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The consumer marketplace for aging is a booming one, what with the baby boomer cohort turning age 65 at a rapid clip. But Business & Aging at ASA means something more: We analyze and advise on retirement trends, ageism in marketing and workforce issues. How long should we work and will there be enough of a caregiving workforce to take care of us as we age? You’ll find thoughts on these questions, as well as perspectives on smart retirement planning, the complexities of long-term-care insurance  and recareering and many other such transitions in later life. The business of aging is our business, so check in here for the latest information and news. 

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Business Forum on Aging: The Business Forum on Aging (BFA) is dedicated to hosting dialogues, web seminars and programs focused on business and the broader aging landscape.

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Transforming Retirement: Timing, Roles, Funding, Challenges, Opportunities and a New Purpose

Featuring: Ken Dychtwald, Phd, President and CEO Age Wave
Introductions by Msgr. Charles J. Fahey, MSW, Marie Ward Doty Professor of Aging Studies, Emeritus, Fordham University and Program Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund; and Louis Colbert, MSW, Chair, American Society on Aging

 

"America’s Eldercare Workforce: Who Will Be There to Care?" A Special Event on July 12 in Washington DC

Event Date: 
07.12.2016 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates, Community Room
Address 2: 
2801 14th Street, NW
City: 
Washington D.C.
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Short Description: 

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding the eldercare workforce, as covered in the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal.

Full Description: 

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding the eldercare workforce, as covered in the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal.

Much of the cost of healthcare and long-term care in the United States is concentrated in a relatively small share of the population: many of those who cost the most to Medicare and Medicaid are older adults. Most of these “high-cost” older adults are living with multiple chronic conditions, and will require a workforce with specific skills and knowledge—of geriatric syndromes, family caregiving, supportive services, multiple conditions, dementing illnesses, and prognosis at the end of life.

The demand for eldercare services continues to increase dramatically, but the rate of eldercare workforce reform is failing to keep pace. New financial incentives are being tested and new service delivery models piloted, yet the way we recruit, train, and support those expected to bear the weight of these new systems has changed very little. A robust, competent eldercare workforce is not being forged; it is simply being presumed.

The arc of investment in the eldercare workforce is rising far too slowly compared to the arc of expectations for our nation’s eldercare workers. Conferences are held, research papers written, commissions empaneled and “innovation” grants fielded, but it is mostly apparent that in each of these, the workforce is at best considered an afterthought. Why is there so little sense of urgency?

To explore this question, ASA published the Spring 2016 issue of Generations on “America’s Eldercare Workforce: Who Will Be There to Care?” We invite you to join us at a special briefing event to hear from ASA Board Chair Robert Blancato, Generations Editorial Advisory Board Chair Susan Reinhard, and our Guest Editors for the Spring 2016 issue Steven L. Dawson, consultant and founding president of PHI in the South Bronx, New York City, and Christopher A. Langston, former program director of The John A. Hartford Foundation. Dawson and Langston will moderate a panel discussion, featuring the following six experts who contributed to Spring 2016 Generations:

Amy York, Executive Director, Eldercare Workforce Alliance; Daniel Wilson, PHI Director of Federal Affairs; Manmeet Kaur, Executive Director and Founder, City Health Works; Terry Fulmer, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation; Robyn Stone, Executive Director, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research; and Nancy Lundebjerg, CEO, The American Geriatrics Society.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Business Forum on Aging (BFA) 

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There's Still Time! Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2017 Aging in America Conference (AIA17)

posted 07.07.2016

We are still accepting proposals to present at the 2017 ASA Aging in America Conference (AiA17!) happening in Chicago, March 20-24, 2017!

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted through July 15, 2016.

You can submit your presentation proposal here (you'll need to log in with your asaging.org account, or create one—it's totally free!)

A Matter of Mindset: CBOs Must Master “Outside-In” Thinking to Partner Up and Deliver Quality, Cost-Efficient Care

posted 07.06.2016

By Victor Tabbush

Recent healthcare policy and payment reforms, such as Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and the Value-Based Purchasing Program, among others, share a common feature: each reform incentivizes financial and performance accountability on the part of medical providers.


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a collaboration of n4a and ASA.

"America’s Eldercare Workforce: Who Will Be There to Care?" A Special Event on July 12 in Washington DC

posted 06.14.2016

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding the eldercare workforce, as covered in the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a collaboration of n4a and ASA.

USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse

Event Date: 
09.15.2016 08:00 AM - 09.16.2016 03:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
The Concourse Hotel, A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel
Address 2: 
6225 West Century Boulevard
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
90045
Short Description: 

Our mission is to create safe and healthy environments for all elders, here and across the world, by bringing thought leaders, activists, caregivers, researchers, lawmakers, and other stakeholders together to share findings and strategize solutions.

Full Description: 

Join us for the inaugural USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse, taking place September 15 - 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. This upcoming symposium will be the first part of an exciting endeavor that involves the planning of five biennial symposia on elder abuse over ten years. The mission of the USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium is to create safe and healthy environments for all elders, here and across the world, by bringing thought leaders, activists, caregivers, researchers, lawmakers, and other stakeholders together to share findings, strategize solutions, and help shape and propel the field of elder abuse. This inaugural symposium entitled “Closing the Gaps in Elder Abuse Research” will focus on academic issues such as definitions, research strategies, functional neuroimaging, and novel collaborations. Our goal is to find solutions to some of the challenges that have plagued this area of research for at least 20 years.

Age-Friendly Banking

posted 05.31.2016

By Karen Kali

This May we are honoring Older Americans as part of the Administration on Community Living’s annual Older Americans Month celebration. In the spirit of sharing our initiatives and ideas that are positively affecting older adults, I’m excited to focus on a special initiative of NCRC’s National Neighbors Silver, which focuses efforts on working with banks and financial institutions to implement Age-Friendly Banking.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the National Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a collaboration of n4a and ASA.

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