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Powerful Tools for Elder Economic Wellbeing

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Important New Resources for Funders

A "Conversations with GIA" webinar

Nearly 23 million older adults in the U.S. are economically insecure. As policymakers debate proposals that could scale back Medicare and Social Security benefits, this population may experience even more setbacks. How can funders who are interested in improving the lives of America’s seniors invest in economic security and their communities in manageable ways? What lessons can we learn regarding introducing new supportive tools and services into communities, and bringing these to scale? In this webinar, grantmakers learned about: a new holistic approach to economic security that involves a new way of thinking about service delivery at the community level; the Economic CheckUp, a new online consumer tool from the National Council on Aging (NCOA); the economic advantages of connecting seniors to these services, both for individuals and the broader community; and promising approaches to advocacy and the role that funders can play in these efforts. Speakers: Naomi Stanhaus, Program Consultant, The Retirement Research Foundation; and Ramsey Alwin, Senior Director, Economic Security, National Council on Aging. Special thanks to our sponsors, The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Retirement Research Foundation. Webinar date: October 29, 2013. Watch it at: https://youtu.be/NlmewbvOTTA.

 

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