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Policy and Advocacy
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 04.05.2013
  ASA's Policy and Advocacy Forum is where discussions take place about legislation, regulatory action, legal proceedings, policy analysis, advocacy efforts and all other aspects of policy, politics and law as it may affect older people, their families, and the professionals who serve them... 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 01.24.2017
The video recording of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s webinar on family caregivers and managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) is now archived. Please watch this recorded webinar on AARP's newly released report, Family Caregivers & Managed Long-Term Services and Supports.... 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 07.10.2015
The 2015 White House Conference on Aging is this Monday, July 15, and the conference agenda details have been released today. ASA Public Policy Committee Co-Chair Bob Blancato, who also sits on the Society's Executive Committee, and who served as the 1995 WHCOA Executive Director, has a post up... Read More

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