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January 2016

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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By Edgar Cahn My name is Edgar Cahn. Last year, my eldest son and I had our bar mitzvah. At 13, I had refused to have one but in 2014, felt I was ready to undergo the ceremony. So I am 80 going on 14. Being 80 means I have many years to look back on. Being 14 means I have so much to look forward... Read More
By William Benson In 2015, we celebrated policy successes that immeasurably benefit millions of older Americans—the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the 50th anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act, the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and... Read More
By Patricia L. McGinnis For more than 30 years, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a nonprofit advocacy organization in San Francisco, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long-term-care consumers and their family members... Read More
Renowned scholar and pioneer in aging research and the field of gerontology, James E. (Jim) Birren, died on Friday, January 15, 2016. He was 97. On Birren's passing, Bob Blancato, ASA Board Chair-Elect, remarked that, "Our field has lost one of the true giants. Jim Birren is... Read More
By Nancy Altman Those who favor cutting Social Security sometimes seek to turn the young against the old. “Older Americans, their lobbies and the politicians who do what they ask are actually waging war on young people,” says Jonathan Cowan, president of Third Way, a nonprofit... Read More
1.  96% of Nonprofit managers indicate an interest in receiving       leadership or managerial training. According to a ProInspire survey, over 50% of nonprofit managers reported that they did not have the knowledge, experience and resources to be successful. 96... Read More
Louis Colbert, Chair of the American Society on Aging’s (ASA) Nominating Task Force is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Blancato, President of Matz, Blancato and Associates, an influential public policy and strategy consulting firm in Washington, DC, will serve as the next ASA Board... Read More

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