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Grantmakers In Aging 2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 conference, Soaring into the Future: Seeking New Horizons in Aging and Philanthropy, brought together experts and stakeholders with innovative approaches to delivering on this agenda.

We couldn’t have had a more fitting backdrop than our nation’s capital as we marked the 80th anniversary of the creation of Social Security, and the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act. In a diverse array of sessions, we explored the best approaches to keeping older adults independent and living in their own homes and communities, how to become more effective advocates, how to better use technology to serve older adults—and we even danced! There was much more, of course, in the sessions, and in valuable time set aside for networking.

The links below provide a brief review of the presentations, PowerPoints, ideas for funding, resources, and contact information. Many thanks to The SCAN Foundation, whose support helped make this online resource possible.

Behavioural Health & Rurality Issues

Building Age-friendly Communities

Building Business Skills in Community Organizations

Building on the Affordable Care Act

Dignity for Older Adults & Their Caregivers

Federal Policy & the Path Forward

GIA Diversity Award 2015

GIA Fellows: The Next Generation of  Thought Leaders in Aging

Health Policy Advocates

Home-based Primary Care

Home and Community-based Services

Iona Senior Services Site Visit

Keys to Economic Security

Oral Health Gaps for Older Adults

Reframing Aging

The Age of Creativity

The Phillips Collection Site Visit

Using Technology to Support Seniors

What's Keeping You Up at Night

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