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Multicultural Aging

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Multicultural Aging

Will S. 744—also known as the controversial 2013 immigration bill that is now under consideration by Congress—affect the caregiver and clinical workforce that is sorely needed to take care of America’s growing older adult population? Can telemedicine help diabetic elders in rural areas get faster and better care? If Bangladesh can become an Age-Friendly City, what about your city or town? Will the Affordable Care Act have a positive impact on health disparities among lower income elders? Can we teach long-term-care workers to treat all elders with respect, no matter their culture? ASA works hard to foster diversity and cultural competence. This page gathers that information—from LGBTQ legal issues to end-of-life beliefs among American Indians—so you can use it to help build the best programs and models that elevate, celebrate, support and care for multi-cultural populations. 


Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars.

Network on Multicultural AgingThe Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA) is a national community of individuals and organizations who are concerned with diversity and working toward cultural competence on all levels

LGBT Aging Issues Network: The LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services. 


ASA Awards: 2008 Winners

Hall of Fame Award

James J. Callahan, Ph.D.

ASA Award

Mae Carpenter

More Than 40 Years of ASA Awards

Awards History

The ASA Awards have a rich history of honoring pioneers, leaders, emerging stars, and innovative programs in the field of aging.

ASA Awards: 2009 Winners

Hall of Fame Award

Fit-4-Life Wins the 2011 NOMA Award

posted 08.29.2011

Editor’s Note: This article appears in the September/October, 2011, issue of Aging Today, ASA’s bi-monthly newspaper covering issues in research, practice and policy nationwide. ASA members receive Aging Today as a member benefit; non-members may purchase subscriptions at our online store.

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First International Conference on Age-Friendly Cities

Event Date: 
09.28.2011 (All day) - 09.30.2011 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
The Burlington Dublin City Hotel
Dublin, Ireland
Short Description: 

An international conference on creating age-friendly urban environments

Full Description: 

You are invited to join us in Dublin for the first international conference on age-friendly cities.

At the conference:

  • Learn from international thinkers and practitioners who will be addressing key issues in a creative and practical way
  • Visit the age-friendly global “village” and make direct contact with cities presenting on their programmes
  • Develop future working relationships at our specially structured networking sessions
  • Access our specially designed Resource Bank for Age-friendly Cities

The conference programme is built around three main themes: Social and Cultural Connectivity, Built Environment and Building Momentum for the WHO Global Age-friendly Cities initiative. It consists of plenary and concurrent workshop sessions. Each plenary session addresses one of the main themes. Each set of workshops focuses on various aspects of each of the three themes. This is to facilitate delegates who may wish to ‘track’ in a concentrated way one of the main themes of the conference through their participation in the concurrent workshops.

Download the full program here.

ASA Awards: 2010 Winners

Hall of Fame Award

Employment and Earnings among 50+ People of Color

posted 08.16.2011

The Urban Institute released a report recently on the employment picture for older workers from communities of color. According to their news release, the report includes details such as the following:

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: Cultural Competency Training, Website and More

Event Date: 
11.03.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

This web seminar will discuss the new and exciting projects of the AoA-funded National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Full Description: 

Presented by SAGE- Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders

America's LGBT population over the age 65 is estimated to number 1.5 million, and is expected to double by 2030. This web seminar will discuss the new and exciting projects of the AoA-funded National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, including a look at web content and the cultural competency training curricula.

Participants in this web seminar will:

  • Be introduced to the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
  • Learn about new website content that has been added since the initial webinar in October, 2010
  • Preview the training curriculum that will be presented at the March 2012 Aging in America conference 

Registration for Aging in America 2012 Opens

Event Date: 
10.13.2011 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Short Description: 

Registration opens for the 2012 Aging in America Conference to be held in Washington DC

Full Description: 

Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging takes place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States.

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Embracing the Journey: End of Life Resource Fair Event Details