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GIA Annual Conference 2016

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Conference Presentations

The 2016 Annual Conference was a great success, living up to its theme: Climbing Higher: Working Together to Reach New Heights in Aging Philanthropy.  

With new participants and old friends in attendance, we learned from one another and enjoyed some excellent presentations. 

This year GIA will not produce a full Conference Highlights document, but instead is making all major presentations and handouts available for download on this page.

Major Presentations from the 2016 GIA Annual Conference

State of Aging 2016: by John Feather, PhD, CEO of GIA

Aging in Rural America: Creating a Sustainable Network to Improve the Experience by Allen Smart, MPH, MA, Vice President of Programs of Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

Addressing Older Adults' Social Determinants of Health by Robyn Golden, LCSW, Director of Health & Aging, Rush University Medical Center

New Horizons for Family Caregiving by Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute

Related: Recommendations from Families Caring for an Aging America caregiving report from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine  

Supporting Family Caregivers through Palliative Care by Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN, Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, City of Hope

New Options for Long-Term Care Financing by Gretchen Alkema, PhD, Vice President, Policy & Communications, The SCAN Foundation

Effective Strategies to Prevent and Respond to Elder Abuse by Susan Arthur, Association Director- Public Education, FINRA INvestor Education Foundation, and Emily Allen, Senior Vice President, Programs, AARP Foundation

Related: Recorded telephone scams from slide #3: click here to listen

Lessons Learned about Driving and Sustaining Change in Aging  based on work with the Atlantic Philanthropies’ Community Experience Partnership (CEP) 2006-2012, presented by Therese Ellery, Senior Program Officer, Rose Community Foundation; Lynn Haglin, MA, Vice President and KIDS PLUS Director, Northland Foundation; Terry Kaelber, MPA, Director, Community Engagement Projects, United Neighborhood Houses of New York; and Jennifer Crittenden, MSW, Assistant Director, Center on Aging, University of Maine. 

Related: Introduction and background presentation on the Community Experience Partnership

Related: Video on the Community Experience Partnership (Click here to view)

The Case for Financing Older America’s Long-Term Care Need by Anne Tumlimson, CO, Anne Tumlinson Innovations 

Financing Long-Term Services and Supports by Katherine Hayes, JD, Health Policy Director, Bipartisan Policy Center