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Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging


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Practitioners and researchers in the field of aging have long relied on Generations to provide them with in-depth research, practical applications, and valuable insight into the lives of older adults and those who work with them. Each issue features several articles on a single topic, guest-edited by one or more recognized experts in the subject area, and includes contributions from a range of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and elders. Authoritative and comprehensive, Generations offers a wide range of perspectives on relevant and timely topics in aging. This is what makes Generations an ideal resource for professionals, academics and anyone interested in aging. 
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Generations Special Events and AiA National Forums

ASA hosts events and briefings based on the timely topics explored in select issues of Generations throughout the year at the annual Aging in America conference.

To learn how your organization can collaborate with ASA on future events, including the National Forums planned for the 2017 Aging in America Conference, download our Sponsorship Prospectus or contact Carole Anderson.

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National Forums Planned for the 2017 Aging in America Conference


National Forums are designed to provide an in-depth exploration into a single topic, based on issues of Generations. These programs are held during ASA's annual conference and convene leaders and key stakeholders from diverse communities knowledgeable in and passionate about advancing best practices on issues in policy, science, research and practice. 

Topics for the National Forums at the 2017 Aging in America Conference happening in Chicago, March 20-24, 2017, are as follows:

National Forum on Family Caregiving

National Forum on LGBT Aging


Subscribe or Read Generations Online

Subscriptions: As a member of ASA you’ll enjoy a subscription to Generations as a membership benefit. If you are not yet a member, or if you would like additional copies to share with colleagues, you can subscribe to Generations (print or online editions).

Buy Single Issues: You can also browse and purchase print copies of individual Generations issues—a convenient option for individual use or for distributing issues to colleagues, staff or students. ASA members enjoy a 15% discount and there are additional discounts for orders of as few as five or more copies.

It’s easy to view Generations articles and issues online. Simply use one of the following methods:

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Visit IngentaConnect to search, read or print articles from current and previous issues (2003 and later) of Generations. ASA members can access the full online archive at no cost—another great membership benefit! (Members: If you aren't logged in here yet, use the "Log In" at the top of this page to log in before you visit Ingenta Connect so that you'll be recognized as an ASA member when you visit). Nonmembers can also purchase individual articles.

On the Blog: You can also find selected articles from Generations on ASA’s blog. Click here to view the latest postings.


Funded Issues of Generations

The Gary and Mary West Foundation are funding the Fall 2016 issue on the topic of Oral Health.


These recent issues of Generations have been funded, in part, by the Archstone Foundation:


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Please note: Generations does not publish unsolicited articles. Each issue's authors are specifically invited to contribute. Unsolicited article manuscripts will be returned without review. ASA members who would like to share their expertise are invited to review our author guidelines for AgeBlog.


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The JCCSF’s Embracing the Journey: End of Life Resource Fair Event Details


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