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Should we recommend clients do crossword puzzles or walk briskly for 3 miles when trying to preserve brain health? What about falls—what are hospitals doing to prevent falls in the hospital or upon a patient’s return? Do nutrition supplements actually work? And why do most physicians shy away from addressing sexual issues with patients? Do insurance company wellness programs reward or punish employees? Stories about elder health and wellness appear often in the mainstream media, but this content doesn’t always offer in-depth and constructive information about how to forge strategies, solutions and models that would best serve older adults. When you browse the stories on AgeBlog, you’ll find a wealth of ideas and—best yet—people to connect up with who can discuss their first-hand experience in this topic area. 


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

Healthcare and Aging NetworkThe Healthcare and Aging (HAN) is a professional community of individuals and organizations working to promote innovative, high-quality approaches to meeting the healthcare needs of older adults. The network facilitates information exchange and collaboration among policymakers, researchers and service providers.


Quick Question: Does your "retirement plan" include a career transition, a return to education, or volunteer commitments?

posted 07.29.2013

Last week we asked if your "retirement plan" includes a career transition, a return to education, or volunteer commitments. Over 80% of those who responded said yes! Here are a few of the comments we received:

Member Monday

posted 07.29.2013

We are declaring the last Monday of every month “Member Monday!” On Member Monday, we’ll post updates on what ASA Members have been up to, information about member benefits, and other useful information just for you! Have an update or announcement you’d like to see featured? Email us or leave a comment below!


Literature Review: ACA Implementation and Its Impact on LGBT Americans

posted 07.24.2013

More Articles in This Series

This series of blog posts from ASA's LGBT Aging Issues Network explores the impact of the Affordable Care Act on LGBT Elders.

Warning from the FDA: Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, illegally sold products promising to prevent, treat, and even cure diabetes are flooding the marketplace.

Quick Question: Do you know of an individual or program whose work in the field of aging deserves special recognition?

posted 07.23.2013

Last week we asked if you know of an individual or program whose work in the field of aging deserves special recognition. Every year ASA seeks to identify the most innovative programs, dynamic leaders, and promising practices and celebrate commitment and contributions to the field of aging, to the quality of life of older adults, and to ASA with an ASA Leadership Award. We are currently accepting nominations for the following awards:

Answering Life’s Biggest Questions in the Third Age

posted 07.23.2013

By Arthur S. Berger

I am 92. As I write this essay, I am trying to learn to how to live and deal with my physical and mental decline, to understand that my life is no longer blossoming, but is closing. I need to change priorities; my goals are no longer as they were—achieving money, possessions, recognition, success.

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) Annual Conference

Event Date: 
09.17.2014 (All day) - 09.20.2014 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Buena Vista Palace
Address 2: 
1900 E Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista
Short Description: 

Annual conference dedicated to enhancing access, promoting quality care, and improving outcomes for older adults.

Full Description: 

The GAPNA Conference provides a format for learning and networking that assists gerontology advanced practice nurses to enhance their knowledge and practice.

2014 meeting information will be updated soon. Visit for more information.

Quick Question: How do you ensure that your older clients and loved ones stay cool in the summer?

posted 07.11.2013

Older adults often struggle when outdoor temperatures rise to dangerous levels, and with many regions recently experiencing record heat levels we wondered how you keep your clients and loved ones cool in summer. Here are some the tips we received:


Post-Acute & Chronic Care Management for a New Age

Event Date: 
09.26.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by the Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA)

Full Description: 

This webinar will explain the evolutionary development of combining institutional and in-home community based programs to create new models of care. It will demonstrate how one entity over time positioned   itself to be an integrated senior service organization   for the full continuum of senior life. The final result matches the expansion of the Los Angeles Jewish Home to the "triple aim" of the Affordable Care Act

Webinar- Making Brain Health Real: The Implementation and Efficacy of the Brain Health Fair Model

Event Date: 
09.12.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by MindAlert

Full Description: 

As the science of brain health becomes more complex and the demand for evidence-based programming in brain fitness education grows, providers are increasingly pressed to deliver education and training that addresses brain fitness that meet the needs of their population. Brain health fairs offer a high-touch, experiential opportunity in brain wellness education for a large audience. This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of the current science of brain health and the methodology behind the brain health fair concept. Modalities for delivery and efficacy of the program will be discussed.

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Embracing the Journey: End of Life Resource Fair Event Details