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NASW Staff Attend a Congressional Briefing on Strengthening the Rights of Older People

On Monday, July 25, NASW staff attended a congressional briefing on Strengthening the Rights of Older People held at the Dirksen Senate Building.  The Briefing was led by the International Federation on Ageing in collaboration with the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People and hosted by the Senate Committee on Aging.  Speakers called for recognition of the rights ... Read More »

Join the Administration on Aging for a Webinar Series on Social Media as a Retirement Tool

Webinar Series on Social Media:  A Retirement Tool for the 21st Century In recent years, social media has added new dimensions to the resource tools available for retirement planning and ways to protect assets once in retirement.  To shed light on how social media can be incorporated in developing a sustainable retirement plan, the Administration on Aging (AoA) and the ... Read More »

National Family Caregiver Award

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is helping to sponsor a family caregiver award competition. What is truly noteworthy about this award is that the winner receives $10,000 so please consider nominating a family caregiver(s).  To nominate a family caregiver click here: Family Caregiver Award. Nominations will be accepted through July 29th. The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers ... Read More »

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011, is the 6th Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) – an international effort in support of the United Nation’s International Plan of Action on Ageing acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue.  The Administration on Aging (AoA) is honored to once again publicly observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, ... Read More »

Award for Senior Center Field Research

The National Institute of Senior Centers announces its twentieth annual cheapest viagra on line Research Award to recognize outstanding research in the senior center field. Submission deadline is by close of business day Friday, May 27, 2011. Only research published after January 1, 2009-including journal articles, dissertations, books, and other research documents — pertaining to the administration, operation, or programming ... Read More »

Suggestions for Upcoming NASW Webinars

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NASW Advocates for Change as Member of Hospice And Palliative Care Coalition

Coalition provides national leadership to assure a range of service options for patients & families affected by serious or life-limiting illnesses NASW recently expanded its long-standing advocacy for hospice and palliative care by joining the Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (HPCC), founded in 2001. Together with the other six coalition members (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Center to ... Read More »

Q&A Elder Abuse Webinar Specialty Practice Sections

Excerpts below are from the NASW Specialty Practice Sections (SPS) live webinar on elder abuse. SPS members can download the on demand audio recording or read the transcript by visiting the NASW Section page for details. CE credit is also available. Q: …Minimum age for elder abuse? A: In Ohio for example it is age 60, but other states have ... Read More »

NASW announces the release of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults

NASW is pleased to announce the release of the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults, designed to enhance social work practice with family caregivers of older adults and to help the public understand the role of professional social work in supporting family caregivers. The standards were developed as part of Professional Partners Supporting Family ... Read More »

President Obama Signs National Hospice Month Proclamation

President Obama declared November 2010 as National Hospice Month.  Here is more information from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. For Immediate Release: November 1, 2010President Obama Signs National Hospice Month Proclamation as the Hospice Community Works to Better Serve Veterans at Life’s End (Alexandria, Va) – In a proclamation issued from the White House, President Obama declared November ... Read More »