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posted 09.10.2014
Participants of the ASA Leadership Institute are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks. Read More
posted 09.04.2014
Caregiving responsibilities can influence individuals’ retirement decisions and their post-retirement well-being. The effect of caregiving responsibilities on retirement decisions depends upon the relative balance between care-related time demands and financial needs due to care... Read More
posted 09.04.2014
Our do-it-yourself retirement system is broken, and reform efforts will come too late to help many Americans. Given current realities, what can people do to prepare for retirement?  Read More
posted 09.04.2014
There is a desperate need for standardized training and education of the medical profession in living wills, DNR and POLST order use. This simple checklist process can be incorporated into resuscitations when medical personnel are confronted with all types of advance-care-planning documents or... Read More
posted 09.04.2014
Estimating how long people will live has for centuries been the purview of actuaries and demographers.  Read More
posted 09.04.2014
In its 15th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey of workers, the nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS) finds that baby boomers are trailblazing a new model for retirement and relatively few have intentions of retiring any time soon. The survey also uncovered opportunities and... Read More
posted 07.02.2014
It all began with a Maltese named Charlotte. From there Brian Daly learned of the challenges faced by elders struggling to feed themselves and their pets. And decided to do something about it. Read More
posted 06.25.2014
The essential message of mindfulness for frail elders is that they learn ways to participate in their healing and focus on their abilities, not disabilities. The most important intervention may be reducing the stress of the family and professional caregivers who interact with them. Read More
posted 06.24.2014
We recently spoke with 2014 ASA Hall of Fame Award recipient, Fernando Torres-Gil. Torres-Gil, Ph.D., is a professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs, and directs the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging. He... Read More
posted 06.24.2014
Mind Matters, a program of the North Shore Senior Center’s (NSSC) House of Welcome Adult Day Services in Northfield, Ill., is the 2014 MindAlert Award winner. The ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Award program recognizes innovative mental fitness programs developed by nonprofit... Read More