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Welcome to GIA's Webinar page, where you'll find information on GIA's own webinar series, "Conversations with GIA," as well as some webinars from our partners and members.

Interested in viewing a webinar you missed? Locate it in this list of archived webinars (or scroll down on this page), then click on the title to open a new page to read the description and view the recording.  

Monday, Oct 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT: Geriatric Emergency Departments: Past, Present, and Future Opportunities for Engagement
The Emergency Department (ED) is often the point of entry for older adults into the healthcare system, and plays a unique role in setting the trajectory of care for this rapidly growing and often vulnerable segment of the population. To that end, the ED is increasingly leveraged as the “front porch” bridging the community to health systems, and outpatient to inpatient care. This growing demand for senior-specific care in the ED has been recognized as a top priority by national geriatric and emergency medicine organizations starting with the endorsement of the 2014 Geriatric ED guidelines that outline recommendations for optimal geriatric emergency care. Additionally, The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) recently launched the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, organized around the four essentials -- or 4Ms -- of geriatric care: what Matters to the patient, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility. GEDs are synergistic with the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative in that its goal is to enable emergency care redesign in an age-friendly manner incorporating all 4Ms. In partnership, JAHF and West Health are currently supporting efforts focused on education and training of an interdisciplinary GED workforce, expanding the evidence base on the impact of GEDs, and capacity building to help spread and sustain GEDs throughout the nation. During this webinar, we will provide an overview of different ways in which organizations can get involved in helping improve ED care for older adults, specifically in areas related to education and training, research, and capacity building. Speakers: Kelly Ko, PhD, Principal Investigator, West Health Institute, and Marcus Escobedo, MPA, Sr. Program Officer and Communications Director, The John A. Harford Foundation. Moderator: John Feather, PhD, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging. Register https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2892482333780038147

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018, 2:00-3:00PM EST: Dementia Friendly Wisconsin: Connecting Through Memory Cafes and Libraries
Community stakeholders, funders, academic institutions and public health agencies in Wisconsin are working together to foster dementia friendly communities. Two promising programs, the Fox Valley Memory Project and the Bridges Library Memory Project are working to provide supportive environments to people living with dementia and their family members. Speakers will share their journey towards implementing and scaling these initiatives in their communities and will offer guidance and ideas about bringing these models to your own community. Speakers: Angela Meyers is the Coordinator of Youth and Inclusive Services at the Bridges Library System in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Meyers coordinates the Library Memory Project which consists of 13 libraries across three counties partnering to offer memory cafes and educational opportunities to those living with memory loss and their care partners. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (2002) and a Master of Library & Information Science degree (2008) from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Since retiring from teaching, she has continued to do research with students and faculty on various issues related to dementia. In 2012, she co-founded Fox Valley Memory Project (FVMP) which aims to create a dementia inclusive community in northeast Wisconsin. She serves on FVMP committees, volunteers at one of its memory cafes, and coordinates the memory cafe chorus. She is currently writing a book about dementia inclusive communities. Thanks to Bader Philanthropies for supporting this webinar. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1875545129379442435


Archived Webinars

"Creating an Age-friendly State: Conversations with GIA" 

Age Friendly Workforce: Preparing the Workforce to Care for Us as We Age: "Conversations with GIA"

Reframing Aging: Organizational Adoption and Integration

Complex Care: Funding Big Problems on a Small Budget

Experienced Helping Hands: Engaging Older Volunteers to Serve Children & Youth: Conversations with GIA

Reframing Aging: Research-Based Messaging Strategies for Aging Advocates & Communicators

When Hospitals Deliver More than Health Care

Social Isolation: Impact & Age-Friendly Interventions

Pay for Success: A Tool to Finance & Support Successful Aging: Conversations with GIA

A Conversation with Dr. Atul Gawande

Caregiving: What Communities Need to Know

Age-Friendly Communities & Rural America: The Transportation Challenge

Meet ACL Administrator Lance Robertson: Conversations with GIA

Better Care for Complex Needs: Priorities for the Field

Hope and Help for Those Facing Alzheimer’s Disease: New Developments in Research, Care, Support and Prevention

2017 Hurricane Season: The Effect on Older Adults & What Funders Should Know: Conversations with GIA

Measure Something, Evaluation for Everybody: Conversations with GIA

Supporting Age-Friendly Efforts at the State/Regional Level

Meeting the Health Needs of Rural Elderly: Making Use of Interactive Data Resources to Improve Health: Conversations with GIA

New Models for Senior Transportation: The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Conversations with GIA

Purposeful Aging: A Model for a New Life Course

Family Caregiving: New Horizons for Caring Across America

Fostering Dementia Friendly Communities

Improving Health Outcomes for Seniors in Rural Communities: Conversations with GIA

Age-Friendly Communities: The Economic Case: Conversations with GIA

Holocaust Survivors: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Aging in Place

Elder Economic Disparity: The Problem and Workable Approaches - "Conversations With GIA"

The Age Strong™ Initiative: A Private-Philanthropic Partnership Helping Grantmakers Increase Impact - "Conversations with GIA"

Reimagining Oral Healthcare for Our Nation's Seniors

Supporting Family Caregivers: A Look at State and National Trends - "Conversations with GIA."

Making Elder Justice a Reality: The Federal and Philanthropic Perspectives - "Conversations with GIA."

Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Older Adults - Co-sponsored by Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers in Health

Intergenerational Solutions for Building Stronger Communities

Strengthening the Gerontological Workforce - "Conversations with GIA"

Better Transportation for Older Adults

Making a Difference in Addressing the Graying of HIV and AIDS - "Conversations with GIA"

AFCC Program Strategies and Implementation – A Government Perspective

Lessons Learned in Rural Age-Friendly Communities

Helping seniors age in place: A collaboration between a local foundation, Habitat for Humanity & AARP - "Conversations with GIA"

Finding the Best Lead Agency to Make Your Community Age-Friendly

Supporting Military/Veteran Caregivers: An Aging Services Perspective - "Conversations with GIA"

Homelessness and Aging - "Conversations with GIA"

ReFraming Aging: Understanding and Changing the Way Americans Think about Aging - "Conversations with GIA"

Future of Nursing - "Conversations with GIA"

Sustainable Changes to Make Your Community Age-Friendly: What’s Possible?

Engaging decision-makers for a more sustainable Age-friendly City and Community

Age-Friendly Communities:  Which Government and Planning Organizations Should You Choose As Collaborators?

Financing Innovation - The LeverAge Program and GIA's Partnership Role - "Conversations with GIA"

Strategies and Tactics for Selling the Benefits of an Age-Friendly Community

Aging and Mental Health - "Conversations with GIA"

The Scaling Marketplace: A New Strategy Helping Funders Seeking to Achieve Large-Scale Impact - "Conversations with GIA."

How Our Eyes Age: The Impact on Everyday Life - "Conversations with GIA."

Connecting Generations Through Documentary and Intergenerational Tech Training - "Conversations with GIA."

How Do I Know What’s Right For My Community? Evidence of Effective and Replicable Age-Friendly Interventions

EngAGEment Initiative: Living Beyond Expectations - Shaping Communities for Living Longer

Why Create an Age-friendly Community? Evidence of Health and Community Improvements from Around the US - "Conversations with GIA." 

Building the Business Acumen of Community-Based Organizations for Successful Health Care Partnerships - "Conversations with GIA."

Political Environment of Age-Friendliness - "Conversations with GIA."

On Your Team - How Older Adults View Team Care and the Medical Home

Working Collaboratively to Prevent Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation - "Conversations with GIA."

Building Resilience: Older Adults, Disasters and Philanthropy - "Conversations with GIA."

Longevity is Power…Economic Power - "Conversations with GIA."

SECF EngAGEment: Bracing for the Silver Tsunami

Training the Aging Services Field to Provide LGBT-Culturally Competent Care - "Conversations with GIA."

Smashing Silos in Philanthropy: The Benefits of Multi-issue Advocacy and Organizing

The Social and Economic Value of Senior Entrepreneurship: an EngAGEment Webinar from the Southeastern Council of Foundations

Scaling-Up: Connecting Effective Nonprofits to Capital: Part 2

Scaling-Up: Connecting Effective Nonprofits to Capital: Part 1

Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to Diverse Older People - "Conversations with GIA"

Medicare at a Crossroads

Addressing the Health Needs of LGBT Elders

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Powerful Tools for Elder Economic Wellbeing: Important New Resources for Funders - "Conversations with GIA."

Strange Partnerships: Bringing Together New Resources to Meet Critical Community Needs - "Conversations with GIA"

Advanced Old Age in America: What Can We Count On?

Department of Housing and Urban Development's Policy Priority on Housing and Services: Senior Housing Strategies

The Retirement Income Crisis and Social Security: Creating Story-Warriors to Win the Fight - "Conversations With GIA"

The Transformational Power of the Arts in Healthy Aging -"Conversations With GIA"

Finding New Roles and Purpose for the Aging Network in the Age of Managed Long Term Care Services and Supports - "Conversations With GIA"

Alzheimer's: Hope for the Future: New Developments in Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

New Engines for a New Economy: Advancing 50+ Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship - "Conversations with GIA"

The Elements of Age- and Ability-Friendly Communities (Part 1)

Philanthropy Building Age- and Ability-Friendly Communities (Part 2)

Social Impact Bonds: A Model for Aligning Investment, Risk, and Outcomes - "Conversations with GIA"

Aspire Arkansas – A Statewide Indicators Report. Part of the webinar series from the Southeast Council of Foundations

Elder Abuse: How Funders Can Make a Difference

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Fostering Community Support

Perspectives from a Foundation and a Nonprofit - A Real World Example: Collaboration between Agencies in the Aging Space

Building a Movement to Transform Advanced Illness Care

Does Aging Really Count? The Plough Foundation Tells Its Story

Making Communities Age-Friendly

The Sequester: What 8% Automatic Cuts Would Mean for Aging Programs

The Boomer Explosion: A Creative Look at Aging and Communities

Tapping Mature Talent

Insights on Intergenerational Community Building - an EngAGEment webinar

The Cottages

Changes at the Administration on Aging: Impact on the Aging and Disability Networks

Diverse Elder Communities: Challenging Issues, Innovative Responses - "Conversations with GIA" 

Who Cares for Older Adults, and Who Improves and Teaches that Care? Workforce Implications for an Aging Society

Advanced Planning for Regular People

More with Less: Developing Innovative State-level Programs to Serve Older Persons in the Community

The Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act and the Federal Budget on Aging Programs: Why Philanthropy Should Care


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