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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.

 

33rd Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity 2017

Event Date: 
10.09.2017 07:00 AM - 10.11.2017 08:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
2005 Kalia Rd
City: 
Honolulu
State: 
HAWAII
Zip: 
96815
Short Description: 

33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. October 9-11, 2017 Honolulu, HI

Full Description: 

The 33rd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please visit us at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, or feel free to e-mail prinfo@hawaii.edu, or call 1-808-956-7539.

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable: Transportation for Independent Living

Event Date: 
06.20.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates - Community Room
Address 2: 
2801 14th Street, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Short Description: 

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable

Full Description: 

 

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable
Transportation for Independent Living

Join us for a presentation and conversation

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: 
Community Room
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
2801 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
This location is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station

Register Now

As baby boomers age, the issue of continued mobility will grow. Ensuring that transportation exists for this growing population, as a part of a community’s infrastructure, must be a priority for transportation policymakers and planners. Transportation is an essential part of the community infrastructure that individuals need in order to gain access to the goods, services, and social contacts that support their day-to-day existence and quality of life.

You are invited to join ASA and community leaders for a conversation on “Transportation for Independent Living.”

This ASA Washington, DC Roundtable will be a great opportunity to learn from experts and network with colleagues. You will leave the session with awareness that transportation for independent living is bigger than just senior transportation.

Our outstanding presenters will stimulate your thinking about what the Washington, DC Metropolitan area can do to increase and expand transportation for older adults.

They will provide information about national trends in senior transportation and funding and examples of successful innovative local program models.

 

 

Scott Bogren
Executive Director
Community Transportation Association of America

Working with, writing about and covering the community and public transportation industry for nearly three decades, Scott's experience with CTAA includes being Editor-in-Chief of Community Transportation magazine; crafting the Association's various legislative, policy and regulatory positions on Capitol Hill; and shaping CTAA's communications, training and leadership activities.

Elinor Ginzler
Senior Director, Cahnmann Center for Supportive Services
Director, Jewish Council for the Aging Misler Adult Day Center

Former lead AARP spokesperson on housing, health and long term care, older driver safety, mobility options, and caregiving, Elinor has been featured on national news outlets including The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.  She is also co-author with Hugh Delehanty of Caring for Your Parents – The Complete Family Guide.

 

 

 

 

Barbara S Hoenig, MPH
Senior Consultant to CVS Health, Mature Workers & Workforce Initiatives
Chair, ASA Business Forum on Aging

 

All ASA members and individuals interested in ASA membership are welcome at this free event.

REGISTER TODAY! Registration is free, but is required to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. For assistance, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org

We would like to extend a special thanks to our partner, CVS Health 

Call for Proposals to Present at the 2019 Aging in America Conference

ASA’s 2019 Aging in America Conference
Call for Proposals Is NOW OPEN!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

Presented by ASA’s Network on Environments, Services and Technologies (NEST)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

#AIA17: Day Four

posted 03.24.2017

The fourth and final full day of the 2017 Aging in America Conference kicked off at 7:00 AM with a yoga session in Plaza AB led by Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Senior Activity Center Director Douglas Paulsen. At 8:00 AM the 14th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit got underway in the Regency Ballroom and nearby meeting rooms.

#AIA17: Day Three

posted 03.23.2017

The third day of the 2017 Aging in America conference continued the unique learning and community-building experience, and our attendees and faculty are not slowing down.

#AiA17: Day Two

posted 03.22.2017

From the morning exercise and morning buzz with the Students and Emerging Professionals (STEP) Group to the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception and Chicago dine-around, the 2017 Aging in America Conference was fully underway on Tuesday with nearly 2,500 participants.

Every year, this conference heralds an extraordinary creation and sustaining of community and commitment. Between individuals who are just meeting for the first time, or who have worked together for decades, thousands of moments of learning, sharing, renewal and discovery take place.

2017 NASW Virtual Conference "Aging Through the Social Work Lens"

Event Date: 
06.14.2017 12:30 PM - 06.15.2017 05:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
750 First Street NE, Suite 800
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20002
Short Description: 

REGISTER TODAY for the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, "Aging Through the Social Work Lens!"

Full Description: 

Join 1,000 of your social work colleagues from across the country for two days of unparalled professional development, networking, and continuing education opportunities.

By participating in the 2017 NASW Virtual Conference, you will:

  • Gain access to 4 plenary sessions and 8 breakout sessions
  • Earn up to 8 CE contact hours, including ethics credits
  • Use a chat feature to connect with other virtual participants around the globe
  • Explore a virtual exhibit hall to meet with exhibitors and view the latest social work–related products and services
  • Learn about the following topics as they relate to aging: assessment, HIV/AIDS, interdisciplinary collaboration, the LGBTQ landscape, palliative care, self-neglect, trauma-informed services, mental and behavioral health, and social work in health care
Don’t miss out!

Access cutting-edge presentations by recognized thought leaders to enhance your knowledge of practice trends, policy, and research findings related to aging. REGISTER TODAY!

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