Housing, Accessibility and Technology
ASA’s professional education and training services and programs use 10 main topics to structure our knowledge offerings; these ten topics form the basis for the subject-matter organization of our annual conference and webinars, and of our web site. You can most quickly locate articles and other resources relating to these specific topics by selecting one from the main Education or side navigation menus.
This is the starting page for topics related to Housing, Accessibility and Technology which covers such areas as Aging in Place; Assisted Living; Disabilities/Accessibility; Functional Ability and Rehabilitation Housing; Livable Communities; Shared Residential Settings; Technology: Environmental and Health; and Transportation.
Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars.
Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence: The Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (NEST) brings together professionals working with older adults who have lifelong and late-life physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities and whose ability to function independently is threatened or compromised.
Deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2012 Aging in America Conference
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit before 6pm PDT on July 5
If you have a best-practice program, area of expertise, research or innovation you wish to share with more than 3000 professionals in the field of aging, the Aging in America conference, scheduled for March 28-April 1, 2012 in Washington, DC, is the place to do it.
The Affordable Care Act and LGBT Older Adults Webinar
Thursday, June 6, 2013, 2:30pm-4:30pm Eastern
About the webinar:
SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and Enterprise present a discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) affordable senior housing opportunities and challenges. LGBT affordable senior housing providers from across the country will address issues such as the housing plus service models that they have developed; how they sustain services in these models; and how others can replicate or build on the lessons they have learned.
National Landscape Panelists
Michael Adams, Executive Director, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
Cheryl Gladstone, Senior Housing Project Director, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Serena Worthington, Director of Community Advocacy and Capacity Building, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
To Be Determined, Housing and Urban Development
Housing and Services Panelists
Chris Bartlett, Executive Director, William Way LGBT Center
John C. Anderson LGBT Senior Housing, Philadelphia, PA
Eric Harrison, Executive Director, Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH)
Triangle Square and the Argyle, Hollywood, CA
Britta Larson, Senior Services Director, Center on Halsted
Town Hall on Halsted, Chicago, IL
Seth Kilbourn, Executive Director, Openhouse
55 Laguna, San Francisco, CA
Barbara Satin, Founder GLBT Generations; Vice-chair, Training to Serve; IWR and Faith Works Associate, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Spirit on Lake, Twin Cities, MN
Dr. Imani Woody, President and CEO
Mary’s House for Older Adults, Washington, D.C.
Here is a link to the webinar to share with your networks.
LGBT Inclusive Older Adult Housing with Services
There has been a concentrated focus on care transitions in recent years: now there are many models for ameliorating faulty transitions, but these models are not coordinated, nor do they adequately measure outcomes. The consensus at the March 16 National Forum on Care Transitions was that we are in a creative time of many solutions—bright news that portends better care for frail and vulnerable elders.
The results of a recent study conducted for Kaiser Permanente analyzed physicians’, health reporters’ and Congress members’ social media discussion of certain prevalent diseases. Of the diseases identified in 2.3 million tweets over a three-year period, diabetes and cancer topped the list for physicians; HIV/AIDS was first for those in Congress.
Workshops generally include formal presentations (such as lectures with slides) and interactive activities, as well as time for questions and answers. These sessions are either 60 or 90 minutes in length.
Contribute your expertise by submitting a proposal to present at Aging in America!
Deadline for submitting abstracts for Canadian Association on Gerontology
Call for Abstracts: Aging…from Cells to Society
Extended Deadline: April 30, 2013!
42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology
October 17–19, 2013, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The deadline to submit abstracts for CAG2013 has been extended to April 30, 2013!
We know that busy workloads prevent many us from working on our submissions until the deadline looms. We understand, and so we have extended the deadline for submission of abstracts for oral, poster, symposium and workshop presentations to April 30, 2013.
Don't delay—submit your abstract before the FINAL deadline of April 30, 2013 (really, there won't be another extension!). You don't want to miss being a part of CAG2013!
Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work. International submissions are encouraged. We are also pleased to offer a Student Poster Competition and travel assistance grants. CAG2013 features exciting and stimulating keynote speakers; oral, paper, poster and symposium sessions; and interactive pre-conference and conference workshops. There is also an exhibit hall and numerous networking opportunities. All of this is set against the beautiful backdrop of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with the charm and hospitality of Canada’s East Coast.
For more information on CAG2013 and to view programs and presentations from our previous meetings, please visit http://www.cagacg.ca/CAG2013. CAG2013 is hosted by the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University.
Many of ASA’s over 5,000 members are working to end health disparities every day as they work with underserved elder populations around the country. April is National Minority Health Month and this provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate their work and dedication as well as to bring greater attention to the challenges we face as we work toward health equity. Click here for more information about National Minority Health Month from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.
Reducing multiple chronic conditions, preventing avoidable re-hospitalizations and creating access to quality preventive care services in underserved communities of color—these topics constitute but a small list of daily priorities for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Minority Health and its sister HHS agencies. However, there is one healthcare topic that transcends all in terms of potential—the application of health information technology (health IT).