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What Can You Do to Help Older Adults with $1.5 Billion?

posted 01.14.2016

By Betsy Dorsett

This week's $1.5 billion lottery set records and lit up social media with people posting their #IfIWonPowerball dreams. All the hubbub got us wondering … how could $1.5 billion help improve the lives of older adults?



You could house 3.9 million elders who qualify for housing assistance for… only 8 days.

Social Security and Student Debt: We All Have a Stake

posted 01.14.2016

By Nancy Altman

Those who favor cutting Social Security sometimes seek to turn the young against the old. “Older Americans, their lobbies and the politicians who do what they ask are actually waging war on young people,” says Jonathan Cowan, president of Third Way, a nonprofit organization that urges the scaling back of Social Security.

Cowan and others who seek to pit generations against each other refuse to recognize the interconnectedness of all generations.

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3 Reasons You Should Be Investing in Leadership Development

posted 01.12.2016

1.  96% of Nonprofit managers indicate an interest in receiving 
     leadership or managerial training.

Why Polypharmacy in Older Adults is Such a Big Deal. And What Can Be Done to Prevent it.

posted 01.12.2016

Each year 175,000 adults age 65 and older will be seen in an ER in the United States due to adverse drug reactions. Why does this happen? And what can we do to help our older clients and loved ones with medication management?

Older adults take a lot of prescription medications.

Advances in Workplace Protections for Family Caregivers

posted 01.11.2016

By Vicki Shabo

Every day in America, millions of women and men struggle to succeed on the job while caring for an aging parent, an ill spouse, or a child with special needs. Their struggles are evident in workplaces, homes, and care facilities, and during fraught and hurried commutes from one to the other. Nearly everyone in the United States will experience the challenge of either providing or receiving care at some point in their lives, yet our nation fails to ensure access to even basic supports.

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Bob Blancato to Become ASA’s Next Board Chair as Ken Dychtwald Concludes Board Service

posted 01.05.2016

Louis Colbert, Chair of the American Society on Aging’s (ASA) Nominating Task Force is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Blancato, President of Matz, Blancato and Associates, an influential public policy and strategy consulting firm in Washington, DC, will serve as the next ASA Board Chair. His term begins March 23 during ASA’s Aging in America Conference in Washington, DC. He will succeed Lynn Friss Feinberg, whose term as Chair concludes on March 22.

Top 10 Web Seminars of 2015

posted 12.29.2015

In 2015 ASA hosted more than 75 web seminars. Here are the top ten most popular web seminars of 2015, based on attendance. You can now view these recorded events online!

1.  Solving Communication Issues within Families

Top 10 Holiday Tips for Low Vision Seniors

posted 12.11.2015

By Ed Haines

Going Above and Beyond to Help

posted 12.10.2015

By Betsy Dorsett

Online Gerontology Courses Aid Teams in Helping Older Adults

posted 12.07.2015

At the core of ASA’s mission is the intention to be an essential resource that cultivates leadership, advances knowledge and strengthens the skills of its members, to help them better serve elders, thus improving their quality of life.

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