Designing our Future (American Society on)
|Event Date/Time: Mar 08, 2001||End Date/Time: Mar 11, 2001|
Everyone talks about the future, but no one does anything about it.
In 2001, the first year of the new millennium and the first year of a new administration in Washington, the nation's two largest professional associations in aging--the American Society on Aging and The National Council on The Aging--come together to send a powerful message of our vision of the future. Our future is not the dot-com of commerce, but the dot-com of community.
In the current dot-com vision, the future of aging is anti-aging, a search for the fountain of youth. Reaping the rewards of the booming economy and the boomers, we will all grow healthier, wealthier and smarter--if not wiser--with our passing years. No one needs to talk about long-term care. And the best jobs are in high tech, not high touch.
In order to build healthy aging communities, while embracing the technological future, we need to connect the dots. Our call is for a celebration of aging that is vital, authentic and fully conscious, that fearlessly embraces all aspects of growing older--mind, body and spirit. It is a celebration of the commitment of the thousands of people who have dedicated decades of their professional lives to the caring professions, and a call to younger generations to join us in this valued work. It is a call for organizations to transform themselves to respond to the opportunities and challenges of the future.
Join ASA and NCOA in New Orleans in Designing Our Future@aging.community.