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This High School Student is Making a Big Impact on the Field of Aging

posted 03.29.2016

For 5 days thousands of people came together at the Aging in America Conference to share their knowledge, passion for the field of aging and dedication to improving the quality of life for older adults. And while every session offered important and inspiring information, one poster presentation in particular caught our eye. 

Resilience and Diversity Highlighted on Day 4 of AiA16

posted 03.24.2016

Each year, ASA members from around the country bring their passion for the field of aging to ASA's Aging in America Conference. And while we are all linked by this common bond of dedication and commitment to improving the lives of older adults, the varying experiences, goals, populations served and distinct communities create a diverse and rich experience for attendees and presenters alike. 

Highlights from Day 3 at AiA16

posted 03.23.2016

As the nation's largest multidisciplinary conference on aging, Aging in America brings together people working across the field of aging for five days of collaboration, sharing and networking. For this reason, ASA's annual conference is often a place where professionals get to connect with colleagues they don't see at any other event and creates a space for direct service providers to explain their challenges and victories with folks doing research, advocacy, and policy work, and vice versa.

Celebrating the Passage of the Older Americans Act Reauthorization at Day 2 of AiA16

posted 03.22.2016

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.

Aging in America Day One Recap

posted 03.21.2016

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.

Social Security: The Foundation of Economic Security

posted 03.17.2016

By Virginia Reno

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.

Off to Work We Go (Again)… Can Working Longer = Retirement Security?

posted 03.15.2016

By Sara E. Rix

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.


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LEARN Network News

posted 03.15.2016

By Sandra von Doetinchem

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.

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