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John Feather: Beyond Addiction: How Older People are Forgotten in the Opioid Crisis

posted Wed, Jan 17, 2018   by The Huffington Post

In his latest blog for the Huffington Post, GIA CEO John Feather discusses how the opioid crisis affects people of all ages, but the needs of rural communities and older people are getting overlooked. How philanthropies can get involved.

AARP Purpose Prize: Nominations close March 6, 2018

posted Wed, Jan 3, 2018   by AARP

The AARP Purpose Prize is the only national award in the United States that celebrates people 50 and older who are using their life experience to make a difference. Through the Purpose Prize, AARP celebrates the creativity, innovation and inspiration that life experience brings. Each year, five winners receive $50,000 each to celebrate their achievements and broaden the scope of their work. Included within the AARP Purpose Prize is the Andrus Prize for Intergenerational Excellence, celebrating the legacy of AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who was an innovative educator and social change agent. It recognizes work that brings multiple generations together for a better community.

Alzheimer’s Impact on Rural Health is Prompting Innovation

posted Tue, Jan 2, 2018   by RAC Monitor

There is a compelling need for new models of care and caregiving for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias in rural places. Rural healthcare isn’t sitting back waiting for things to change in policy; instead they have been creating bold innovative solutions that are showing positive results and can be duplicated.


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