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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.

 

Remaining at Home ... It Is Possible With Vision Loss!

posted 06.27.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s  Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (NEST)  By Mary Beth Caruso, M.Ed.; LCSW, CVRT Resources The National Eye Institute-National Institutes of Health  (301-496-5248) published an easy-to-read booklet: What You Should Know About Low Vision …, which has pi...

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Designing a Home for All of Us

posted 06.27.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s  Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (NEST)  By Nicole Cadovius Abilitybeyonddisability.org The Reconfiguration Project Team: Co-leads: Nicole Cadovius-Director CT Residential Facilities, David Slater-Director of Property Administration, Scott Dutton-Architect ...

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LAIN at the 2011 Aging in America Conference

posted 06.27.2011
  This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) By Serena Worthington and Lisa Krinsky  It was our privilege and honor to co-organize a special reception during this year’s Aging in America conference in San Francisco. The event, held the evening of April 27, celebrated the publication of Caring and Aging with Pride and the...

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Registration for Aging in America 2012 Opens

Event Date: 
10.13.2011 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
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Registration opens for the 2012 Aging in America Conference to be held in Washington DC

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Aging in America, the 2012 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging takes place March 28–April 1 in Washington, DC. The ASA Conference, with more than 3,000 attendees, is recognized as a showcase for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. It is the largest gathering of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States.

In-Home Care During a Recession

Event Date: 
08.17.2011 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
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This Web Seminar offers FREE CEUS. Learn about less expensive housing options for older adults.

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Learn about less expensive housing options for older adults, while understanding the benefits and services provided by senior centers and adult day care centers. Finance options for care beyond traditional insurance coverage, as well as tips on how to create a team approach to providing care, will also be covered.

Older People and Climate Change: Vulnerability and Health Effects

posted 06.10.2011

This article first appeared in the Winter, 2009–2010 issue of Generations, ASA’s quarterly journal; the entire issue was devoted to the topic, “Gray and Green: The Intersection of Aging and the Environment.” ASA members receive Generations as a membership benefit; non-members may purchase subscriptions or single copies of issues at our online storeFull digital access to current and back issues of Generations is also


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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.

Top 10 Tech Trends Reflect Mixed Results in 2010

posted 06.02.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Business Forum on Aging (BFA) by Laurie Orlov As an analyst who focuses on how technology changes aging, I began the year by identifying tech trends that would influence aging-related product capability in 2010. The following developments have already taken place with regard to my Top 10 Tech Trends: 1. Location-Aware Tech ...

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RHIOs Have Potential to Improve Healthcare of Older Adults

posted 06.02.2011
This article is brought to you by the Editorial Board of ASA’s Network on Environment, Services & Technology (NEST) by William Hung, Barbara Morano, Nicole Moodhe, Courtney Dunn and Kenneth Boockvar Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) are newly established entities that bridge the Additional Resources Useful Websites Bronx RHIO—A nonprofit Clinic...

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