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Policy and Advocacy

ASA may not send staffers to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of elders, but many organizations in our membership community certainly do. These advocates and stakeholders—many of them prominent policymakers in the aging services network—fill us in on a regular basis on their progress, whether it be fighting for elder justice, defending Social Security, supporting the beneficial policies embedded in the Affordable Care Act or pressuring a reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. Find the inside scoop on new policies affecting older adults and advocacy in the works here. And check often as the gears of government grind on: our members are there at the forefront to report on this complex landscape.  

 

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Elder Advocates Take Aggressive, Proactive Stance Against Malnutrition

posted 10.13.2017
Nearly one in two older Americans is at risk for malnutrition, at an estimated cost of $51.3 billion annually to treat diseases related to the condition. Elder advocates have taken an aggressive stance on eradicating this public health threat. 
 

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Aging Policy Now: Where are we now, and where are we going?

Event Date: 
10.27.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison St
Address 2: 
Searle Conference Center, Elevator II 5th floor 54
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

The October Round Table will be an examination of high profile policy issues at the state and national levels.

Full Description: 

 

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Aging Policy Now: Where are we now, and where are we going?

Friday, October 27, 2017
8:30-10:30 am

Location:

Professional Building 
1725 W Harrison St
Searle Conference Center
Elevator II 5th floor 542 Brainard
Chicago, IL 60612

Register Now

The October Roundtable will be an examination of high-profile policy issues at the state and national levels.

We will consider and discuss:
• policy development during an election year,
• the fate of the Affordable Care Act, 
• what happened to the initiative to make the Illinois Community Care Program “Medicaid Only”, 
• will Illinois protect nursing home residents from being involuntary discharged if coming back from a hospital stay,
• the Medicare “guard your card” massive replacement of the Medicare paper cards and numbers, and 
• other important issues you may be following and coming up next year.

Please join us for this discussion and important updates.

Panelists:

Bonnie Ewald
Program Coordinator, Dept of
Social Work and Community Health
Rush University Medical Center 

Bob Gallo
State Director
AARP Illinois

Darby Anderson
Executive Vice President
Chief Development Officer

 

Registration is free, and requested, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org 

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2017 Roundtable Schedule:

December 1

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

 Local contact: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053 

ASA Welcomes Abandonment of Graham-Cassidy Vote

posted 09.26.2017

ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato and Public Policy Committee Chair Bill Benson sent the following message to ASA members today welcoming the news that the latest and least acceptable effort to replace the Affordable Care Act will not move foward.

Here We Go Again! Stop Final Effort to Kill ACA

posted 09.19.2017

ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato and Public Policy Committee Chair Bill Benson have sent a call to action to ASA members concerning the latest effort in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The text of the message follows.

We call on our members with Republican senators to make immediate contact with their senator’s office to urge these senators to oppose any effort to pass the so-called Cassidy-Graham Amendment (formally, the Cassidy-Graham Heller-Johnson Amendment to H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act of 2017”).

Act, Advocate, Advance: Making Dementia a Global Health Priority

posted 09.07.2017

By Michelle Seitzer

We know dementia impacts all levels of an aging society—the challenges it presents are universal—and therefore should be addressed as a public policy priority by all levels of government, all around the world.

ASA Supports DACA, Urges Congress to Act on Immigration Reform

The American Society on Aging today deplored yesterday’s announcement by the Department of Justice of an intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a move that potentially places nearly 1,000,000 individuals currently living in the United States at risk of deportation.

As a diverse association of professionals who have embraced multiculturalism as a core value, and who have worked for decades to broaden inclusivity and cultural competence across the spectrum of services for older people, ASA strongly supports America’s immigrant communities.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

ASA Condemns White Supremacy, Violence

The American Society on Aging (ASA) deplores the racist violence that occurred at a white supremacist rally held this past Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. We offer condolences to the families and friends of the three individuals who lost their lives and wish full recoveries for the people who were injured.

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