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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. 


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.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

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UCSF’s Adam Gazzaley On How Video Gaming Improves Cognition

posted 11.17.2014

Speaking with neurologist Adam Gazzaley is akin to running behind an experienced trail racer—they’re always around the next bend and out of sight before you’ve managed to catch your breath. Or as Gazzaley puts it, “I do tend to work pretty intensely.”

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2015 Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.23.2015 (All day) - 03.27.2015 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Address 2: 
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Short Description: 

Learn about new and innovative ideas that will help you in your work with older adults. Discover practical solutions to the challenges you face, and connect with peers and leaders who will transform the way you think about aging.

Full Description: 

Older adults need you. NOW is the moment to bring the best, most innovative, and effective services and products to America's aging population.

Older Americans can't wait. They need you.


Older adults can't wait. The time is NOW to bring the best, most innovative, and effective services and products to our growing and diverse aging population.

The 2015 Aging in America Conference is THE place to connect with colleagues and leaders from around the nation, learn from world-changing leaders in the field of aging, and grow your skills, knowledge and impact in order to bring better services and solutions to the aging population.


At AiA15 you will
atten general sessions on topics of national importance meet and network with colleagues from around the nation expand your skills and knowledge in cutting edge sessions
learn from the foremost leaders in the field of aging win fabulous prizes in the exhibit hall attend the final night party at the adler planetarium
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Students: Apply now to receive a flight to AiA15 on Southwest Airlines!

Thanks to our partnership with Southwest Airlines, ASA is able to award a limited number of Southwest Airlines round-trip flights to graduate and undergraduate students in fields with a significant focus on aging issues to attend the 2015 Aging in America Conference. [Learn more]

Those participating in AiA15 will leave with new ideas, new connections and a renewed energy for the work they do to improve the quality of life of older adults. Will you be among them?

Register today to get the early rates.
Rates will increase after December 5.

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Volunteers save up to 50% on their AiA15 registration!
Student volunteers can attend for free!
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
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2015 Aging in America General Sessions

The 2015 Aging in America Conference featured leaders and visionaries taking on the issues that matter for you and for the older adults you serve. Our keynoters discussed thought-provoking questions in our quest to better understand aging, in America and around the world. 

Eight Actions to Improve Healthy Aging in Rural Areas

posted 07.28.2014

By Juanita Bacsu 

Rural older adults often desire to age in place, yet few studies identify ways to improve aging in rural communities. A team of researchers at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina interviewed approximately 40 rural seniors about what actions they thought supported healthy aging in rural areas.

8 New Web Seminars in August!

posted 07.24.2014

With thanks to our sponsors, partners and donors, we are able to offer EIGHT free web seminars in August, including up to 7 complimentary CEUs!

The August webinars cover a variety of topics, from aging services to brain health to home safety to aging in community to intergenerational programs. There is something for everyone!

LeadingAge HackFest

Event Date: 
10.18.2014 (All day) - 10.20.2014 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Address 2: 
611 Commerce Stree
Short Description: 

The LeadingAge HackFest is a 2-day event that challenges teams of 4-6 participants to “Engage with Age” by creating a technology-driven tool aimed at improving the lives of older adults and their families.

Full Description: 

Do you have an idea for an app or technology-driven tool that could revolutionize the aging experience? Bring your creativity and/or knowledge of aging services to the 2nd annual LeadingAge HackFest for a chance to win $5,000! (See flyer.)

This year's event is taking place at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, October 18-20, 2014, in conjunction with the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo.

We invite you to submit an application to participate in this groundbreaking intergenerational opportunity.

For more information (in moving-picture format), check out this HackFest YouTube video:

A Terrific Example of the Benefits of Aging in Community! (Video)

posted 07.24.2014

The video below has been making the rounds on Facebook recently and here at ASA we couldn't help but be struck by what a terrific example it is of the benefits of aging in community! Perhaps, in the future these videos won't "go viral" on social media, as more and more communities adapt to accommodate and integrate the growing aging population, making scenes like this one commonplace. In the meantime, we hope this video will inspire you to continue tackling the challenges of creating age-friendly communities.

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