ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

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Creativity and Lifelong Learning

Membership Directory

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.

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.


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



Networking and Special Events

Inspiration doesn't just happen in breakout sessions; there are many exciting opportunities at AiA16 to connect with nearly 3,000 peers and thought leaders who, like you, are dedicated to working to improve the quality of life for older adults.

We have lots of fun opportunities planned for you to  mix, mingle, and meet with acclaimed speakers and passionate attendees. And, trust us, you won't want to miss this year's final night reception!

Join us for any or all of the following events:

Leadership Institute on Creativity and Aging in a New World

Thursday, March 14 | 1:00-4:00 pm

Presented by The National Center for Creative Aging and The MetLife Foundation

The Rosalynn Carter Institute Caregiving Book Series: Research, Policy and Practice

Thursday, March 14 | 1:00–4:00 pm

Presented by Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

No fee or pre-registration.
Seating is available to first 100 attendees.

Web Seminars

Online Education on Aging Issues at Your Fingertips

ASA Members enjoy free access to all of our web seminars and, thanks to generous funding and support from our sponsors, we are able to offer many web seminars at no charge to non-members as well! ASA Member-only webinars are indicated with the  icon. Other sponsored webinars and webinar series have their own icons.

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With a major commitment to diversity and inclusion, ASA’s members represent the diverse array of professionals in the field of aging working along the continuum of care and service and who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual well-being of older adults.

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Jolt, Stories of Trauma and Transformation Event Details
ASA Washington, DC Roundtable - Ending Ageism & Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate Event Details
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