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Technology, Accessibility & Transportation

Every day there are new devices, services and software geared toward the burgeoning population of elders—most of whom reportedly want to remain at home in the community. But which “smart home” technology actually works to help elders remain home longer? What’s the latest in volunteer car sharing or green building near transportation hubs? What about co-housing for women living alone? How long can someone with dementia remain on their own? At what point can older adults no longer drive? Our members are in the field testing models and passing the results along to you. Check this topic page often, as this realm is ever-changing. 

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence: The Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (NEST) brings together professionals working with older adults who have lifelong and late-life physical, sensory and/or cognitive disabilities and whose ability to function independently is threatened or compromised.

 

CDW Receives ASA's Inaugural Technology and Aging Award

posted 03.19.2018
 
The ASA Board of Directors is pleased to introduce the new ASA Technology and Aging Award, an honor designed to recognize a technology company that is advancing innovations to improve the lives of older adults. ASA takes pride in recognizing leaders in the field who not only contribute to the success of ASA, but to the field at large. CDW Healthcare, a division of CDW, a Vernon Hills, Ill.–based global technology solutions provider, is the first recipient of this award.
 

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Innovative Self-Management Apps for Aging in Place

posted 03.15.2018

By Tom Keating

More and more, technology enables our lives in ways that facilitate independence and connectivity and it seems like there’s an app for just about everything. For individuals aging in place, apps can help them stay organized, accomplish daily goals, or remotely link them to their adult children, a team of caregivers, or the support services they need in order to continue to live in their homes and thrive within their communities.

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The New Wave of Population Health Management:

CBOs in the Forefront

Planners: Here's the Secret to Finding and Supporting Allies for Livable Communities

posted 03.05.2018

By Erin McAuliff

As planners and livable community advocates, we can always use help drumming up support for an important project or messaging proposed policies. While we know that engaging allies to assist can go a long way towards advancing these goals, more often than not we struggle to find these allusive supporters so ready to get involved and make a difference.

Falling Isn’t A Normal Part Of Aging

posted 03.05.2018

By Katharine Forth

What’s wrong with current balance testing and our understanding of balance?

Have you ever had a balance test? Do you know anyone who has?

I’ll predict that if you can answer yes, the person in question had a fall before they had the test. Isn’t that a bit like checking someone’s blood pressure only after they’ve had a heart attack?

That, in a nutshell is the problem. Balance testing can be analogous to blood pressure testing in many ways.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA

Watch on Vimeo for free

Includes complimentary CEUs*

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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