ASA Washington, DC Roundtable - Ending Ageism & Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate

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2801 14th Street, NW
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ASA Washington, DC Roundtable - Ending Ageism & Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate

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ASA Washington, DC Roundtable - Ending Ageism & Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:30 am – 10:30 am


Community Room
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
2801 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
This location is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station - Green Line

Our April 18 Greater Washington Roundtable program will feature a presentation by Bob Stein, President & CEO of the American Society on Aging. This collaborative, two-year project of the Frameworks Institute in Washington, DC, ASA and seven other aging organizations [*], reaffirmed that as Americans live longer and healthier lives, it's essential that society adjust both its attitudes toward aging and its systems that support and shape wellbeing in later life.  

Understanding this, ASA partnered with seven peer organizations, nine forward-thinking funders [**], and the FrameWorks Institute [***] to figure out how to reframe aging. The findings and recommendations are now available to the field in a new toolkit, Gaining Momentum.  Bob will share the results and describe how to start working with Gaining Momentum Toolkit, which is available without cost to the field, thanks to the financial support of our nine funders. You can find these resources here:

In our youth-obsessed culture, aging is primarily understood as a personal fate to avoid, not a social issue that demands a public response. The Toolkit, training videos and web seminars have been designed to help advocates, like you, change the conversation on aging, trigger public thinking towards sparking dialogue, shift perceptions, and build support for necessary policy changes.


Barbara S Hoenig, MPH

Senior Consultant to CVS Health
Mature Workers & Workforce  Initiatives
Chair, ASA Business Forum on Aging 
and Washington, DC Roundtable


Bob Stein, CAE, MBA
American Society on Aging


* COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS: The American Society on Aging, American Federation for Aging Research, The American Geriatrics Society, AARP, Grantmakers in Aging, The Gerontological Society of America, National Hispanic Council on Aging, and the National Council on Aging. 

** FUNDERS PROVIDING GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR THE PROJECT INCLUDE: The Retirement Research Foundation, Archstone Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, Endowment for Health, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and The SCAN Foundation. 



All ASA members and individuals interested in ASA membership are welcome at this free event.

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