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The aging services industry needs good leaders in order to keep pace with America’s shifting demographics. ASA’s key goal is to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of people who work to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families, and we fulfill this goal by developing and mentoring members’ leadership skills and growth. Our fast-track Leadership Academy supports those already in a rewarding career, but who are seeking leadership positions. And the two-decades old New Ventures in Leadership program supports leaders of color. The leadership landing page is an especially useful resource that gives information about those dynamic programs, while featuring stories and webinar content on careers in aging, re-careering in other directions, mentoring and its many benefits, staff development, and more.

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A Message to the President on Aging Policy

ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, who is president of Matz, Blancato & Associates in Washington D.C. as well as a current AARP Board member, has an article on The Huffington Post concerning the new issue of ASA’s journal, Generations. The issue covers a comprehensive range of policy matters pertinent to older people as the new administration gets underway.

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable: Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate

Event Date: 
08.11.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison S, Searle Conference Center
Address 2: 
Elevator II, 5th Fl, 542 Brainard
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

Gaining Momentum Toolkit will be described

Full Description: 

Our August 11 Chicago Roundtable program will feature a presentation by Bob Stein, President & CEO of the American Society on Aging. This follows an introduction to the reframing/ageism work Bob presented at our August 2016 Chicago Roundtable program. This two year project working with the Frameworks Institute in Washington, DC, ASA and seven other aging organizations [*] collaborating on this critical work, reaffirmed that as Americans live longer and healthier lives, it's essential that society adjust both its attitude toward aging and its systems that support and shape wellbeing in later life. Understanding this, ASA partnered with seven of its peer organizations, nine forward-thinking funders [**], and the FrameWorks Institute [***] to figure out how to reframe aging.

The findings and recommendations are now available to the field in a new toolkit, Gaining Momentum, and Bob will be sharing the results and how to start working with Gaining Momentum Toolkit, which is available without cost to the field, thanks to the financial support of our nine funders*. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/aging_toolkit

In our youth-obsessed culture, aging is primarily understood as a personal fate to avoid, not a social issue that demands a public response. The Toolkit is designed to help advocates like you work to change the conversation on aging, to trigger public thinking to spark dialogue, to shift perceptions, and to build support for necessary policy changes.

 


Bob Stein, CAE, MBA

President/CEO
American Society on Aging

 

*The American Society on Aging, American Federation for Aging Research, The American Geriatrics Society, AARP, Grantmakers in Aging, The Gerontological Society of America, National Hispanic Council on Aging, and the National Council on Aging. 

**Funders providing generous support for this project include:  

 

 

*** www.frameworksinstitute.org

Registration is free and required, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org.  

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

 Local contact: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs

Of Aha Moments, Unicorns and a Passion for the Work

posted 07.12.2017

Millennials are known for seeking employment where they can “do well while doing good.” Amanda Cavaleri, age 28, founder of Connect The Ages, wants to capitalize on that tendency by encouraging members of her generation to work in the field of aging. “They want to take their passion and talent and have an impact,” she says.


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New Toolkit Can Help Reframe Ageist Messaging

posted 07.10.2017

Editor’s note: ASA President and CEO Bob Stein represents ASA in the Reframing Aging work advanced by the Leaders of Aging Organizations (LAO), also serving as an advisor to the Re­framing Elder Abuse parallel research project conducted by the Administration for Community Living (and begun at the suggestion of then Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee) and completed by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) at the University of Southern California.


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ASA Slams Age-Unfriendly Senate Healthcare Bill

posted 06.23.2017

The American Society on Aging today strongly criticized the just-released Senate health bill to repeal/replace the Affordable Care Act calling it “unfriendly and unfair to all ages.”

ASA encourages members and others who are concerned with the well-being of older people to let their Senators know that this bill should not be passed.

Keeping Up the Fight: A Conversation with Our Bodies, Ourselves Co-Founder Norma Swenson

posted 06.16.2017

By Alison Biggar

Norma Swenson embodies values of the quintessential baby boomer—she’s steeped in activism, especially around women’s rights and equality—but, at age 85, she belongs to the Silent Generation. Her childhood years, set in a time when girls’ education was valued and of superior quality, formed what is a key part of her lifelong message and current belief: that education determines a person’s place in life and, through education, we can help break down walls of inequality.


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Friday, July 7, 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

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

Includes complimentary CEUs

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