American Society on Aging (ASA)

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Headquarters Location: San Francisco, CA
Founded: 1954


Mission: The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.


Tags: aging, professional, services, leadership, diversity, work skills, older adults, elder care, caregivers, advocacy, education, business, 2011


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Story: Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve… Read the full story.

Expert Reviews: Evidence of Impact
The American Society on Aging has been effective in establishing a collaborative atmosphere among professionals in the sector. It has also been effective in raising awareness about issues facing elder populations.
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Leadership
American-society-on-aging-asa Robert Stein. Based in San Francisco, ASA’s professional staff are led by ASA’s President & CEO, Bob Stein. ASA offers professional education, outstanding publications and online information and training resources that are nationally recognized. The breadth and depth of information available from ASA's conference, webinars and publications, and the diversity of perspective and experience that characterizes ASA’s membership, are unmatched by any… See full bio.


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Financial Data
Total Revenue:
$2,836,962


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Contact Info
E-Mail:
info AT asaaging.org
Phone:
415-974-9600
Address:
71 Stevenson St Ste 1450
 
San Francisco, CA 94105, USA


American-society-on-aging-asa Story: Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.

Expert Reviews of American Society on Aging (ASA)

Evidence of Impact Summary:

The American Society on Aging has been effective in establishing a collaborative atmosphere among professionals in the sector. It has also been effective in raising awareness about issues facing elder populations.
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Organization Strengths Summary:

The major strengths of the American Society on Aging are its diverse membership outreach, its focus on education and collaboration, and its leadership and staff.
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Areas for Improvement Summary:

Experts have voiced some concerns over the sustainability of this organization and the cost and focus of its programs.
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Expert Comments: Evidence of Impact

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Broad Multidisciplinary Focus

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This is the aging organization with the broader multidisciplinary focus.

Strong Leadership

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ASA demonstrates leadership in many areas of aging. They have been working for several years in addressing the area of brain health and cognitive fitness among older adults - a special niche area well before its time.

Respected Name in the Field

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ASA has a long history in the field and has provided a breadth of vision and appreciation of diversity and inclusion.
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ASA has been the leading organization on aging services for over 50 years.
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ASA is the leading national organization for aging services and education and collaboration for program administrators.
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Gerontologists, social scientists, and researchers in the field of aging appear to find the organization's work to be of value.

Great Forum for Discourse on Aging

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ASA is a great place to discuss any issues about aging with not only practitioners but also researchers.

Effective Outreach Programs

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It is a national organization that provides a national conference that provides state of the art information to senior organizations.
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The American Society on Aging began as the Western Gerontological Society, an offshoot of the Gerontological Society. As it reinvents itself, it takes pride in its ability to stage good conferences and to disseminate good periodicals such as GENERATIONS.
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They are good at gathering and sharing information and education on all aspects of aging on a national scale. They also contribute to advocacy efforts designed to create positive change, in particular with their national conference and national publications.
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They have excellent educational materials, a commitment to diversity, and great connections to the aging community nationally.
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This organization has been innovative in supporting new areas of aging. The business and aging area has been especially important.
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They provide access to practitioners, academics and older persons to the broad field of aging. The major conference on aging in the nation is a major product of this organization.

Fostered Collaboration Among Professionals

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They are the largest organization of professionals in the field of aging, and they bring together many viewpoints on relevant issue area as well as a major source of professional development and education for the field.
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This organization has played a significant role in educating professionals in the field of aging. It also provides a fertile ground for collaboration
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This is the best multidisciplinary group in aging. It brings together people that no other groups can match.

Excellent Educational Materials & Support

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Their training conference is first-rate.

Maintain Relevance

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They are the best example of embracing diversity. They are a great example of an organization maintaining its relevance and intentionally broadening its mission.

Leader in Future of Aging

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They are a leader in looking at the future of aging.


Expert Comments: Organization Strengths

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Great Collaboration and Partnerships

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It brings together people and issues that would not otherwise come together.

Strong Leadership and Staff

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They play a leadership role in the community and maintain a competent staff.
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They have strong leadership and a strong commitment of professionals in the field.
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This organization has made major leadership changes that have made it even more effective as a national organization. Its annual meeting has been a wonderful meeting ground for community practitioners, educators, researchers and policy makers.

Clear Focus

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Their focus is on education and research. They have developed a dynamic and interactive annual conference with over 3000 attendees. Their regular webinars have been timely and well thought out.
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Their main focus is education and training, and they accomplish this well through conferences, journals, and newsletters as well as web-based opportunities.

Good Training

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ASA provides many trainings for members so members can be able to refresh and improve their knowledge about aging issues.

Effective Outreach Programs

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The national conference, Aging in America, is a focal point for cross disciplinary information exchange and networking.
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They provide regional opportunities for dialogue and an effective national conference. They also provide great opportunities for partnerships - corporate and nonprofit.

Good Research

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Research appears to be their strong interest.

Great Forum for Discourse on Aging

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It is a good place for ideas to be heard and developed.

Wide Member Base

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It has a wide and diverse base of membership that considers preventative strategies to enhance the health, well-being, and independence of older Americans. Also, they have focused on elder abuse prevention as a recent initiative.

Emphasis on Diversity

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ASA has a strong emphasis on ethnic diversity - in its content and leadership. They also have a progressive outlook that has given a place for the LGBT aging community to flourish. They care deeply about under-served aging communities.

Strong Board Members

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They have wonderful Board of Directors.

Good Programs

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They offer great education programs and volunteer leadership.

Large Group

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They are the biggest group in aging overall.


Expert Comments: Areas for Improvement

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Consistent Funding

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It needs a more stable funding base.
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They should improve development of fundraising capacity.

Expensive Programs

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Their conference registration is expensive.

More Focus on Greater Issues

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They need more of a focus on the practical side of aging and how we will handle the boomer wave over the next 10 years. They often seem to cater to academic interests.
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Over time it grew larger than NCOA or GSA, regrettably making itself all things to all possible donors and constituencies.
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There could be a greater focus on addressing ageism as a root cause for elder abuse and other social and health problems impacting older Americans.

More Time to Develop

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The organization has a very aggressive membership, diversity, and educational platform that will take a few years to fully establish.

Higher Visibility

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They are not as visible to those of us who manage service and healthcare organizations, as they are to individuals in the field of social work, public policy, and gerontology.

More Independence

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They are too beholden to proprietary organizations

Continuous Flow of Membership

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They need help in continuing to growth their membership in this difficult economy.

More Programs

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This organization should continue its awards program in business and aging and needs assistance in supporting this recognition program. Its regional education programs need to be expanded and supported.

Lost Grounds in Social Justice

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Other than that, the organization has lost ground in areas dear to my heart such as social justice under its current leadership.

Improve Leadership

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They have poor professional leadership

Attract More Support & Produce More Research

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They could be more of an influencer by attracting more powerhouse influencers and producing more research.


Leadership

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Robert Stein
President and CEO
Based in San Francisco, ASA’s professional staff are led by ASA’s President & CEO, Bob Stein. ASA offers professional education, outstanding publications and online information and training resources that are nationally recognized. The breadth and depth of information available from ASA's conference, webinars and publications, and the diversity of perspective and experience that characterizes ASA’s membership, are unmatched by any other professional organization in the field.

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