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AARP Blog: Good Age-friendly Ideas Have No Borders

posted Fri, Mar 30, 2018   by AARP Blog

The ASA Chairs’ Lecture, and one of the conference’s first sessions, featured Stephanie Firestone, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for AARP International, along with four renowned experts on age friendly issues. Moderated by John Feather, CEO of Grant Makers in Aging, the distinguished panel identified best practices and lessons learned from how other countries are implementing ways to create age-friendly communities.

Webinar 4/19: When Hospitals Deliver More than Health Care

posted Fri, Mar 30, 2018

How do health systems translate understanding about the social determinants of health into action and impact? ProMedica, a nonprofit health system serving 27 counties in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan has a strategic focus on the social determinants of health (SDOH). ProMedica currently screens patients to determine if they have food, housing and other basic needs, has pioneered a food clinic (prescribing food as medicine), operates in inner-city grocery store, bought and sold a hotel and sparked economic reinvestment in Toledo by moving 1,000 jobs downtown. Join GIA and GIA for a conversation with Randy Oostra, ProMedica President and CEO.

Deadline 5/15: Age-friendly Housing Contest from GIA and WHO

posted Wed, Mar 14, 2018

The Innovation@Home competition is seeking examples of housing initiatives that foster healthy and active ageing. Age-friendly housing enables older people’s basic needs to be met so that they can continue to learn and grow, stay mobile, build and maintain relationships, and contribute to their community. Deadline EXTENDED to April 15, 2018.


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