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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.

 

There's Still Time! Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2017 Aging in America Conference (AIA17)

posted 07.07.2016

We are still accepting proposals to present at the 2017 ASA Aging in America Conference (AiA17!) happening in Chicago, March 20-24, 2017!

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted through July 15, 2016.

You can submit your presentation proposal here (you'll need to log in with your asaging.org account, or create one—it's totally free!)

Genetic Progress: What’s Not to Love?

posted 05.25.2016

By Daniel Callahan

While there are many candidates for America’s list of core historical values, scientific progress would be near the top of all lists. It is the closest thing we have to a secular religion—a creed that says life can and should always get better. There is no end of possibilities about what has been called the “endless frontier” of scientific research.


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New Web Seminars Include Popular AiA16 Sessions!

posted 04.28.2016

If you couldn’t make it ASA’s 2016 Aging in America Conference, which was held in Washington DC this past March 20-24, or you just can’t get enough of AiA16, you’re in luck! Many of the most popular session from this year’s conference are being scheduled as web seminars, which are free to ASA members and include complimentary CEUs! Part of the ASA Member Series, these webinars bring AiA16 right to your home or office!

 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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

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

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

2016 ASA Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.20.2016 09:00 AM - 03.24.2016 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
2660 Woodley Road, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20008
Short Description: 

The annual meeting of the America Society on Aging

Full Description: 

From March 20–24, 2016, nearly 3,000 professionals will meet in Washington, D.C. to engage with each other on a multitude of issues affecting our older adult population. Every year we meet as a community at the Aging in America Conference to share ideas and knowledge, learn from the experts, gain new perspectives and get reinvigorated to do our best work.  All conference activities will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. 

 

 

5 TED Talks on Aging to Inspire You

posted 03.07.2016

As a professional in the field of aging, you have a lot to think about—budgets, fundraising efforts, clients and their family caregivers and the challenges they face, not to mention the self-care we all must do to avoid burning out. Your work is challenging and rewarding and, at times, overwhelming.

Homesharing: The Housing Crisis Meets its Match

posted 03.02.2016

By Wendi Burkhardt

In the United States, our aging population is currently on a trajectory to swell to more than 132 million people age 50-plus by the year 2030. And this population boasts the highest percentage of homeownership, with more than 45% of all homeowners age 55-plus, and over 70% of homeowners age 65-plus owning their homes without a mortgage.

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