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NYTimes: America's homeless getting older

posted Tue, May 31, 2016

The New York Times reports that there were 306,000 people over 50 living on the streets in 2014, the most recent data available, a 20 percent jump since 2007, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. They now make up 31 percent of the nation’s homeless population.

RWJ Opportunity: Managing Director, Leadership for Better Health

posted Tue, May 31, 2016

Job opportunity at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Reporting to the senior vice president for Programs, the managing director, Leadership for Better Health, will specifically lead the newly refined set of four change leadership programs designed to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health, including: Health Policy Research Scholars, Clinical Scholars Program, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, and Culture of Health Leaders. Core to the Foundation’s mission, these programs support the development of diverse health care leaders as well as leaders from other sectors who can help build health into our communities and the nation as a whole. Additionally, the managing director will cultivate relationships with the business sector to engage and empower business leaders in championing a Culture of Health.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Fdn healthy nutrition grants

posted Fri, May 20, 2016   by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has awarded $202,950 in new ‘Healthy Food for Every Age’ grants to 22 not-for-profit initiatives in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The funded programs are designed to help older adults eat better and stay connected to their communities through community garden, cooking, and nutrition programs. Grant awards are renewable for one additional year. These new grants bring the total amount of Healthy Food Fund grants awarded in 2015-2016 to more than $1.6 million.

Cambia Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program in Journal of Palliative Medicine

posted Mon, May 16, 2016   by Journal of Palliative Medicine

A special report by 10 physicians and nurses of the inaugural cohort of Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program was accepted and published in the recent issue of Journal of Palliative Medicine, “The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Project Summaries from the Inaugural Scholar Cohort.” The report highlights background, aims and results to date of 10 innovative palliative-care projects.

Nominate: Archstone Award for Excellence in Program Innovation

posted Fri, May 13, 2016   by Archstone Foundation

The Aging & Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association will accept nominations for the 2016 Archstone Award for Excellence in Program Innovation. The award was established in 1997 to identify best practice models in the field of health and aging, and to provide recognition and an opportunity to highlight the work at the annual meetings of the American Public Health Association. The winner is expected to attend the 144th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver, Colorado, October 29 – November 2, 2016, at a special Aging & Public Health Section Award Session and attend the awards ceremony. In recognition of this achievement, and to assist with the travel expenses, the winning organization will receive a $500 cash award.

The Health Foundation graduates Health Leadership Fellows

posted Thu, May 5, 2016   by Meredith Sheline

Thirty-six leaders from health-related and safety net organizations across western and central New York graduated from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York Health Leadership Fellows program at an event Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY.

New coalition brings community organizations together to make Englewood age-friendly

posted Wed, May 4, 2016   by The Bergen Record, online at: NorthJersey.com

Questions in the surveys include asking about seniors’ living situations, issues and challenges affecting their neighborhoods, finding out what services, transportation, health and wellness, arts and entertainment and public spaces they currently use. "They want to have services as they get older," said Sharma. "They don’t drive, but don’t want to be isolated. They want to have a social life, so we’re figuring out what people want and what’s already available."

Gary and Mary West Fdtn supports new geriatric ER

posted Wed, May 4, 2016   by San Diego Union-Tribune

An emergency unit being planned for UC San Diego’s Thornton Hospital will be the first in the region to focus solely on seniors, a group whose sheer numbers and complex medical needs are expected to strain available resources as the baby boom generation reaches retirement age, the San-Diego Union-Tribune reports. An $11.8 million grant from the Gary and Mary West Foundation is making the university’s project possible and signals a new, deeper geriatrics research collaboration between UC San Diego and the West Health Institute, which has recently tightened its focus on aging issues.

Milken Institute report: The Future of Aging: Realizing the Potential of Longevity

posted Mon, May 2, 2016   by the Milken Institute on the Future of Aging

This report, from the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, offers reflections from top thought leaders, and members of the Institute's Advisory Board, on the potential created by greater longevity and the best ways to realize it. In the words of chairman Paul Irving, "We envision a future that advances public health, creates age-friendly homes and communities, enables lifelong learning, work, and entrepreneurship, and promotes purposeful engagement and volunteerism."

Next Avenue: Why so few age-friendly cities?

posted Mon, May 2, 2016   by Next Avenue

This article from Next Avenue quotes John Feather, Ruth Finkelstein, and Paul Irving on the challenges to creating age-friendly cities and the strategies that succeed.

 

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