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Age-Friendly Banking

posted 05.31.2016

By Karen Kali

This May we are honoring Older Americans as part of the Administration on Community Living’s annual Older Americans Month celebration. In the spirit of sharing our initiatives and ideas that are positively affecting older adults, I’m excited to focus on a special initiative of NCRC’s National Neighbors Silver, which focuses efforts on working with banks and financial institutions to implement Age-Friendly Banking.

Tips for Community-based Project Development

posted 05.26.2016

By: Letia A. Boseman MPH, DHSc (c), CHES

Genetic Progress: What’s Not to Love?

posted 05.25.2016

By Daniel Callahan

While there are many candidates for America’s list of core historical values, scientific progress would be near the top of all lists. It is the closest thing we have to a secular religion—a creed that says life can and should always get better. There is no end of possibilities about what has been called the “endless frontier” of scientific research.


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ASA STEP Group’s Second Annual Mentoring Series and Events a Success at AiA16!

posted 05.16.2016

By Isaac Taggart

ASA’s Student and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group is excited to report about the phenomenal success of their second annual mentoring session series and events that were featured at the 2016 Aging in America Conference!

Book Review: The Penelope Project

posted 05.16.2016

By Terri Tobey

The Penelope Project: An Arts-Based Odyssey to Change Elder Care, edited by Anne Basting, Maureen Towey, and Ellie Rose, describes the collaboration of three disparate entities experimenting with a novel approach for engaging long-term care residents in life enrichment activities.

How Geriatric Care Professionals Can Encourage Elders to Find Meaning, Purpose and Potential

posted 05.12.2016

Crystal McGaha

Out of my concern for and curiosity about older adults I often wonder, “How can we, as professionals in aging, encourage and help elders find substance, happiness, healing, inspiration and, importantly—purpose and fulfillment? How can we shift focus away from decline, deficiency and loss in late life to encourage growth and possibility?”

LGBTQ Aging: What a New Lawyer Needs to Know

posted 05.11.2016

By Deirdre M.W. Lok and Malya Kurzweil Levin

Aging in America is changing rapidly, as is what it means to identify as LGBTQ. As shifting national demographics create an increased number of older adults, and as LGBTQ individuals achieve greater rights and visibility; the confluence of these two identities becomes increasingly relevant to a new generation of legal professionals. To compete in today’s job market, new attorneys must be well versed in both the full range of legal issues facing older LGBTQ adults, as well as the tools and remedies available to them.

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