Aging in America Conference Insights

Last week, I attended the American Society on Aging’s annual conference “Aging in America” (http://www.asaging.org/aia), a national event attended by thousands of professionals and experts that showcased trends, innovations and best practices related to critical issues in the field of aging. The conference offered more than 500 sessions (you read that correctly – more than 500 sessions) on subjects, such as business and aging, care giving, creativity and lifelong learning programs, home and community, housing accessibility and technology, LGBTQ aging, mental health and aging, multicultural aging, physical health and aging and spirituality and religion. Nearly every issue in our field was represented.

I thoroughly enjoyed the three days I spent there and am looking forward to sharing my take-aways with you over the next several weeks. In the meantime, just one quick fact: Did you know that in 1900, there were about 3.1 million folks over the age of 65, and in 2010, there were more 40,000,000? No wonder there are so many people are now interested in this field!

More to come…stay tuned.

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