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New Web Seminars Include Popular AiA16 Sessions!

posted 04.28.2016

If you couldn’t make it ASA’s 2016 Aging in America Conference, which was held in Washington DC this past March 20-24, or you just can’t get enough of AiA16, you’re in luck! Many of the most popular session from this year’s conference are being scheduled as web seminars, which are free to ASA members and include complimentary CEUs! Part of the ASA Member Series, these webinars bring AiA16 right to your home or office!


Brain Health Matters: Supporting Cognitive Fitness for Older Adults

posted 04.27.2016

By Krystal L. Culler

Retaining brain health and cognitive fitness as we age are two topics that recently have been gaining national and global attention from researchers, providers and healthcare professionals.

In 2014, the National Institute on Aging developed an educational toolkit offering evidence-based information and resources, “Brain Health As You Age—You Can Make a Difference!”

LGBTQ Aging Issues: A Journey to Understanding

posted 04.26.2016

By Mandy Weirich

This blog post is dedicated to my first cousin, Ricky Smith, whose beautiful smile and laughter could light up any room. Ricky died from AIDS in 1994 at age 30.

In 2011, I went back to school to get my master’s degree in Social Work. At the time I was working in adult protective services and my intent was to learn more about social work and aging. I knew that if I was going to affect change in adult protective services and related policies in my state, I needed a higher level of education.

The Integration of Aging Issues into LGBT Studies Courses

posted 04.22.2016

By Mary McCall

This commentary addresses the approach to LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex) aging studies from the perspective of integrating aging into LGBT studies, rather than thinking about how to integrate LGBTQI issues into gerontology courses.

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