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Proactive Planning to “Age in Place”

posted 04.24.2014

By Sheena Jaffer, CASP, CAPS

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.

Leader Profile: Kamela Easlic

posted 04.24.2014

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:

10 Innovations that Could Change the Way We Age

posted 04.23.2014

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:


The Intersection of Aging and the Environment

posted 04.22.2014

By Kathy Sykes and Karl Pillemer

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.

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What Does Earth Day Have to do with Aging?

posted 04.22.2014

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.



The Intersection of Aging and the Environment
By Kathy Sykes and Karl Pillemer


Leader Profile: Eboni Green, PhD, RN

posted 04.21.2014

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:

2012 MindAlert Award Winner Busy Replicating Program

posted 04.07.2014

By Karen Peterson

Move With Balance, which won the ASA 2012 MindAlert Award, has several exciting developments to share. Receiving the award gave us a hefty push to write a book, Move With Balance®: Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body, and create 60 online videos so others could easily replicate our program. And we published an evidence-based study in the November 2013 issue of Hawai’i Journal of Medicine & Public Health.  

Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

posted 04.07.2014

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Approximately one million Americans live with Parkinson’s Disease, with about 60,000 new diagnoses each year. As our society continues to age, the number of people with Parkinson's Disease is expected to grow exponentially. Raising awareness about Parkinson's Disease takes on new importance when we take into account the numbers of aging Baby Boomers and others who will potentially face Parkinson's Disease.

Member Monday: What are you up to?

posted 03.31.2014

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!