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Monthly Archive (Constituent Group Blog)

posted 01.16.2018
We at the American Society on Aging mourn the passing of Dr. Joshua Wiener. Read More
posted 01.09.2018
The slow progression of vision loss means changes are incremental, only changing slightly, and leading to difficulty admitting to and asking for assistance. Many individuals try to pass, pretending to participate yet avoiding situations that would force them to admit their visual difficulty. Read More
posted 01.09.2018
Family caregivers are the backbone of services in this country. The nation relies on their contributions and we should identify ways to offer them support. Read More
posted 12.27.2017
In other words, one in five boomers will not have adult children to help them when independent living becomes difficult or impossible.  I call these childless boomers – whether married or single – the “Solo Agers.” A slightly different group is the “Elder Orphans... Read More
posted 12.11.2017
At the state level, many legacy Medicaid IT systems are old, with limited options for advanced care coordination. The dependence of many AAAs on these legacy systems makes it unlikely that most will be able to innovate to their maximum capacity unless and until they develop a business... Read More
posted 10.24.2017
Leadership Institute participants 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 09.14.2017
Seniors are among the populations most susceptible to the negative impacts of disease-related malnutrition. In fact, the elderly account for the majority of malnutrition cases in US. Read More
posted 08.09.2017
Understanding another culture requires deep listening, and arguing and deep listening don’t go well together. So I listen, and ask probing questions, and seek to understand rather than convince. This is neither fun nor satisfying. So why do I keep doing it? Read More
posted 08.09.2017
From a law and policy perspective, there are many similarities between the challenges facing LGBTQ youth and those facing LGBTQ older adults, partially because all youth and older adults can experience biased treatment in society. Read More
posted 06.05.2017
In a society where transgender identities are still heavily stigmatized, losing family members, being threatened in a traditional place of acceptance and being denied access to a social venue can all be life-altering losses for a transgender elder. Read More

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Jolt, Stories of Trauma and Transformation Event Details
ASA Washington, DC Roundtable - Ending Ageism & Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate Event Details
2018 NASW National Conference Event Details