Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington
Last week, we asked you which ASA member benefit has helped you the most this year in your work with older people. The results leave little room for doubt that our webinars are top of the list: 48 percent of respondents chose this member benefit. If you haven't yet taken advantage of one of our many webinars, we invite you to do so soon! Here’s what one member had to say: “The free webinars have been so helpful in working with my aging clients. The subjects and presentations have all been so informative.”
We hope you feel that way about way about your membership in the American Society on Aging and you will be excited to help us recruit new members. Now through May 31 we would like to encourage you refer a new member to join ASA, and by doing so you can be entered to win some terrific prizes! Each time you recruit a new member you will be entered to win one of the following prizes, so the more members you recruit, the greater your chances are of winning.
Every year ASA recognizes a number of individuals and organizations for their contributions to ASA, to the field of aging, and to older adults. We are proud to announce the 2013 ASA Award recipients, who will be recognized during the Aging in America Conference in Chicago, March 12-16.
Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D.
Hall of Fame Award
Harry R. Moody, PhD, Director of Academic Affairs, AARP
Professor and Director
University of Hawaii Center on Aging
What drew you to the field of aging or gerontology?
I was working in a chronic care hospital. While I did observe examples of good care, what I also observed often broke my heart. The insensitivities to those who are older and vulnerable that I saw lead me to this desire to improve care to older marginalized populations
A long-time benefit of ASA membership has been the connection to others across the country who share a passion and interest in aging issues. For over fifty years, ASA members have learned from each other’s diverse experiences and expertise, growing as a community of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life of older adults. And so we are excited to offer a new avenue for members to share their experiences, successes, and lessons learned: on ASA’s popular AgeBlog.
Practitioners and researchers in the field of aging have long relied on Generations to provide them with in-depth research, practical applications, and valuable insight into the lives of older adults and those who work with them.