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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. 


Caregiver Café

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network of Multicultural Aging (NOMA) By Bobbee Zeno On Saturday, February 26 the third Caregiver Café since its inception in 2009 was produced. In previous years, it was produced at the Inglewood Senior Center, a very large, beautiful, historical venue, and 160 and 260 Caregivers, respectively, participated. The Caregi...

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The NVL Experience

The 2013 NVL class will be a focused three-month leadership and community development experience beginning in late February and continuing into May. It is anchored by the ASA Aging in America conference in Chicago, IL from March 12-16, 2013. 

In addition to conference activities, NVL Partners explore and expand leadership skills and knowledge through interactive webinars and online dialogues with nationally and internationally known experts and leaders from a variety of fields.

NVL Partners will:

New Ventures in Leadership

Empowering Leaders of Color to Make a Difference in the Lives of Older Adults in a Changing World

Building Community.
Making Connections.
Sustaining Commitment.

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With a major commitment to diversity and inclusion, ASA’s members represent the diverse array of professionals in the field of aging working along the continuum of care and service and who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual well-being of older adults.


Aging populations are becoming more diverse in terms of color, culture, identity, disability, and socio-economic standing. As a result, the need for culturally competent professionals and businesses that serve and provide products for older adults is increasingly important.

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