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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

 

 

Providing Specifically Designed Services for LGBT Elders & Traditional Services Welcoming to All

posted 10.31.2017

By Kathy Greenlee

One of the highlights of my seven years of service as U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging was the op­portunity to travel just about everywhere in the United States, and to visit wonder­ful programs for older adults.


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Join Leaders at the 2018 ASA Leadership Institute

posted 10.24.2017

ASA’s commitment to culturally aware, diverse leadership programming has spanned decades. In 2014, ASA launched the Leadership Institute and more than 200 bold new leaders have graduated from the program.

Elder Advocates Take Aggressive, Proactive Stance Against Malnutrition

posted 10.13.2017
Nearly one in two older Americans is at risk for malnutrition, at an estimated cost of $51.3 billion annually to treat diseases related to the condition. Elder advocates have taken an aggressive stance on eradicating this public health threat. 
 

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Senior Planet Takes Tech Education to the Stratosphere

posted 09.28.2017
The winner of the 2017 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Educa­tion is Thomas Kamber, executive director of New York-based Older Adults Technology Ser­vices (OATS), for OATS’ Senior Planet training program. The award is given to an individual or organization that demonstrates continued training and education excellence in the field of aging, makes significant, long-term contributions to the field and creates visibility for exemplary training and education. 
 

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Aging & Healthcare in Rural America: Overlooked Needs, Quiet Strength

posted 09.28.2017

By Cindy Padilla 

Rural America defies easy definition. It is large and diverse, geographically, ethnically and culturally. In 2010, rural America was home to approximately 20 percent of the U.S. popu­lation, yet about 95 percent of U.S territory is still officially designated as rural. Rural America is generally poorer than its urban neighbors, plays an important role in national issues like agriculture and energy, is frequently ignored politically and is aging—even more quickly than the rest of the country.


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Reframing Aging: Gaining Momentum

Reframing Aging: Gaining Momentum

Spotting Malnutrition Among Seniors

posted 09.14.2017

By Debra BenAvram

What does malnutrition look like? It might be very different than you think. In fact, all too frequently, it looks a lot like my dad.

Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community

posted 09.13.2017

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is projected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050.


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