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End-Of-Life Care: Are We Ready for Real Reform?

posted 01.27.2016

By Kim Callinan

Opportunities for Students and Emerging Professionals at AiA16

posted 01.25.2016

The American Society on Aging offers several opportunities for students and emerging professionals to learn and connect with each other and professionals in the field. We are pleased to offer the following resources to help full-time students attend the 2016 Aging in America Conference.

Student Volunteer Program

Time and Money, Reinvented—While Building Stronger Communities

posted 01.25.2016

By Edgar Cahn

My name is Edgar Cahn. Last year, my eldest son and I had our bar mitzvah. At 13, I had refused to have one but in 2014, felt I was ready to undergo the ceremony. So I am 80 going on 14. Being 80 means I have many years to look back on. Being 14 means I have so much to look forward to!

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Advocating for Aging Services in a Digital World

posted 01.25.2016

By Julie Sweetland

If you are an advocate for aging issues who is wondering whether it matters if you engage on social media, the answer is yes. If you’re an advocate who is wondering whether it matters how you engage on social media, the answer also is yes. Here’s why, from the perspective of Strategic Frame Analysis, an evidence-based approach to communications on social issues.

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Aging Advocacy and the Older Americans Act

posted 01.25.2016

By William Benson

In 2015, we celebrated policy successes that immeasurably benefit millions of older Americans—the 80th anniversary of Social Security, the 50th anniversaries of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act, the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 5th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which among other major policy achievements included enactment of the long-sought Elder Justice Act.

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Yes, Collaboration Can Happen—and Means Better Quality of Life for LTC Residents

posted 01.25.2016

By Brooke Hollister, Molly Davies, Pamela M. Mokler and Carrie Graham

According to one long-term-care (LTC) ombudsman, an LTC resident named Walter was, “... getting his diapers rationed, and if he ran out, then [he was told] he would be left in his soiled diapers. He saved up his personal needs allowance, and, powered by his wheelchair, rode the bus to buy diapers. He had this stash of diapers that he was collecting with his own money.”

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The Administration for Community Living: Programs and Initiatives Providing Family Caregiver Support

posted 01.21.2016

By Greg Link

The Administration for Community Living (ACL)

An operating division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that includes the following operating components:

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In Memory of James (Jim) E. Birren

posted 01.21.2016

Renowned scholar and pioneer in aging research and the field of gerontology, James E. (Jim) Birren, died on Friday, January 15, 2016. He was 97.

On Birren's passing, Bob Blancato, ASA Board Chair-Elect, remarked that, "Our field has lost one of the true giants. Jim Birren is recognized as one of the founders of the organized field of gerontology. He was an invaluable counsel to so many and one of the most decent human beings one could ever meet."

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