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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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An Uber Idea: Nonprofit Partners with For-Profit to Fund Rides for Elders

posted 11.23.2015

By Alison Biggar

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.

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The Case for Aging in Community, Not in Place

posted 11.23.2015

By Peggy Brick

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

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