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Study after study has demonstrated that lifelong learning is highly instrumental in staving off dementia and cognitive decline. Picking up a brand-new, creative skill, like making music, is one of the more enjoyable approaches to lifelong learning. But can encouraging elders to join a community choir save money on healthcare? Does brain plasticity mean we can rebuild brains damaged by poor lifestyle choices? What about recreation in the form of intense physical exercise—how important is physicality to healthy aging? Land here for the latest research and answers you’ll need to help your clients enrich their Third Age.

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

Lifetime Education and Renewal Network: Members of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) are involved in all aspects of education for older adults. They represent the growing variety of settings and programs offering opportunities for lifetime learners

 

 

Planners: Here's the Secret to Finding and Supporting Allies for Livable Communities

posted 03.05.2018

By Erin McAuliff

As planners and livable community advocates, we can always use help drumming up support for an important project or messaging proposed policies. While we know that engaging allies to assist can go a long way towards advancing these goals, more often than not we struggle to find these allusive supporters so ready to get involved and make a difference.

Falling Isn’t A Normal Part Of Aging

posted 03.05.2018

By Katharine Forth

What’s wrong with current balance testing and our understanding of balance?

Have you ever had a balance test? Do you know anyone who has?

I’ll predict that if you can answer yes, the person in question had a fall before they had the test. Isn’t that a bit like checking someone’s blood pressure only after they’ve had a heart attack?

That, in a nutshell is the problem. Balance testing can be analogous to blood pressure testing in many ways.

5 Signs a Daughter in the Workplace Needs Caregiver Support

posted 03.01.2018

By Lakelyn Hogan

Over the past few decades, we’ve seen increased dialogue and support for women who are navigating their careers as they raise young children. But much less attention and discussion have focused on the unique challenges that come with navigating a career when caring for aging parents. Two-thirds of all caregivers are female, and many feel that they sometimes have to choose between being a good employee and being a good daughter.


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Winter 2018 Generations: Gender and Age: A Focus on Women

posted 02.22.2018

The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society.


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Learning From the World to Build Age-Friendly, Inclusive U.S. Communities

posted 02.13.2018

By Susan Mende

America is aging--with a rising number of people over 65. It’s a trend that is growing--by 2060, the number of older Americans is expected to more than double, rising from 14.5 percent of the population to nearly 24 percent.

Are You Ready for Solo Agers and Elder Orphans?

posted 12.27.2017

By Sara Zeff Geber

What will be different about the baby boom generation when they start to need aid and assistance in their daily activities? On the surface…not much. They are living longer and healthier, but will eventually encounter many of the same challenges previous generations have experienced: cancer, heart problems, falls, diabetes, etc. Many of these conditions can be treated at home or in a residential facility, with supplemental aid provided by a family member. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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

Presented by Parkinson’s Foundation as part of their Expert Briefings series.

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

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