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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

 

 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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

Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) 

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Thursday, September 3, 2015

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

Presented by ASA’s Network on Environments, Services, and Technologies (NEST) 

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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

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

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Not a Member? Join ASA or Register for this event for $99

Thursday, August 6, 2015

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

 

Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Get Into the Act: Submit a Story or Picture for Older Americans Month

posted 04.29.2015

Every May we celebrate Older Americans Month in order to acknowledge and recognize the contributions older Americans make to the nation. This year, the Administration for Community Living has chosen the theme Get into the Act to spotlight the ways in which older adults are taking charge of their health, remaining engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others.

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable: Guiding Older Adults and People with Disabilities Back to the Community

Event Date: 
04.24.2015 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
Rush University Medical Center,
Address 2: 
1725 W Harrison St.
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Short Description: 

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

Full Description: 

Please note new location:

Rush University Medical Center
Searle Conference Center 5th floor
Main Lounge
Elevator II – Professional Building
1725 W Harrison St.
Chicago, IL

Cook County is fully engaged in a Court supervised effort to move 1,100 people from institutional settings to community living.  This effort may provide a preview of how service coordination will work in the future. Part of the federal Money Follows the Person, “Pathways to Community Living” in Chicago and suburban Cook County, it is an orchestrated effort to educate, encourage, and support people who would otherwise not be able to change their setting.  The Program reaches out and approaches every hurdle by pulling together the assistance of a variety of community based organizations and State Departments. 

Learn about the Colbert Decree as administered by the Illinois Department on Aging, Transition Engagement Specialists, Peer Educators,  Managed Care Organization health and long term services and supports, Housing Assistance and Community Mental Health relocation services in a program that reflects all the actors now involved in making independent living a reality.

Register Now

Facilitated by:

Jon Lavin
President, AgeOptions
Chicago, IL

Featuring:

Jamie Ewing
Illinois Department on Aging
Office of Transitions and Community Relations
Chicago, IL

Tramaine Martin-Chew
Transition Engagement Specialist
AgeOptions
Chicago, IL

Rasheedah Nuriddeen
Peer Counselor
AgeOptions
Chicago, IL

Lynn Stoiber
Lead of the Colbert Team
Illlinicare Health Plan
Chicago, IL

Elisabeth Robledo, LCSW, LPHA
Director of Williams and Colbert Implementation
Trilogy, Inc
Chicago, IL

Katie Durrah
Colbert Transition Team
Heartland Human Care Services
Chicago, IL

 

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.
REGISTER TODAY! Registration is free, but is required to attend. Please register by clicking here.

AiA15 Day Three

posted 03.26.2015

 

At the halfway point of the AiA15, no one is showing any signs of slowing down. Wednesday morning’s general session started with a moving tribute to the men and women who served and worked through World War II, with special guests that included Elinor Otto who, at 95, was an original "Rosie the Riveter" and only retired this year from her job at a Boeing plant. Elinor was joined by three Tuskegee Airmen. 

LEARN Network News

posted 03.19.2015

by Sandra von Doetinchem

It is my greatest pleasure to contribute to the American Society on Aging as the chair of the Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN) Council since nearly two years. I would like to thank the whole council for their amazing work, their enthusiasm and passion in the field of lifelong learning, as well as for the time they have devoted to LEARN. I would also like to thank these members who will complete their terms of service at the 2015 Aging in America Conference: Leah Ferster and Hope Levy.

The JCCSF’s Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair

Event Date: 
04.30.2015 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California St
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
94118
Short Description: 

Make it a day of discovery.

Full Description: 

Engage with local businesses and organizations and enjoy valuable resources to help you stay healthy and energized, including:

• Presentations from UCSF Medical Center professionals on healthy living.
• Insights, opportunities and challenges to support active, creative aging.
• Classes, health screenings, and much more.

Stay for the day or attend select sessions! Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, call 415.292.1200. Visit jccsf.org/aginggracefully for more details.

 

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