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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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Online Education on Aging Issues at Your Fingertips

ASA Members enjoy free access to all of our web seminars and, thanks to generous funding and support from our sponsors, we are able to offer many web seminars at no charge to non-members as well! ASA Member-only webinars are indicated with the  icon. Other sponsored webinars and webinar series have their own icons.

New Report Illustrates Unique Economic Challenges Faced by America’s Same-Sex Couples

posted 06.02.2011
George and Maria live on a quiet, tree-lined street in Yourtown, USA. Married for 45 years, they are excited to begin a new phase of their lives as retirees. Their neighbors, Christine and June, a committed couple for 43 years, have also recently retired.
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Difficult Economic Times Continue to Have Profound Impact on LGBT Elders

posted 06.02.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) by Amber Hollibaugh The news remains disheartening concerning poverty and economic hardship for LGBT elders. The ongoing recession in this country continues to have a devastating impact on LGBT people of all ages. This impact includes many ways that such individuals are more vulnerable to work...

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Three Simple Ways You Can Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

posted 05.19.2011

This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Healthcare & Aging Network (HAN)

By Shawna Reeves

As the economy continues its free-fall, scammers are coming out in full force. Elders’ financial losses are the predators’ gain. The decline in retirement income, home equity, and safety net programs all create a sense of financial insecurity and panic that can drive vulnerable elders into the arms of scammers.

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