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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. 

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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. 

 

4th Annual Conference on HIV & Aging

Event Date: 
03.22.2017 08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
60 Washington Square South
Address 2: 
Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU
City: 
New York
State: 
NEWYORK
Short Description: 

The Older Adult with HIV and the Shift Toward Community Based Health Care

Full Description: 

Topics to be covered include:

  • The Shift Toward Community Based Care
  • Update on NYS and NYC HIV Surveillance Data
  • Are Older Adults Aging Differently?
  • Three Older Adults Share their Aging Experiences
  • Frailty in Older Women and Men with HIV
  • Long Term Care for Older Adults with HIV

 

Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator, US Administration for Community Living

Johanne Morne, MS, Director, New York State DOH, AIDS Institute

Tara Cortes, PhD RN FAAN, Professor of Geriatric Nursing and Executive Director, of the NYU Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing,, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Registration is free, but space is limited and prior registration is required.

Nursing CE credits will be awarded. For more information contact Cesar Angel

Maintaining Momentum While Minimizing Meds: Perceived Benefits of Long-Term Acupuncture

posted 02.22.2017

By Rachel Pagones

Pain, you could say, is the great equalizer. Young athletes, women in childbirth, sedentary office workers, manual laborers, old athletes—everyone deals with it at some time. Often it goes away on its own; sometimes you need a little help: aspirin, acetaminophen, liniments, or the like. In many instances, it’s no big deal; it goes away, and you forget about it.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

Presented by ASA’s Network on Environments, Services and Technologies (NEST)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Seniors CONNECT for Health: Training Elders as Community Health Workers in Detroit

posted 02.03.2017

By Denise White Perkins

A tale of two seniors:

Mrs. Wixom is a 75-year-old widow. Her children live out of state. She suffered a stroke last year, and was recently discharged from the hospital after a heart attack. She has all her medications and a list of doctors’ appointments, but no car. She feels overwhelmed. She sits in a chair and stares out the window all day until it’s time to eat or sleep. She feels upset about how much her neighborhood has declined in 30 years.

A Message to the President on Aging Policy

posted 01.18.2017

Aging was not discussed in the presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election. But the rapid and substantial aging of the American populace requires quick action. The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations (sponsored by LTC Partners, LLC) includes fifteen articles that lay out actionable policy plans for the new Administration regarding the economic impact of aging, protecting retirement income, ensuring affordable healthcare, and finding realistic ways to pay for long-term care.


Order Generations   |   Subscribe to Generations


Evidence for Action in an Aging World

Event Date: 
10.19.2017 08:00 AM - 10.21.2017 05:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Fairmont Winnipeg
Address 2: 
2 Lombard Place
City: 
Winnipeg
Short Description: 

46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology

Full Description: 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
 
CAG2017: Evidence for Action in an Aging World
 
46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology
 
October 19-21, 2017
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
 
http://CAG2017.ca
 
The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2017: Evidence for Action in an Aging World, October 19-21, 2017 in exciting Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.    
 
Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging.  Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work.  International submissions are encouraged.  We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition and student travel assistance grants.  
 
Abstracts are due by April 14, 2017.
 
For more information, including discounted room rates at the Fairmont Winnipeg, please visit http://CAG2017.ca
 
CAG2017 is hosted by the University of Manitoba Centre on Aging (http://umanitoba.ca/centres/aging/)
 
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Fighting for Benefits for LGBTQ Elders Who Fought for Our Country

posted 01.17.2017

By Nathaniel Boehme

When I stepped off the plane coming back from Iraq in late 2006, I was met by family and loved ones who celebrated my return and greeted me with warm hugs and kind words. This helped immensely to start my conversion back to a life at home—a non-combat world off the battlefield and away from daily threats to life and limb and mental well-being. For those who served before me, specifically those who were in Vietnam, their homecoming was vastly different.

Working with LGBT Older Veterans: Not Every Story is an Immediate Success

posted 01.17.2017

By Ralph Mills

The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers the most comprehensive suite of programs and services for LGBT older adults in the country. The Center has more than 3,500 LGBT older adult clients and offers services and programs such as medical care, housing, enrichment and educational programming, nutrition service, support groups, case management and a statewide training program for providers working with LGBT older adults.

Leveraging Resources to Better Serve LGBT Veterans

posted 01.17.2017

By Kathleen M. Sullivan

Like many who direct senior centers or nonprofits serving LGBT older adults, I consistently look for ways to better serve my clients and support my staff. With tight budgets and multiple demands, it’s not always easy, and can be rather daunting. Poverty, isolation and disability create a trifecta for LGBT older adults that often precipitates functional and cognitive decline.

ASA's Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.20.2017 11:00 AM - 03.24.2017 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Address 2: 
151 E. Wacker Dr.
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60601
Short Description: 

Over 3,000 professionals attend AiA17 to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.

Full Description: 

The focus of AiA17 is innovation, including innovative policies, programs, practices, models, businesses, technologies, learning and more from across the field of aging. Register now to join this conference community of nearly 3,000 multidisciplinary professionals who, like you, are working to improve the lives of older adults.

The Aging in America Conference is recognized for its 360-degree view of the multidisciplinary issues, challenges and opportunities in aging. In addition to programs organized within 11 professional program categories, our 2017 conference will feature several "conferences within the conference" that run each day throughout the week, including the Managed Care Academy series of programs.

Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn from the experts on multiple topics and earn up to 26 CEUs at no additional cost! 

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