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posted 01.19.2017
ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, who is president of Matz, Blancato & Associates in Washington D.C. as well as a current AARP Board member, has an article on The Huffington Post concerning the new issue of ASA’s journal, Generations. The issue covers a comprehensive range of policy matters... Read More
posted 09.06.2017
The American Society on Aging today deplored yesterday’s announcement by the Department of Justice of an intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a move that potentially places nearly 1,000,000 individuals currently living in the United States at risk of... Read More
posted 08.16.2017
The American Society on Aging (ASA) deplores the racist violence that occurred at a white supremacist rally held this past Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. We offer condolences to the families and friends of the three individuals who lost their lives and wish full recoveries for the people who were... Read More
posted 05.25.2017
Rep. Peter King (NY) and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR) announced the establishment of a bipartisan Elder Justice Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, May 25, 2017. ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, in his role as National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, applauded this... Read More
posted 05.25.2017
The American Society on Aging today called on Congress to abandon the budget proposal submitted by the President yesterday and offer an alternative that spares the deepest cuts in domestic spending in a generation. ASA Board Chairman Bob Blancato said, “The pure volume of ill-advised program... Read More
posted 07.20.2015
The Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting comments, and will be hosting 12 listening sessions, on newly-released draft voluntary guidelines for Adult Protective Services (APS) systems.  ACL envisions a comprehensive,... Read More
posted 07.13.2015
The White House Conference on Aging is underway, and you can watch live at whitehouse.gov. President Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks at 8:15 AM (Pacific)/11:15 AM (Eastern) time. Read More
posted 03.05.2015
This week, ASA joined SAGE, Justice in Aging (formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center), the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging in filing an amicus brief (PDF) with the Supreme Court for Oberfefell v. Hodges. This... Read More
posted 10.30.2013
The U.S. Senate HELP Committee voted today to approve the OAA reauthorization bill after defeating the Burr amendment by a margin of 14-7—the amendment would have eliminated the “hold harmless” provisions in the Act, which were introduced in the Act’s 2006 Reauthorization.... Read More
posted 10.30.2013
Yesterday, ASA joined other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) in signing on to a Chair's letter supporting reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. The letter was sent to Senators Harkin (D-IA), Alexander (R-TN), Sanders (I-VT), and Burr (R-NC), respectively the... Read More

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