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March 2018

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

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By Julia Egan As we prepare for the “Silver Tsunami” as it’s controversially being called (e.g. the aging baby boomer generation), it is becoming increasingly important that us older adult providers be prepared to address all the needs of our aging population. While historically... Read More
ASA’s Board Chair Bob Blancato, Chair-Elect Karyne Jones, and CEO Bob Stein today condemned remarks offered by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during testimony to the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee on Tuesday. As reported in The Hill, Zinke said "When you give discounted or... Read More
By Adela Carlin, Dolores Cole and Padraic Stanley Medical providers, lawyers and social workers are often in a position to engage older adults in conversations about advance planning. However, they have limited time and resources to provide the necessary support and guidance. Advance... Read More
By Erin McAuliff As planners and livable community advocates, we can always use help drumming up support for an important project or messaging proposed policies. While we know that engaging allies to assist can go a long way towards advancing these goals, more often than not we struggle... Read More
By Katharine Forth What’s wrong with current balance testing and our understanding of balance? Have you ever had a balance test? Do you know anyone who has? I’ll predict that if you can answer yes, the person in question had a fall before they had the test. Isn’t that a bit like... Read More
By Walter D. Dawson and John Cutler Developments in the acceptance of Medicare as part of the long-term services and supports system have taken place in recent weeks. The CHRONIC legislation (S.870) was incorporated into the Bipartisan Budget Act and signed into law on February 9. Just as... Read More
By Anna Lea Cothron, Emily Long & Shelley Matthews Transportation is necessary for access to healthcare, community participation, and overall quality of life. This is no different for older adult populations. Older adults are more likely to restrict their driving in bad weather... Read More
By Jarmin Yeh In August 2014, I was a graduate student at the University of California, San Francis­co (UCSF), when my grandmother died, four months after my cousin, a medical student at the University of California, Los Angeles, commit­ted suicide. These were four months in which my... Read More

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