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Care Circles Are a Step Forward in Giving Back

posted 02.03.2014

By Mae Carpenter, Colette Phipps, and Debra Finn

Shared lives and real relationships define the central values of aging in community, which also stress interdependence among those in need of care, their caregivers, and the crucial support of those caregivers.

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American Society on Aging Names 2014 Award Winners for Excellence in Aging

posted 01.30.2014


Contact:  Anne Ornelas, (415) 974-9622

The American Society on Aging (ASA) is pleased to announce the seven 2014 ASA Award winners. The ASA Awards program recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations to the field of aging and to the ASA. 

The New Eternal Truths about Senior Communities

posted 01.30.2014

I asked Maria Dwight, a friend and longtime marketing and strategic planning guru, about changing dynamics and trends in senior communities. “The communities of the future will reflect the changing values of their members,” she said. “Race, religion, gender preferences, disabilities, etc., will be replaced by more secular interests and shared experiences.”

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We’re Better Together: The Gifts, Responsibilities, and Joys of Aging in Community

posted 01.29.2014

By Sandy Atkins

Community is about sharing our gifts with each other—giving and receiving, reciprocity, and value. Each individual brings something to the community and the community as a whole contributes to the well-being of the individual. Behind the concept of community is a solid foundation of responsibility—people make choices that affect the community and, in return, a community’s choices, made through policies, social structures, and institutions, need to support its members as well as its own long- term survival.

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Quick Question: What are you most looking forward to at AiA14?

posted 01.27.2014

Last week we asked you what you were most looking forward to at the 2014 Aging in America Conference and the results are in... Of those answering our quick question, most are looking forward to getting fresh ideas at workshops, poster sessions and roundtables. AiA14 will host over 500 sessions that feature new information, research, and best practices from across the field of aging.

Member Monday: New Member Benefits Coming Your Way!

posted 01.27.2014

The last Monday of every month is “Member Monday” at ASA. Every Member Monday we post about what ASA Members have been up to, information about member benefits, and other useful tidbits just for you! Have an update or announcement you’d like to see featured? Email us or leave a comment below!