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May 2014

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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We mourned along with the rest of the country and the world as we learned that Dr. Maya Angelou passed away. Many ASA members will remember Dr. Angelou's touching remarks at the 2008 annual conference, and many many more have been moved by her poetry and prose. As we remember her tremendous... Read More
How would you complete this sentence: “I am an ASA member because…” Tell us what membership in the American Society on Aging means to you and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free flight on Southwest. You must be a current ASA member to enter (click here to join or... Read More
Every year we ask why you attend the ASA Aging in America Conference. Here's what attendees of the 2014 conference had to say...   View the Infographic   Top 5 Benefits of Attending Grow as a professional with the diverse, multidisciplinary education you’ll  receive... Read More
Cyndi is a graduate of ASA’s New Ventures in Leadership program and is the Director of Community Health Outreach Programs at Tanana Chiefs Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska. In the latest in our series profiling ASA leadership program alumni, AgeBlog asked Cyndi a few questions about her... Read More
Mentors can be vital at every stage of your career. They can help you define and reach your goals, continue to grow as a professional and stay motivated. Here are 5 more reasons you need a mentor:     1.  Mentors will share their experience, so that you can learn from it Why... Read More
By Helen Bonser On March 11, 2014, Helen Bonser, founding parent of PFLAG Spokane and long-time supporter of transgender individuals, spoke with Michelle Burdick following a PFLAG meeting in Spokane, Wash. Burdick relates common issues in aging as a transgender individual: a lack of needed... Read More
Chanda is a graduate of ASA’s New Ventures in Leadership program and is the Executive Director of American Senior Assistance Programs, Inc. in Huntsville, Ala. In this series profiling ASA leadership program alumni, ASA AgeBlog asked Chanda a few questions about her... Read More
By Kevin Prindiville Imagine trying to live on less than $24 a day, especially in our current economy. Mary, a 74-year-old widow who lives alone in an apartment in Cleveland, Ohio, has just $721 a month to pay for rent, prescription drug co-payments, grocery bills, utilities, car... Read More
By Phyllis Snyder Betty Friedan’s observation that “Aging is not `lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength” captured the main message from a roster of thoughtful and engaged speakers at the March 12 National Summit on “Tapping the Self-... Read More
By Sean Cahill Transgender elders experience discrimination and social exclusion, yet also exhibit incredible resilience. Discrimination can cause transgender people to delay seeking healthcare, and often transgender elders have to instruct providers on how to provide culturally ... Read More

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