ASA's Eight Interest Groups

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Members can choose one of the following eight groups free of charge and can add additional groups for only $20 each.

Business Forum on Aging. Members can connect with business colleagues through BFA, a unique business-to-business network focused on understanding the characteristics of the mature market and the needs of employers as the work-force ages.

Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging. FORSA focuses on the search for a sense of meaning and value in later life. The forum is a nondenominational and multidisciplinary community interested in religious and spiritual support for older adults.

Healthcare and Aging Network. HAN brings together professionals working to promote innovative approaches to healthcare for older adults. Members represent a variety of settings including physician groups; hospitals, healthcare systems and health plans; long-term care; care/case management; and organizations involved in coordinating or integrating Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network. LGAIN provides a forum for the exchange of information about research, practice and policy relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. LGAIN brings together professionals in the field, as well as LGBT elders, to advocate for the needs of this underserved population. The network welcomes all concerned individuals without regard to sexual orientation. …