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With America’s ever-increasing population of older adults comes an ever-expanding cadre of individuals taking advantage of them. Financial, physical, emotional and sexual elder abuse is unfortunately still with us, but ASA’s membership community has the advocates and policymakers to inform us as to how we might fight—and prevent—these abuses. And then there’s the pervasive issue of ageism and employment in America: Many companies and businesses feel no compunction about firing or laying off older workers. Why can’t companies see that their older employees are a bonus not a burden? Also lurking in the health delivery system are unscrupulous scammers who are defrauding Medicare. ASA has the latest information on scams that are popping up, and news on how to address and prevent fraud and abuse. This page also offers stories on the latest hot-button legal issues, from assisted suicide rulings to residents’ rights in long-term care. 

 

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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.

Legal Skills: Legal Issue Spotting, Referrals & Intake

Event Date: 
06.19.2018 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Short Description: 

Legal Skills: Legal Issue Spotting, Referrals & Intake

Full Description: 

The first Legal Skills webcast covers legal issue spotting, intake, and referrals. Advocates who employ legal issue spotting skills are able to provide more holistic services to their clients, by recognizing the underlying causes of larger problems, and identifying systemic issues. By identifying hidden legal issues, attorneys and non-attorney advocates can better connect older adults with the legal services needed to improve health, economic security, and well-being.

This session will offer guidance and practice tips for recognizing and classifying legal issues faced by older adults, with a focus on spotting elder abuse, income issues, and health care issues. The presenters will also share best practices for intake systems and discuss developing an effective referral network.  

Webcast participants will also receive practice tips and screening guides. The materials will be available at ncler.acl.gov.

Closed captioning will be available on this webcast. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

Presenters:

  • Sarah Galvan, Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
  • David Godfrey, Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law and Aging

Monday, July 9, 2018

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

Sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Thursday, June 28, 2018

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

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

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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

Presented in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

Blancato Testifies on Capitol Hill on Behalf of Elder Justice Funding

posted 04.26.2018

ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs. The transcript from his testimony is below, and you can also watch the hearing in the video below. Bob's testimony begins approximately 18 minutes into the video.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

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