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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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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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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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

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

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In the January-February 2018 Issue of Aging Today

posted 01.19.2018

The In Focus Section of the January–February 2018 issue of Aging Today tackles the thorny and ever evolving issue of immigration, and its impact on citizens, documented and undocumented older adults, and elders cared for by immigrants.


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Aging, Immigration and Justice

posted 01.19.2018

By Lisa Eckenwiler

 
The recent World Health Organ­ization (WHO) Report on Global Aging, which reconceptu­alized aging around “functional abilities” and situated it within a public health framework, put forward an urgently needed and ethically transformative vision of healthy aging: hav­ing “functional abilities to be and do what an older person has reason to value.”
 

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Summit on Livable Communities

Summit on Livable Communities: Planners & Aging Network Professionals Working Together to Plan Livable Communities for All Ages

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U.S. Senate Passes RAISE Family Caregivers Act

posted 01.09.2018

ASA cheers last night's passage in the U.S. Senate of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which aims to examine new strategies for supporting family caregivers throughout the country, where they make it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to live independently. The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version in mid-December and the bill next goes to the president’s desk before becoming law.

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