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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.

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.

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.

Labor Market Discrimination: A Bleak Outlook for Older Women

posted 06.14.2017

By Teresa Ghilarducci and Kyle Moore

Older women face worse age discrimination than men in the labor market. Call it intersectionality (the intersection of age and sex discrimination) or call it more of the same—whatever the name, the reality is that older women get paid less for their experience and education than men, and older women have a more difficult time finding work if they are unemployed.


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Where Do Older Adults Fit in the Evolution of Civil Rights in America?

posted 06.14.2017

By E. Percil Stanford and Edgar E. Rivas

To comprehend the status of older women, minorities and LGBTQ people in the United States, it is essential to understand the evolution of civil rights in this country. It began with indigenous people, and in 1776, the injection of slavery foreshadowed a new ethos. The Naturalization Act of 1790 stipulated that only ”free white persons” could become citizens. The Civil War triggered the abolition of slavery and the genesis of civil rights.


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Abuse of Transgender Elders

posted 06.05.2017

By Loree Cook-Daniels

Thanks to the Archstone Foundation’s 1997 groundbreaking conference, “Understanding and Combating Elder Abuse in Minority Communities,” followed in 1999 by Toshio Tatara’s book, Understanding Elder Abuse in Minority Populations, elder abuse professionals began to understand that elder abuse has a cultural context.

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