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From FrameWorks to Ground Work

If you work on behalf of older people, you know it can be difficult to have your message resonate with your audience. In 2015, Grantmakers In Aging partnered with seven national aging-focused organizations to commission ReFraming Aging. With the support of visionary funders, and working with the MacArthur Foundation award-winning FrameWorks Institute, the coalition released a…

Conference Presentations 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Finding What Works and Making it Work in Your Community Presenters: Matt D'Amico, Shally Iyer, Peggy Pico, Lesley Steinman  Using Photovoice as a Tool to Engage Communities of Color and Language Minorities for Healthy Aging Anna Adachi-Mejia, Kelly…

The Power of Connection: Reversing Social Isolation in Rural America

This report from Tivity Health examines the public health crisis posed by social isolation in the lives of older adults, particularly those living in rural places. Social isolation--a condition defined by the lack of meaningful relationships or social engagement and exacerbated by various physical and societal factors--is now recognized as actively dangerous to health and well-being. It can raise the risk of premature death by almost 30 percent, is as harmful as obesity or physical inactivity, and is a demonstrated risk factor in its own right. The report captures proceedings and policy recommendations from the Tivity Health 2018 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging.

Source: Tivity Health   December 2018

Immigrant and Refugee Older Adults

Authored by Marta Pereyra, Coalition of Limited English-Speaking Elderly (CLESE) Overview Older immigrants in America face many challenges in maintaining their independence, economic security and active relations with their friends and families. Older adults with limited English face the same barriers as their native speaking counterparts in combination with the problem of adequately communicating with…

Dementia Friendly Wisconsin

Community stakeholders, funders, academic institutions and public health agencies in Wisconsin are working together to foster dementia friendly communities. Two promising programs, the Fox Valley Memory Project and the Bridges Library Memory Project are working to provide supportive environments to people living with dementia and their family members. Speakers will share their journey towards implementing…

Creating an Age-Friendly State

For the first time, leaders in NY and MA are putting plans in place with concrete strategies to make their states age-friendly. As they start this journey to create better places to grow up and grow old, NY and MA are not starting from scratch. They are leveraging existing community resources, identifying opportunities for new…

Preparing the Age Friendly Workforce

As we age, our health care needs change. The complex needs of older adults with chronic conditions and multiple medications are unique and the health care workforce must be well prepared to provide this care. The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) has arranged a panel of experts to discuss programs that address key components of…

Evidence-Based Programs

Authored for GIA by Kathleen Cameron, Senior Director of the Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Paige Denison, National Director of Project Enhance: EnhanceFitness/EnhanceWellness and Chair of the Evidence-Based Leadership Council  Today on average, a person reaching the age of 65 years…

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