ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of those who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

Text Resize

Technology, Accessibility & Transportation

Membership Directory

Find ASA members in your area or who share your interest area. Enter a name or click on the magnifying glass to start your search.

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. 


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.


Personal Genomic Tests for Healthy Aging: Neither Feast nor Foul

posted 05.01.2015

By Colleen M. McBride

On the cutting edge of the self-empowered aging trend are those who wish to delve into their own DNA for clues about their future health. Thanks to technological developments, low-cost genetic tests are now available for as little as $100. The dirty little secret, however, is that the results of such tests rarely prompt even the most health conscious people to make changes in entrenched lifestyle habits.

Order Generations   |   Subscribe to Generations

Get Into the Act: Submit a Story or Picture for Older Americans Month

posted 04.29.2015

Every May we celebrate Older Americans Month in order to acknowledge and recognize the contributions older Americans make to the nation. This year, the Administration for Community Living has chosen the theme Get into the Act to spotlight the ways in which older adults are taking charge of their health, remaining engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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

Part of the ASA Member Series and presented by ASA’s Network on Environments, Services, and Technologies (NEST) 

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

NEST: Network News

posted 03.16.2015

by Andrew Lee Alden

Let’s start at the beginning: What is NEST?

NEST stands for the Network on Environments, Services and Technologies. We are a group of colleagues from across the spectrum of aging services and across the United States. We are dedicated to maximizing the functional capacity of and promoting independence for elders through appropriately designed environments, services and technologies. For additional information on NEST, click here.

The JCCSF’s Art of Aging Gracefully Resource Fair

Event Date: 
04.30.2015 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California St
San Francisco
Short Description: 

Make it a day of discovery.

Full Description: 

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.
• Classes, health screenings, and much more.

Stay for the day or attend select sessions! Advance registration is highly recommended. To register, call 415.292.1200. Visit for more details.


Highlighted Session: The Role of Communications Technology in Healthy Aging

Wednesday, March 25 | 4:30-5:30 PM

Sponsored by Panasonic

Our aging population faces a growing challenge to it’s health and wellness: fewer meaningful interpersonal connections.

Official AiA18 App

Download the free AiA18 app and use it to search the sessions, look up presenter information, find exhibitor locations and contacts, connect with the AiA18 community with in-app social tools, and more! 

From Possibility to Practice in Aging: Shaping a Future for All

Event Date: 
10.23.2015 (All day) - 10.25.2015 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Westin Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Short Description: 

Canada's premier conference in gerontology and geriatrics.

Full Description: 

CAG2015: From Possibility to Practice in Aging Shaping a Future for All 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting Canadian Association on Gerontology ( October 23-25, 2015 Calgary, Alberta, Canada CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2015: From Possibility to Practice in Aging, October 23-25, 2015 in exciting Calgary, Alberta, 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, 2015. For more information, including discounted room rates at the Westin Calgary, please visit CAG2015 is hosted by the Faculty of Social Work at University of Calgary ( Follow Us! Facebook: Twitter: Mailing List:


Event Date: 
01.20.2015 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Marriott Marquis
Address 2: 
1535 Broadway between West 45th and 46th Street
New York
Short Description: 

Featured speakers will be Nora Super, Executive Director of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, and Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation

Full Description: 

The Council for Senior Center and Services of New York City (CSCS) will host its 26th Annual Conference on Aging on Monday, January 20th at the Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway between West 45th and 46th Street).  Focusing on the transformation of aging, CSCS will present workshops on various topics of interest to those in aging services and those serving older adults. Attendees will also benefit from professional development, networking and a national perspective on the field of aging, and will have the opportunity to meet with key vendors in the aging services field. More than 450 are expected to attend. Attendees are encouraged to use #TransformAgingNY to share thoughts leading up to the conference and at the event.


Respected experts and leaders in their fields will conduct workshops on issues including:


·         Transition in Healthcare

·         Ageism

·         Elder abuse

·         Innovative Community Based Programs

·         Livable communities

·         Palliative care

·         and more 


Visit for a complete list of workshops. 


COST:    CSCS Member Fee- $125 (Members must have FY14 dues paid in full)

Non-Member Fee- $175



Stay Connected

Follow American Society on Aging on Facebook   Follow American Society on Aging on LinkedIn   Follow American Society on Aging on Twitter   Subscribe eNewsletter   


ASA Washington, DC Roundtable Solo Aging: A 360-Degree Perspective Event Details
2018 NASW National Conference Event Details