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“It’s an interest group of ASA, my national association – called The Network for Environments, Services and Technologies.”

Smiling, he stated “Well that covers a lot of territory doesn’t it?”

By Phil Stafford
The other day, while exiting my pick-up at the little store down the road, a biker-friend noticed my bright chartreuse ASA NEST t-shirt. “What does NEST stand for?”, he inquired. I replied “It’s an interest group of ASA, my national association – called The Network for Environments, Services and Technologies.”

Smiling, he stated “Well that covers a lot of territory doesn’t it?”

I had to agree.

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We are alarmed at the fact that our country is averaging at least one shooting incident per week in our schools so far in 2018. It is a situation which must be addressed with solutions and not sensationalism.

By Bob Blancato and Karyne Jones

The community of the American Society on Aging expresses its deep condolences to the families of the 17 students killed Wednesday in Parkland, Florida. We also mourn for the Parkland community whose psyche was ravaged by this horrific tragedy.

We are alarmed at the fact that our country is averaging at least one shooting incident per week in our schools so far in 2018. It is a situation which must be addressed with solutions and not sensationalism.

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The 2019 Trump budget proposal provides a further slap in the face to older people on fixed incomes, people with disabilities, and just about anyone else who might need a safety-net support.

ASA leadership firmly rejected President Trump’s 2019 budget proposal today, denouncing the bleak vision of the future envisioned by a budget that would mean even further erosion in standards of living for tens of millions of vulnerable and low-income Americans.

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Aging in Community
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Older adults residing in rural areas are aging faster than the rest of the nation, with one out of every four of them calling small towns or rural areas home.

By Erin Long and Vijeth Iyengar

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Leadership in Aging
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Aging in Community
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LGBTQ Aging
Multicultural Aging
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Technology, Accessibility & Transportation

Around the world, people and communities are finding new ways to harness the unprecedented opportunity and challenge of “the longevity revolution” in which life expectancy at birth in developed countries is longer than at any time in history.

By Susan Mende

America is aging--with a rising number of people over 65. It’s a trend that is growing--by 2060, the number of older Americans is expected to more than double, rising from 14.5 percent of the population to nearly 24 percent.

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"Clinicians often may not recognize or know how to address the needs that these patients have in managing their health."

By Carol Marak

Aging safely and independently at home is a natural desire of older adults. We want a space to call our own, and we prefer that place to reflect the person we’ve become, surrounded by dear friends. However, a large number of individuals ages 65 and older, 27 percent, according to the U.S Census, live alone.  

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Following the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality decision, many LGBT elders dared to believe that they could live out the remainder of their days in dignity, as full and equal citizens.
By Michael Adams, Robert Blancato and Jack Nadler

When Jack Phillips, owner of the Denver-based Masterpiece Cakeshop, told a young gay couple that he would not sell them a wedding cake because he has a religious objection to same-sex marriage, he set in motion a chain of events that led from an encounter in his bakeshop to a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Leadership in Aging
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Hurri­canes and wildfires have tested communities’ emergency readiness and ability to respond. The failure of these providers to be prepared, or to effectively implement procedures that would protect their frail, vulnerable populations, has resulted in serious health consequences, even death.

By Lori Smetanka and Beverley Laubert
Recent natural disasters exposed long-term-care facilities’ and com­­munity care systems’ levels of pre­­paredness to handle emergencies and protect their residents and patients. Hurri­canes and wildfires have tested communities’ emergency readiness and ability to respond. The failure of these providers to be prepared, or to effectively implement procedures that would protect their frail, vulnerable populations, has resulted in serious health consequences, even death.

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Jessica Bruder, 39, an adjunct professor in the New York–based Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, set out to write a book about a 21st century labor issue, chronicling itinerant workers who toil for companies like Amazon and other seasonal employers.

By Alison Biggar

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Policies that limit immigration could worsen existing shortages of direct care workers across long-term-care settings.

By Stephen Campbell
 

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