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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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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.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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For LGBT Elders, Equality is Not a Piece of Cake

posted 02.02.2018

By Michael Adams, Robert Blancato and Jack Nadler

When Jack Phillips, owner of the Denver-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, told a young gay couple that he would not sell them a wedding cake because he has a religious objection to same-sex marriage, he set in motion a chain of events that led from an encounter in his bakeshop to a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Emergency Preparedness: When Is It Enough?

posted 02.02.2018

By Lori Smetanka and Beverley Laubert

Recent natural disasters exposed long-term-care facilities’ and com­­munity care systems’ levels of pre­­paredness to handle emergencies and protect their residents and patients. Hurri­canes and wildfires have tested communities’ emergency readiness and ability to respond. The failure of these providers to be prepared, or to effectively implement procedures that would protect their frail, vulnerable populations, has resulted in serious health consequences, even death.

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