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GIA/GIH Event: Policies for Those Who Care: Investing in Systems That Support Family Caregivers

posted Thu, Dec 20, 2018

GIH and GIA invite their members to attend this one-day meeting in Washington, DC on March 21, 2019 to discuss policy opportunities for improving services and supports for family caregivers. Funders attending this meeting will also explore the role of philanthropy in supporting policy change and the strategies available to grantmakers of all shapes and sizes to make a difference at the local, regional, and state levels. Registration will open in late January. Support for this meeting is provided by Archstone Foundation.

Tivity Health report calls for action on social isolation

posted Thu, Dec 20, 2018

A comprehensive report from GIA member Tivity Health highlights key action areas for addressing social isolation and loneliness, a public health crisis facing older adults, particularly those living in rural areas. The report, which outlines takeaways from the second annual Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging and was authored in partnership with Grantmakers In Aging, emphasizes the need for collaboration between the public and private sectors to create actionable solutions to address social isolation and loneliness. Additionally, the report identified a need for public policy changes, such as reforming health care delivery and payments systems, building on existing resources and infrastructure, and elevating the issue of social isolation and loneliness to the national level. Click to read the full report.

Tufts Health Plan Fdn Awards $1.2 Million to 11 Organizations

posted Thu, Dec 20, 2018   by Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced 11 new community investments of more than $1.2 million, reflecting the Foundation’s commitment to advancing policies and practices that support healthy aging and age-friendly communities. These investments are in addition to more than $2 million in previously announced work.

Langston to Lead Archstone Foundation

posted Wed, Dec 19, 2018

The Board of Directors of Archstone Foundation announces the appointment of Christopher A. Langston, PhD as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Joseph F. Prevratil, JD, our long-time President and CEO, who is retiring in the beginning of the new year.

GIA and USDA Co-Host Meeting to Coordinate Response to Rural Opioid Epidemic

posted Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Washington, DC – (December 19, 2018) -- To support more collaborative responses to the ongoing opioid epidemic and the widespread collateral damage to families and communities in rural America, Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) joined forces with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to host a special forum for foundations and government agencies on December 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. The meeting’s goal was to give funders and federal agency staff the opportunity to understand each other’s priorities and funding opportunities, identify resource gaps, and improve collaborative approaches to help small and rural communities in crisis. Features speakers included Anne Hazlett (Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, USDA), Ellen Quigley, (Vice President of Programs, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation), John Feather (CEO, GIA), and Tara Kunkel (Senior Drug Policy Officer, DOJ).

MA Healthy Aging Data Report: Funded by Tufts Health Plan Fdn

posted Tue, Dec 11, 2018

The 2018 Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Report is a comprehensive examination of the health of older people in the Commonwealth, offering detailed profiles of every city and town, maps and other tools to understand healthy aging trends and disparities throughout the state. Prepared by a research team at the Gerontology Institute at the John W. McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the report was funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Highlights were shared at a meeting of the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.


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