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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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The Challenge of Intersectionality

posted 02.28.2018

By Toni Calasanti and Sadie Giles

In her exploration of social justice, Nancy Fraser (2008) argues that “participatory parity” is critical, “overcoming injustice means dismantling institutionalized obstacles that prevent some people from participating on a par with others, as full partners in social interaction” (Fraser, 2008). 
 

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AiA 2018 AoTA CEU Approved Sessions

AiA 2018 AoTA CEU Approved Sessions

ASA is an approved provider of continuing education for American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Approval #3312. The following sessions have been reviewed and approved for AoTA CEUs. Other sessions not listed may be attended at the discretion of the Occupational Therapist but will not be eligible for AoTA CEUs.

Please note: The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Winter 2018 Generations: Gender and Age: A Focus on Women

posted 02.22.2018

The Winter 2017­–18 issue of Generations lays out the physical, psychological, cultural, and economic realities of aging as a woman in contemporary American society.


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Join NEST Day in San Francisco

posted 02.19.2018

By Phil Stafford

The other day, while exiting my pick-up at the little store down the road, a biker-friend noticed my bright chartreuse ASA NEST t-shirt. “What does NEST stand for?”, he inquired. I replied “It’s an interest group of ASA, my national association – called The Network for Environments, Services and Technologies.”

Smiling, he stated “Well that covers a lot of territory doesn’t it?”

I had to agree.


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ASA on the Parkland Shooting

posted 02.16.2018

By Bob Blancato and Karyne Jones

The community of the American Society on Aging expresses its deep condolences to the families of the 17 students killed Wednesday in Parkland, Florida. We also mourn for the Parkland community whose psyche was ravaged by this horrific tragedy.

We are alarmed at the fact that our country is averaging at least one shooting incident per week in our schools so far in 2018. It is a situation which must be addressed with solutions and not sensationalism.

ASA Leadership Rejects Trump Budget

posted 02.14.2018

ASA leadership firmly rejected President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal today, denouncing the bleak vision of the future envisioned by a budget that would mean even further erosion in standards of living for tens of millions of vulnerable and low-income Americans.

Learning From the World to Build Age-Friendly, Inclusive U.S. Communities

posted 02.13.2018

By Susan Mende

America is aging--with a rising number of people over 65. It’s a trend that is growing--by 2060, the number of older Americans is expected to more than double, rising from 14.5 percent of the population to nearly 24 percent.

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