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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. 

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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.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a collaboration of n4a and ASA

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Includes complimentary CEUs

Thursday, October 5, 2017

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

Presented by ASA’s Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FORSA)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Love, in Retrospect

posted 08.07.2017

By Amanda Smith Barusch

I was 12 years old during the Summer of Love, with a pixie haircut, a best friend, and a horse that I rode in the hills. My parents, my brother, and I watched the 6 p.m. news on television. Flower children kissed and danced in the streets of San Francisco, while Walter Cronkite’s deep voice explained what it all meant. Five decades later, we still wonder what it all meant—and whether the Summer of Love changed anything. (Author’s personal reflections)


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

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

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN)

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Nutrition for Healthy Aging: Policy and Practice at IAGG

posted 07.06.2017

ASA’s board chair Bob Blancato will present a symposium at the upcoming International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) 21st World Congress, which takes place July 23-27 in San Francisco. The American Society on Aging is a co-host for this event.

15th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

Event Date: 
08.28.2017 07:50 AM - 08.29.2017 03:55 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Address 2: 
9500 E Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Hwy 210
City: 
Snowbird
State: 
UTAH
Zip: 
94092
Short Description: 

Getting to the Heart of Aging: An Interprofessional Approach to Cardiovascular Health

Full Description: 

Program Overview:

This conference presents comprehensive overviews of developments in providing healthcare for older populations. Each year a different geriatric topic is explored in depth.

Conference Focus:

The focus of the conference this year is to learn about the practical management and coordination of treatment and services for older patients along a continuum of care. Models of care that incorporate age-related changes in the cardiovascular system will be presented. The conference will also present the epidemiology of cardiovascular disorders including heart failure (HF) in older adults and will summarize data on the pathophysiology of the aging heart.  The clinical characteristics, treatment patterns, pharmaco therapy, prevention strategies, and outcomes of older adult patients will be explored. An overarching conference theme will be the importance of interprofessional teamwork in promoting quality of life and prevention to older adults at risk for, and with, heart problems.

33rd Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity 2017

Event Date: 
10.09.2017 07:00 AM - 10.11.2017 08:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
2005 Kalia Rd
City: 
Honolulu
State: 
HAWAII
Zip: 
96815
Short Description: 

33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. October 9-11, 2017 Honolulu, HI

Full Description: 

The 33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please visit us at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, or feel free to e-mail prinfo@hawaii.edu, or call 1-808-956-7539.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 Noon (Pacific)

Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics

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Includes complimentary CEUs

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