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Helping Families Through the ASA/USC Gero Courses

posted 07.01.2016

ASA member James Vandiver at age 80 emanates an energy matched only by his drive to help older adults and their families as director of the Harpeth Hills Resource Center on Aging in Brentwood, Tenn. He recently completed both gerontology courses ASA offers in conjunction with the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, and says he immediately put what he learned to use.

Summer 2016 Generations: LGBT Aging

posted 06.29.2016

Recent research documents social, health, and economic disparities among LGBT elders. This Summer 2016 issue of Generations showcases cutting-edge practices, programs, policy initiatives, and research designed to better address the unmet needs and lack of access to services for LGBT older adults, their families, and communities.


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Innovative Approaches Address Aging and Mental Health Needs in LGBTQ Communities

posted 06.29.2016

By Charles P. Hoy-Ellis, Michael Ator, Christopher Kerr, and Jessica Milford


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Protecting and Ensuring the Well-Being of LGBT Older Adults: A Policy Roadmap

posted 06.29.2016

By Robert Espinoza

In December 2015, the White House Conference on Aging released a final report summarizing its decennial gathering, held earlier that year (White House Conference on Aging, 2015). In previous conferences, this report has mapped policy imperatives for the aging and long-termcare sectors.


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Dedication to the Treasured Lives Lost in the Orlando Massacre

posted 06.29.2016

By Karen Fredriksen Goldsen

It is with a heavy heart that I join with my community in honoring and mourning the loss of the individual treasured lives that were cut far too short in the senseless massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. As I listen to stories of those we lost, I’m moved by the love and courage linked forever to the lives and contributions of those who died, and to the survivors.


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ASA’s New Regional Roundtable Series Starts With A Focus on Ageism

posted 06.17.2016

On June 14, 125 members and stakeholders participated in our new ASA Washington DC Regional Roundtable session on Ageism in America. Presenters were John Feather, PhD, CEO of Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) and former ASA Board Chair, and Bob Blancato, MPA, ASA Board Chair and President of Matz, Blancato and Associates.

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