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Learn in your spare time this summer

posted 04.18.2016
For professionals in the field of aging, online courses can be an engaging and convenient way to learn new information and brush up on old skills. And the summertime is a great time to enroll in one of the online courses offered by ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Because you can take the courses on a computer or mobile device it is easy and practical to continue your professional learning anywhere, any time. 

Older Americans Act Reauthorization

posted 04.12.2016

On April 7, 2016 the federal Older Americans Act (OAA) was unanimously passed by the Senate. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives in March, is now headed to President Obama for his signature.

Reflections on Senior Poverty at AiA16

posted 04.05.2016

By Amber Cutler

The issue of senior poverty was in focus at this year’s Aging in America Conference, and with good reason. Over six million seniors live in poverty in the United States and that number is rapidly increasing as thousands of baby boomers turn 65 every day. We at Justice in Aging were pleased to participate in a number of sessions at the conference raising awareness of this growing problem.

PACE Provides Much-Needed Rural Supports and Services for Older Adults

posted 04.05.2016

By Robert Greenwood and Samuel Kunjukunju

Americans older than age 65 who live in rural areas and need long-term services and supports find it tougher than urban dwellers to age in place. Often, this cohort’s younger family members have relocated to cities to find employment. This leaves fewer family members and other informal caregivers nearby to provide support. There also is a short supply of healthcare professionals and para-professions in rural communities, causing additional fracturing of the rural healthcare system.

This High School Student is Making a Big Impact on the Field of Aging

posted 03.29.2016

For 5 days thousands of people came together at the Aging in America Conference to share their knowledge, passion for the field of aging and dedication to improving the quality of life for older adults. And while every session offered important and inspiring information, one poster presentation in particular caught our eye. 

Resilience and Diversity Highlighted on Day 4 of AiA16

posted 03.24.2016

Each year, ASA members from around the country bring their passion for the field of aging to ASA's Aging in America Conference. And while we are all linked by this common bond of dedication and commitment to improving the lives of older adults, the varying experiences, goals, populations served and distinct communities create a diverse and rich experience for attendees and presenters alike. 

Highlights from Day 3 at AiA16

posted 03.23.2016

As the nation's largest multidisciplinary conference on aging, Aging in America brings together people working across the field of aging for five days of collaboration, sharing and networking. For this reason, ASA's annual conference is often a place where professionals get to connect with colleagues they don't see at any other event and creates a space for direct service providers to explain their challenges and victories with folks doing research, advocacy, and policy work, and vice versa.

Celebrating the Passage of the Older Americans Act Reauthorization at Day 2 of AiA16

posted 03.22.2016

Day two of the 2016 Aging in America Conference has been overshadowed by the passage of the Older Americans Act reauthorization by the U.S. House of Representatives. And we couldn't be more happy about it. This important piece of legislation is the cornerstone of the services and supports that are vital to older Americas and the individuals who care for them.

Aging in America Day One Recap

posted 03.21.2016

Thousands of professionals from around the country (and the world) are in Washington DC to attend ASA’s 2016 Aging in America Conference and share their passion and expertise about improving the quality of life for older adults. You can join the conversation by following #AiA16 on Twitter and Facebook.

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