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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.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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

Part of the Generations Education Series, funded in part by the Archstone Foundation

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

The JCCSF’s Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair

Event Date: 
04.07.2016 09:30 AM - 02:45 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California Street
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
94118
Short Description: 

Stay Vital, Healthy and Fit

Full Description: 

Make it a day of discovery. Engage with local businesses and organizations and enjoy valuable resources to help you stay healthy and energized, including:
• Presentations from UCSF Medical Center professionals on healthy living.
• Insights, opportunities and challenges to support active, creative aging.
• Free classes, yoga, meditation and much more. 
Stay for the day or attend select sessions! Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, call 415.292.1200.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

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

 

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

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Includes complimentary CEUs for ASA members

Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging

Event Date: 
10.20.2016 (All day) - 10.22.2016 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal
Address 2: 
900 de la Gauchetiere
City: 
Montreal
Short Description: 

45th Scientific & Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology

Full Description: 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging

45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology

October 20-22, 2016
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

http://CAG2016.ca

The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging, October 20-22, 2016 in beautiful Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  

Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging.  Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work.  International submissions are encouraged.  We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition and student travel assistance grants.  

Abstracts are due by April 15, 2016.
 
For more information, including discounted room rates at the Hotel Bonaventure, please visit http://CAG2016.ca

CAG2016 is hosted by the Quebec Network for Research on Aging (http://rqrv.com)

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Advocating for Aging Services in a Digital World

posted 01.25.2016

By Julie Sweetland

If you are an advocate for aging issues who is wondering whether it matters if you engage on social media, the answer is yes. If you’re an advocate who is wondering whether it matters how you engage on social media, the answer also is yes. Here’s why, from the perspective of Strategic Frame Analysis, an evidence-based approach to communications on social issues.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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

Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

 

An Uber Idea: Nonprofit Partners with For-Profit to Fund Rides for Elders

posted 11.23.2015

By Alison Biggar

An inspiration to help older adults get around came to Bob Carr and his wife, Anne, as they parked for an exercise class at the YMCA one day in Atlanta. A group of older people exited the building, having just finished an AARP driver re-certification course. One woman loaded her walker in her trunk, got in the driver’s seat and hit the gas, in reverse, narrowly missing the remainder of the group, who was just able to scuttle out of the way.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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

Walmart Sam's ClubPart of the “Disabilities in Aging: A Future Redesigned” Series, sponsored by Walmart

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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

Walmart Sam's ClubPart of the “Disabilities in Aging: A Future Redesigned” Series, sponsored by WalMart

 

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

Revolution: Aging In Place

posted 09.24.2015

By Dr. Mary Tuuk

Family caregiving has become a full-time job for many of us as our parents require extra help to age in place. Today, 47 percent of adults care for a parent, plus a child while supporting an older child. With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, the need for family and professional caregiving, and the desire by older adults to age in place, isn’t going away.

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