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August 2013

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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Last week we asked how much you know about Medicare eligibility and coverage, and the results suggest that some additonal learning opportunities would be useful. More than 67% of those responding said they knew the basics but needed to learn more, while nearly 25% felt like Medicare was convoluted... Read More
By Carol Levine All About HIPAA: A Resource List OCR website   OCR consumer videos and factsheets. These resources cover a variety of topics, including sharing information with family and friends: Guidance Materials for Consumers HHS Office for... Read More
Be on the lookout for Aging Today! In the September/October issue experts tackle tough issues like immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act, HIV and more! Read select articles online. The last Monday of every month is “Member Monday” at ASA. Every Member Monday we post... Read More
By Matthew Hamity While recent advances in HIV treatments have allowed persons with HIV to live longer and experience significantly improved health, these advances also have led to financial complications for elders not expecting to live well into their 60s, 70s and 80s with the... Read More
Details on ACA-Mandated Insurance People can obtain insurance beginning on Oct. 1 by going online to and entering personal information, including Social Security number. The original plan called for entering information from pay stubs provided by employers, or W-2 forms... Read More
By Guillermo Cantor In an historic vote on June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed sweeping legislation to overhaul the immigration system. Known as the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744), the bipartisan measure now awaits... Read More
Last week we asked how you protect your clients and loved ones from scams that target older adults. The responses we received overwhelmingly emphasized the importance of education, spreading information to elders and their caregivers, and immediately reporting suspected to scams to local law... Read More
By Holly Deni The Social Security Administration invited LGBT advocates from across the country to participate in a conference call on Friday, August 9th to exchange ideas on how best to get the word out about Social Security's implementation of the Windsor/Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)... Read More
Universal Design as a Rehabilitation Strategy: Design for the Ages By Jon A. Sanford © 2012 Springer Publishing Company, LLC New York Reviewed by Mary Beth Caruso “Universal design is about design for all people with all types and levels of abilities,” says Jon A. Sanford, M.... Read More
In the Spring of 1995, four outspoken pioneers in the fields of aging, medicine, public policy and women's rights—Betty Friedan (author of The Feminine Mystique and The Fountain of Age, and social trailblazer; now deceased), Dr. Robert Butler (Founding Director of the National Institutes... Read More

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