Aging Today July–August 2019




are two years and begin in March 2020; nominations will be accepted through Aug. 30, 2019. ASA is looking for candidateswith the following skill sets: an ability to ad- vance collaborations and strategic allianc- es; an ability to help grow ASA’s financial resources, including by connecting ASA with foundation and corporate donors and supporters; finance and accounting exper- tise; and marketing and social media ex- pertise. Please visit unteer-leadership-center#Board-of-Direc tors for more information. Continuing and expanding its educational offerings, ASA has a new course, through its collaboration with the University of Southern California’s renowned Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. The five- week curriculum, running Aug. 26–Sept. 27, will explain advanced concepts and ‘I love to witness this level of engagement, which bodes well for ASA’s future, and the future of older adults.’ The ASA−USC Collaboration Connection challenges that the unprecedented aging of our population presents; please visit ing-society-course-description for com- plete information on course content and to enroll. This newonline course will earn members a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Concepts in an Aging Society, and is available exclusively to ASA mem- bers, for $500. While at the Conference, I met some at- tendees who were eager to know when, where and at which hotel we would hold the next Aging in America Conference: 2020 Aging in America will be held in Atlanta, March 24–27, and our headquar- ters hotel is the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. ASA is nowwelcoming all proposals for Conference sessions; and both ASA mem- bers and non-members can submit pro- posals for consideration (go to www.asag ). Sessions include 90-minute symposiums; 60-minute workshops; 60- minute informal peer group−facilitated discussions; poster sessions; morning ex- ercise sessions; and film or video sessions, all under a plethora of topic categories. Non-members will receive a one-year ASA membershipwhen registering for the Con- ference as a presenter. Registration fees are due Dec. 9, 2019, in order to confirm ses- sions—the earlier the registration, the bet- ter the price break! I look forward to seeing you all in the sunny South! n Today articles and to guest commentar- ies, which present the opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of the American Society on Aging. Letters should be no more than 350 words long. We also welcome ideas for articles you would like to see in future issues of Aging Today .  mail Aging Today, “Letters” 575 Market St., Suite 2100 San Francisco, CA 94105-2869  fax (415) 974-0300  e-mail 2020 Aging in America Heads to Atlanta! WRITE TO US We welcome your responses both to Aging

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support their registration fees and travel expenses. Sarah is a clinical assistant pro- fessor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and coordinates its Gerontology Resources and the Aging Community in Education (GRACE) Pro- gram. The GRACE Program seeks to attract more social workers into geriatrics by providing intensive internship experi- ences, educational enrichment and stu- dent funding. More professionals in the field of aging services should be as dedicated as Sarah to attracting and fostering young profes- sionals on their path in the field of aging. Watch for an article on Sarah, her com- mitment to the field and her students in the Sept.–Oct. issue of Aging Today . In June, we announced our call for 2020 ASA Board nominations, so please consid- er nominating either someone you know who would be great for board service, or nominating yourself. To serve on the ASABoard, youmust be an ASA member and retain your member- ship throughout your Board service. ASA Board members provide governance to the organization, carry out ASA’s mission, gain resources for the organization, safeguard its assets andensure its future. Board terms Call for Board Nominations NowOpen

By Karyne Jones | ASA Board Chair I want to take this chance to thank the volunteers, the ASA

Board of Directors and the intrepid ASA staff for hosting an amazing 2019 Aging in America Conference. I tried to pop into as many ses-

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sions as was humanly possible, where I saw members who were incredibly en- gaged, smaller sessions that were jam- packed, standing-roomonly andmembers who stayed long after sessions ended to pepper presenters with questions. I’d also like to note that during our April 14 ASA Board of Directors meeting in New Or- leans, we approved a new strategic plan for fiscal years 2020 through 2024. I love to witness this level of engage- ment, which bodes well for both ASA’s future, and the future of older adults. So my thanks, too, go to our ASA members and their intense desire to gain new infor- mation they can take back to their com- munities to help the elders they serve. Another particularly inspirational part of the Conference for mewas to again see Sarah Swords, who since 2015 has brought about 10 of her students to the Conference, via applying for grants to

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