Conference Highlights 2013
Grantmakers In Aging 2013 Annual Conference
Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) convened in October for its 2013 Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, a region, like many across U.S., experiencing a rapid upward shift in the age of its population.
The theme of the 2013 conference, Growing Up, Growing Older: Working Together for Better Communities, allowed experts and stakeholders from around the nation to present innovative approaches to building and maintaining age-friendly communities.
The challenges our communities face today range from affordable housing to access to fresh and healthful foods to planning for life after driving. The conference included 16 sessions that addressed these and many more issues relevant to meeting the needs of older adults who are aging in community, and helping them find their place as a powerful resource in that setting.
Click on the links below for a brief review of each presentation, PowerPoint presentations, ideas for funding, resources, and contact information.
- Best of the Kansas City Region: Working Together to Build Better Communities
- Building Better: Models and Tools to Design Age-Friendly Communities
- Building the Business Acumen of Community-based Aging and Disability Organizations
- Building a Social Movement and Communities that Honor Older Peoples' Preferences and Choices About Serious Chronic Illness
- Connect and Contribute: Tools to Increase Civic Engagement among Older Adults
- Family Caregiving: Publice and Private Sector Policies and Action
- GIA Diversity Award Presentation
- GIA Fellows: Meet Tomorrow's Leaders in Aging Today
- Landon Center on Aging at the University of Kansas Medical Center
- Palliative Care of the Future: Meeting the Needs of Older Adults
- Pemberton Park for Grandfamilies
- Strengthening Affordable Housing and Health Care Policies to Support Older Adults' Independence
- The Affordable Care Act: Local Implementation and its Impact on Diverse Elder Populations
- The Journey of Life: From Entrepreneur, Civic Leader to Philanthropist
- Transitions of Care and Health Information Technology: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Uniting Generations to Build Strong Communities