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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. 

 

Safe Space Collaboration Fosters Ally-Ship Behind the Pine Curtain

posted 05.11.2016

By Ann C. Wilder

Incorporating content on LGBTQ+ aging populations into the social work curriculum can be challenging, especially when teaching students in a region known for discrimination and prejudice toward LGBTQ+ individuals.

Learn in your spare time this summer

posted 04.18.2016
For professionals in the field of aging, online courses can be an engaging and convenient way to learn new information and brush up on old skills. And the summertime is a great time to enroll in one of the online courses offered by ASA and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Because you can take the courses on a computer or mobile device it is easy and practical to continue your professional learning anywhere, any time. 
 
 

Resilience and Diversity Highlighted on Day 4 of AiA16

posted 03.24.2016

Each year, ASA members from around the country bring their passion for the field of aging to ASA's Aging in America Conference. And while we are all linked by this common bond of dedication and commitment to improving the lives of older adults, the varying experiences, goals, populations served and distinct communities create a diverse and rich experience for attendees and presenters alike. 

2016 ASA Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.20.2016 09:00 AM - 03.24.2016 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
2660 Woodley Road, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20008
Short Description: 

The annual meeting of the America Society on Aging

Full Description: 

From March 20–24, 2016, nearly 3,000 professionals will meet in Washington, D.C. to engage with each other on a multitude of issues affecting our older adult population. Every year we meet as a community at the Aging in America Conference to share ideas and knowledge, learn from the experts, gain new perspectives and get reinvigorated to do our best work.  All conference activities will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. 

 

 

Latino Age Wave Initiative - Report Briefing - January 25, 2016 Sacramento

Event Date: 
01.25.2016 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
State Capitol, Room 447
Address 2: 
1315 10th St,
City: 
Sacramento
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
95814
Short Description: 

Assemblywoman Patty López, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), and the California Advocacy Network for Aging Latinos (CANAL) invite you to attend two events:

Full Description: 
                               
Assemblywoman Patty López, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), and the California Advocacy Network for Aging Latinos (CANAL) invite you to attend two events:  
 
Report Briefing

THE LATINO AGE WAVE: Towards a Latino Aging Agenda

Hispanics in Philanthropy
State Capitol, Room 447
January 25, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
RSVP here: http://www.hiponline.org/events/upcoming-events/event/81
 
Join HIP and experts in the field of aging in discussing the findings of HIP’s soon-to-be released report: The Latino Age Wave: Towards a Latino Aging Agenda! 

The report is a follow up to HIP’s 2011 publication, “The Latino Age Wave” and explores the state of the Latino older adult population in the United States. Based on the findings of HIP’s recently-concluded California Latino Age Wave Initiative and the on-the-ground experience if its grantees, HIP’s report explores the challenges and opportunities facing Latino older adults and evaluates the capacity of the established infrastructure to meet the changing needs of this growing population. From cultural competency and service accessibility to best practices and opportunities for investment, this report briefing will provide a thorough analysis of, not only where Latino elders are today, but also how philanthropy and community-based organizations can be key players in supporting this vital and growing population. 


- CANAL Reception -
ADVANCING LATINO AGING POLICY IN CALIFORNIA

An Evening with Key California Policymakers

Sponsored By:

 

Tequila Museo Mayahuel
1200 K St., Sacramento, CA
January 25, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
RSVP here: http://www.hiponline.org/events/upcoming-events/event/82

 
 
PLEASE RSVP to either or both events by clicking on the links provided above.  Note each event has its own RSVP. 
 
About Hispanics in Philanthropy 
Hispanics in Philanthropy began in 1983 as a network of foundations committed to increasing philanthropic resources for social change in Latino communities. Since then, the organization has built a 550-plus transnational network of funders, academics, community leaders, businesspeople, and government officials, establishing a transnational infrastructure for strengthening the Latino civil sector across the United States and Latin America.
 
About the California Advocacy Network for Aging Latinos 
California Advocacy Network for Aging Latinos was formed with the mission to increase the quality of life of aging Latinos in California through capacity building, community engagement, advocacy and public policy development.
 
About the AARP Foundation 
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 3 million in California and nearly 38 million nationwide. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as livable communities, healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, and protection from financial abuse. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In California, AARP maintains offices in Pasadena, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Learn more at www.aarp.org/ca.​
 

 

Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging

Event Date: 
10.20.2016 (All day) - 10.22.2016 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
Address 2: 
900 de la Gauchetiere
City: 
Montreal
Short Description: 

45th Scientific & Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology

Full Description: 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging

45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology

October 20-22, 2016
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

http://CAG2016.ca

The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging, October 20-22, 2016 in beautiful Montreal, Quebec, 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 15, 2016.
 
For more information, including discounted room rates at the Hotel Bonaventure, please visit http://CAG2016.ca

CAG2016 is hosted by the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (http://rqrv.com)

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

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

Presented by ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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

Presented by ASA’s Business Forum on Aging (BFA) 

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

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