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GIA launches new members-only portal

posted Fri, Jan 29, 2016

GIA is proud to announce the opening of our new members-only portal. The portal provides GIA members with access to the new members-only section, with a member directory and other resources. If you are a GIA member, you should have received an email with temporary credentials. Learn more.

GIA on HuffPost: Sustainable grantmaking for age-friendly communities

posted Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Foundations, government agencies, corporate giving programs, social venture groups, and individual philanthropists are working to ensure that, when they make a grant, it includes ideas, structures, and often, partnerships to help ensure that the supported work will last, write co-authors John Feather and Jenny Campbell in this Huffington Post blog. Funding sustainable age-friendly community work A good example of this kind of sustainable grantmaking can be found in the field of age-friendly community development.

NY Times: Where are the geriatricians?

posted Tue, Jan 26, 2016   by New York Times

Geriatrics is one of the few medical specialties in the United States that is contracting even as the need increases, ranking at the bottom of the list of specialties that internal medicine residents choose to pursue. “One of the greatest stories of the 20th century was that we doubled the life expectancy of adults,” said Terry Fulmer, president of the John A. Hartford Foundation, which funds programs to improve the care of older adults. “Now we need to make sure we have all the supports in place to assure not just a long life but a high quality of that long life.”

John A. Hartford Fdtn new program director is Rani Snyder

posted Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Rani Snyder will join the Foundation in March as the new Program Director. She previously worked at the Donald W. Reynold Foundation

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: "Elder justice dangles within reach"

posted Tue, Jan 19, 2016   by Sarasota Herald Tribune

"I know she steals my silverware, but at least she comes every day." Terry Fulmer, president of the John A. Hartford Foundation, quoted these words of her former patient in a Grantmakers in Aging webinar this week, "Making Elder Justice a Reality." The poignant mix of vulnerability and pragmatism at work here is no doubt familiar to a lot of elders and their caregivers, and it illustrates the difficulty of finally doing something meaningful about the complex problem of elder abuse. Joining her in the talk was Kathy Greenlee, U.S. assistant secretary for aging and a passionate advocate for raising the profile of elder abuse.

Elder Economic Security, How Grantmakers Can Help

posted Thu, Jan 14, 2016   by Elder Economic Security: How Grantmakers Can Help to Increase Economic Security for Older Americans PRESENTED BY Copyright 2015

How can Grantmakers help to increase economic security for older Americans? A new booklet from the Grantmakers In Aging initiative on economic security has been created to address that very question. Contained within is an overview of the economic status of older Americans, and tools for how grantmakers can improve elder economic security in their communities and across the country.

Creating a Sustainable Network for the Rural Aging Movement

posted Thu, Jan 14, 2016

To improve the experience of rural aging, Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) is launching an important new initiative titled Creating a Sustainable Network for the Rural Aging Movement -- a three-year project aimed at developing ways to connect and support key players concerned with rural aging, share knowledge, and expand the resources and services available to older adults in rural areas. The project is supported by a three-year grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

Americans need to start seeing elder abuse as a problem that must be tackled

posted Wed, Jan 13, 2016   by The Columbus Dispatch

Elder abuse remains low on the list of public priorities, according to a new FrameWorks Institute report. Despite breakthroughs in state and federal funding for elder-abuse prevention, elder abuse as an issue isn't likely to gain much traction until Americans start seeing it as real problem that can be tackled through new policies and collective action. The report goes on to highlight the gap between how experts in the field and the public think about elder abuse and what can be done about it.

 

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