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Aging in Community

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Find ASA members in your area or who share your interest area. Enter a name or click on the magnifying glass to start your search.

Is there a good way for my clients to plan for an event like Super Storm Sandy? What’s the latest smart growth model or in-home technology, and are there samples I could visit near my community? Where’s the closest senior center offering an up-to-date cognitive fitness programs? These subjects all fall under the heading Aging in the Community, and on this site we aim to keep our members up-to-date on the newest models for aging in place, as well as the news and research on home- and community-based programs and other topics related to Aging in Community. Check back regularly for updates. 


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ASA Chicago Roundtable–Growing needs, shrinking resources: An update from the field

Event Date: 
09.23.2011 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
600 S Paulina St Rm 994
Address 2: 
Armour Academic Center, Rush University Medical Ce
Short Description: 

ASA Chicago Roundtable: You're Invited—And Bring a Friend

Full Description: 

Our shifting financial landscape has resulted in changes to resources and programs available to older adults all across our country. Concurrently, the number of those needing help has increased—while for support organizations who meet those needs has declined.

Join us at this interactive session to learn how these changes are impacting our federal, state, and local services for older adults. As a panel, speakers will provide a snapshot of changes in their realm, forecast the coming year, and offer suggestions for working together and weathering difficult times.


Jim Varpness, Regional Administrator, Region 5, Administration on Aging

Michael Gelder, Interim Director, Illinois Department on Aging

Lucia Jones, Executive Director, Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging

All are welcome at this free event, however registration is required.

Save the dates for 2011–2012 Chicagoland Roundtables:

  • Registration for Aging in America 2012 Opens in October!
  • Friday, December 2, 2011—Serving People with Dementia: Tools and Resources to Support You and Your Clients
  • Friday, February 2, 2012—A Discussion on Entitlements

What do Service Providers Expect from Cultural Competency Training?

posted 09.15.2011

Those of us in the advocacy world have lots of ideas about what service providers 'need to know' about cultural competency and 'how' it should be delivered. However, there is little information about what service providers want from CCT (e.g., format, length of time, willingness to pay for training, average time spent per year doing cultural competency training (CCT)).

Factors to consider when investigating elder abuse

posted 09.13.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN) by Holly Lichtman, ACSW, LCSW One of the most challenging issues when investigating elder abuse cases, and supervising other professionals who do so, is determining the elder’s capacity to make decisions. Adult protective service programs establish guidelines for evaluating an elderl...

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An Intergenerational View: Shifting Perceptions of Human Brain Aging Can Bring Generations Together

posted 09.01.2011

By Daniel R. George and Peter J. Whitehouse

Our conventional understanding of Alzheimer’s disease as an “Old Timer’s disease” has too often kept us from seeing brain aging as an intergenerational issue—but the landscape of perception is changing.

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ASA Awards: 2006 Winners

Hall of Fame Award

Robert H. Binstock, Ph.D.

ASA Award

Larry J. Polivka, Ph.D.

ASA Awards: 2007 Winners

Hall of Fame Award

Carol Estes

ASA Award

Barbara Kennelly

ASA Awards: 2008 Winners

Hall of Fame Award

James J. Callahan, Ph.D.

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Mae Carpenter

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