1. 96% of Nonprofit managers indicate an interest in receiving
leadership or managerial training.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
An inspiration to help older adults get around came to Bob Carr and his wife, Anne, as they parked for an exercise class at the YMCA one day in Atlanta. A group of older people exited the building, having just finished an AARP driver re-certification course. One woman loaded her walker in her trunk, got in the driver’s seat and hit the gas, in reverse, narrowly missing the remainder of the group, who was just able to scuttle out of the way.
In response to the longevity revolution, geriatric professionals nationwide are promoting “aging in place.” With the demise of pensions, salary stagnation and the failure of many to save for retirement, remaining in the old home may be the only option for many.
Life in a CCRC