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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.

 

Senior Center Without Walls

posted 05.26.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network on Environment, Services & Technology (NEST) By Terry Englehart Senior Center Without Walls (SCWW), a non-denominational, non-profit community outreach program sponsored by Episcopal Senior Communities, offers activities, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support groups on conference calls to e...

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LGBTQ Elder Services in a Canadian Context

posted 05.19.2011
The Canadian Perspective: Why LGBT focused care? Members of our LGBT community have historically experienced barriers in accessing health care and support services. Research evidence has confirmed that the health status of many LGBT is compromised due to many factors including societal prejudice, lack of education for health care professionals on LGBT issues, and the reluctance of many to see...

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The Changing Landscape of Senior Living

posted 05.19.2011

By Steve French

There is a movement afoot to help people remain independent as they age. This revolution is marked by innovative programs that include volunteers helping elders stay in their homes by providing needed at-home services, inventive elder-friendly home redesigns, and GPS and health tracking devices for loved ones.

Options and Opportunities

posted 05.19.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) By Joy Silver The mainstream senior care and residential services industry offers many options to the general aging population. Some services are offered by non-profit or governmental agencies that are not attached to residential facilities, whereas some residential options are owned by large or...

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