth of the labor force. The number of Americans over age 55 in the labor force by 2026 is projected to increase to 42.1 million and make up nearly one quarter of the workforce.
Mature workers bring knowledge, wisdom and experience to the workforce. Hiring and retaining them can help employers maintain valuable skills, address workforce shortages, and increase workplace diversity, all of which can contribute to improved outcomes.
The Roundtable Outcomes:
Learn about resources and solutions that are in place to support older adults who are searching for employment.
Gain an understanding of the business case for hiring, retaining and supporting mature workers.
Hear about how one of the nation’s largest health enterprises makes the business case for recruiting and hiring talented older adults.
Find out about programs that employers are developing to support the increasing number of mature workers they employ. Learn about programs, ranging from on-the-job training and skill development for today’s labor force to health and wellness programs and support for caregivers.
Find out how community-based and national organizations are equipping unemployed older adults with the skills and resources to regain and maintain employment and to compete with confidence to today’s in-demand jobs.
All ASA members and individuals interested in ASA membership are welcome at this free event.
We would like to extend a special thanks to our partner, CVS Health
Future DC events scheduled on June 4 and Sept. 17. Check back for details.
Chicago Bimonthly Regional Networking Events
ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Social Isolation: Definition, Risk Factors, Interventions
Friday, June 7, 2019
Location: Professional Building
Awareness of the impact of social isolation and loneliness among older adults has increased over the past few years. The objective of this session is to fully explore the antecedents and consequences of social isolation from multiple perspectives. Learners will explore the risk factors associated with social isolation, the impact of social isolation on health and well-being, and current statewide efforts to address this phenomenon. Current interventions aimed at reducing social isolation will be discussed as potential models for further innovation.
Registration is free, and requested, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All ASA members are welcome at this free event.
Local contact for Chicago information only: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053