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.
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Last winter in Ann Arbor, Michigan, nearly 200 leaders, planners, real estate developers, public health officials and aging services providers explored the challenges presented by an aging populace and the compelling reasons to engage in age-friendly community planning and development at a conference offered as part of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The network is a collaboration between AARP and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Falls are the number one cause of injury and injury-related deaths among older adults. Fall-related injuries can impair mobility, reduce independence and participation in daily activities and result in social isolation. Also, falls often lead to an increased fear of falling, decreased physical activity, deconditioning, decreased muscle strength, balance and agility—all of which further increase the risk of falls.
By John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging
Those of us who care personally and professionally about aging recognize the saying, attributed to screen legend Bette Davis, that “old age is no place for sissies.” While I could say a lot about this, I would suggest that the essential word here is “place.”
CAG2013: Aging...from Cells to Society
The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2013: Aging...from Cells to Society, October 17-19, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, our 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.
Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging. This year's conference theme underlines the importance of multi- and interdiscplinary perspectives on aging as we explore the impacts and changes of aging, from our bodies to our society.
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. Abstracts are due by April 15, 2013.
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.
CAG2013 is hosted by the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University.
The Spring 2013 issue of ASA’s quarterly journal Generations is set to hit member mailboxes or can be purchased from our website this week.
Guest edited by Frank Whittington and Suzanne Kunkel, and called “Our World Growing Older: A Look at Global Aging,” it answers the question: Why should we care about aging elsewhere in the world?
The World Economic Forum (WEF), founded in 1971 by German economist Klaus Schwab, was built on the idea that economic progress without social development is not sustainable. In January 2013, the WEF, a global partnership of business, political and intellectual leaders, met in Switzerland to explore global challenges and propose solutions for improving the state of the world.
Early each morning, thousands of children walk barefoot for as many as two hours along Ugandan roadways on their way to school. The same long trek is made home at day’s end, often in darkness. The children are tiny by U.S. standards, from malnutrition. And all too often they are orphans, cared for by grandparents whose children died from HIV/AIDS.
NOMA Co-Chairs Denise Stewart and Gene Varela look forward to seeing you at the 2013 Aging in America Conference, where the first ASA Diversity Summit will take place on Saturday, March 16. Leading up to the Summit, the week is filled with topics around diversity and inclusion. Our thanks to both the LAIN and NEST constituent groups for creating two terrific programs.