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John Feather Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from NHCOA

posted Wed, Dec 13, 2017

John Feather, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Grantmakers In Aging (GIA), accepted the 2017 Ophelia Rinaldi Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Hispanic Council on Aging at its annual awards dinner in Washington, DC on December 12, 2017. The award recognizes Dr. Feather’s decades of work in philanthropy, gerontology, and education, his commitment to improving the lives of older people, and his past service on the board of the National Hispanic Council on Aging, which is the nation’s premier organization focused on improving the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers.

New Grants from The John A. Hartford Foundation

posted Thu, Dec 7, 2017   by The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees approved three new grants totaling $833,000 in December 2017 to disseminate evidence and tools that can improve cost and quality outcomes for older adults and to promote policies that strengthen the eldercare workforce. Project HOPE – The People-to-People Health Foundation: - Health Affairs – Publishing and Disseminating Lessons on Innovative Health Care Models for an Aging Population ($496,000 for two years) The Tides Center: Eldercare Workforce Alliance ($200,000 for two years) Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Continued Development of the Better Care Playbook ($137,000 for one year) For more detail, please click through to the Foundation's website.

4 States Awarded Pacesetter Price for Improvements in LTSS

posted Thu, Dec 7, 2017   by The SCAN Foundation

Leaders in the field of aging and disability have been recognized by The SCAN Foundation with the inaugural Pacesetter Prize. This award was given to state government leaders in Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Wisconsin for their work to improve the lives of older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers. The SCAN Foundation will host a webinar on December 14 at 12 PM ET in which the four winning states will come together to discuss their best practices and share their ideas for effective improvements. Register at http://bit.ly/2kxL7Ji. .

GIA Webinar: Age-Friendly Rural Transportation

posted Tue, Dec 5, 2017   by Grantmakers In Aging

Join GIA for this webinar on rural transportation on Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 at 2:00pm EST. Access to transportation is a rural imperative as it is a huge determining factor in aging well but transportation options in rural areas tend to be more limited. Transportation is critical for community engagement, independence, and self-determination; is key to combat isolation; supports economic security and volunteerism; provides access to healthcare and preventive services, nutrition and other social opportunities; and provides much needed support to caregivers. Moderator: John Feather, CEO Grantmakers In Aging. Panelists: Laura Mason, Program Officer, May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust; Andrew Levack, MPH, Senior Program Officer, St. David’s Foundation; and Amy St. Peter, Assistant Director, Maricopa Association of Governments. Click to learn more and to register.


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