We’ve come a long way in our advocacy and support for elder justice,” said Kathy Greenlee, administrator, Administration for Community Living, and Assistant Secretary for Aging, at the 2014 Aging in America Conference’s March 14 National Forum on Elder Justice. Just a week prior to the conference, $25 million was dedicated to Adult Protective Services (APS) in President Obama’s budget, so “we must support that,” said Greenlee.
Have you ever thought about mentoring an emerging professional in the field of aging? Maybe you've always wanted to help influence up-and-coming leaders in the field, but weren't sure how? Well, here are 7 (great) reasons to become a mentor:
1. You'll learn something
As a mentor you'll be exposed to new and diverse thoughts, personalities, experience and cultures. You're bound to come away from the experience having learned a lot.
Today ASA unveils a new member benefit: ASA Mentor Advantage! This online platform, available exclusively to ASA members, is designed to enhance your ability to connect with other professionals in order to build meaningful and rewarding mentor/mentee relationships.
According to general statistics, 95% of us are reactive. Rather than investing some time to plan ahead, we react to circumstances as they happen. All of us know that aging is an inevitable phenomenon. As we get older, the probability of health and physical issues are likely to increase and for that, we need to proactively think, plan and act.
Kamela is a graduate of ASA’s Leadership Academy and is the Program Development Supervisor at Johnson City Seniors' Center in Johnson City, TN.
In this series profiling ASA leadership program alumni, ASA AgeBlog asked Kamela a few questions about her interests, goals and the roles that mentorship has played in her career development.
Here’s what she said:
At the 2014 Aging in America Conference Katy Fike, PhD, founder of Aging2.0 and a member of ASA's Board of Directors, spoke about the convergence of technology and aging, and how technology can help professionals who work with older adults do so more effectively and more efficiently. Watch Katy's presentation and then keep reading to learn more about ten exciting new innovations that could change the way we age:
Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf,” wrote Aldo Leopold more than sixty years ago in A Sand County Almanac (1948, 1987). Leopold invested his life in observing nature. His keen appreciation for ecological systems became the foundation for his profound land ethic, which stressed taking the long view of humanity’s relationship with nature to preserve its integrity, stability, and beauty.
Today, April 22, is Earth Day! But what does environmentalism have to do with aging? Here are five articles that make the important connection between being green and healthy aging.
Eboni is a graduate of ASA’s New Ventures in Leadership Program and is the Co-Founder of Caregiver Support Services in Omaha, Nebraska.
In the first of a new series profiling ASA leadership program alumni, ASA AgeBlog asked Eboni a few questions about her interests, goals and the roles that mentorship has played in her career development.
Here’s what she said: