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.
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.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt established Social Security in 1935, he saw the program as a fundamental way to advance economic fairness and social justice. Social Security has grown and improved to fulfill FDR’s vision, and we have just completed a year celebrating the 80th anniversary of this important program.
The 2016 ASA Aging in America Conference is starting THIS SUNDAY! And we’re here to help answer a few questions for our awesome conference community!
Extended employment is going to be a more important component of retirement planning for a growing number of older Americans. With fewer employers offering defined benefit plans or retiree healthcare, do-it-yourself retirement has become the name of the game.
It is my greatest pleasure to contribute to the American Society on Aging as the chair of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) Council since nearly three years. I would like to thank the whole council for their amazing work, their enthusiasm and passion in the field of lifelong learning, as well as for the time they have devoted to LEARN. I would also like to thank these members who will complete their terms of service at the 2016 Aging in America Conference: Gay Hanna and Laci McKinney.
Modern technology… wow, what we would do without it when planning for a conference collaboration? In our case, it is indispensable for a diverse group of six folks from all over the country, coming together through electronic resources to lay out an upcoming panel discussion for AiA16. Time zones, pshaw. Dedication overcomes distance. But beyond the modern convenience, what is truly amazing is the level of excitement we share about our topic…Lifelong Learning.
Today, Guinness World Records confirmed that Israel Kristal is the world’s oldest man, at 112 years and 178 days old. Kristal, born in 1903, lived through both World Wars. He was the sole survivor from his family in Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi concentration camp. Kristal currently lives in Israel with his second wife and their son.