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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Aging Policy Now: Where are we now, and where are we going?

Event Date: 
10.27.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison St
Address 2: 
Searle Conference Center, Elevator II 5th floor 54
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

The October Round Table will be an examination of high profile policy issues at the state and national levels.

Full Description: 

 

ASA Roundtable | Aging in America | Web Seminars

 

 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Aging Policy Now: Where are we now, and where are we going?

Friday, October 27, 2017
8:30-10:30 am

Location:

Professional Building 
1725 W Harrison St
Searle Conference Center
Elevator II 5th floor 542 Brainard
Chicago, IL 60612

Register Now

The October Roundtable will be an examination of high-profile policy issues at the state and national levels.

We will consider and discuss:
• policy development during an election year,
• the fate of the Affordable Care Act, 
• what happened to the initiative to make the Illinois Community Care Program “Medicaid Only”, 
• will Illinois protect nursing home residents from being involuntary discharged if coming back from a hospital stay,
• the Medicare “guard your card” massive replacement of the Medicare paper cards and numbers, and 
• other important issues you may be following and coming up next year.

Please join us for this discussion and important updates.

Panelists:

Bonnie Ewald
Program Coordinator, Dept of
Social Work and Community Health
Rush University Medical Center 

Bob Gallo
State Director
AARP Illinois

Darby Anderson
Executive Vice President
Chief Development Officer

 

Registration is free, and requested, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org 

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2017 Roundtable Schedule:

December 1

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

 Local contact: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053 

ASA Washington DC Roundtable - Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward

Event Date: 
09.26.2017 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
Address 2: 
2801 14th Street, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20001
Short Description: 

Briefing on Spring 2017 issue of Generations

Full Description: 

The American Society on Aging (ASA) Presents a Briefing

on Reforming Advanced Illness and End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward
 

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding advanced illness and end-of-life care, as covered in the Spring 2017 issue of Generations.

When:                Tuesday, September 26, 2017
                            8:00 am to 10:30 am

Where:               Community Room
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
2801 14th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
This location is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station.
Refreshments will be served. This event is free-of-charge, however, registration is required. Registration link.

What:                 The agenda.

Why:                   

Today, as the baby boomer population continues to grow older and Americans live longer and healthier lives than in previous generations, current estimates suggest that the number of Americans over the age of 85 is estimated to reach 18 million by 2050. Many individuals may experience multiple chronic conditions or functional impairments at older ages and eventually face advanced illness, which occurs when one or more conditions become serious enough that general health and functioning begin to decline. These people will experience a range of spiritual, emotional, and physical needs that will become increasingly complex as they move on a trajectory toward the end of life. Yet, during these years, they often receive care that is uncoordinated, fragmented, and most importantly, unable to meet their evolving goals, values, and preferences.

Over the past few decades, our perceptions regarding end-of-life care have shifted drastically. Through the release of reports by the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) including the 1997 Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End-of-Life to the more recent 2014 Dying in America report, it is clear that the issue of end-of-life care has risen to become a national priority. Reports such as these have increased public awareness and have educated the stakeholder community on the key gaps and barriers that need to be addressed to improve the personal experience at the end of life.

Spring 2017 Generations discussed a paradigm shift in our thinking: focusing care on how goals of life begin to change rather than on a series of clinical conditions and interventions leading to advanced illness. Our understanding of the care continuum is shifting from a series of medical states or conditions transitioning to “terminal” illness to a more integrated approach based on “what matters most” to the individual. Contributors, which included the panelists listed below, identified both current challenges and future opportunities to reform end-of-life care in America, and addressed three major themes:  

Advancing the Public Dialogue and Redesigning Care;  Strengthening Caregivers and the Workforce; and Driving Policy Change. 

ASA invites you to join us at a special Roundtable event to hear from Washington DC Roundtable Chair Barbara Hoenig, Senior Consultant to CVS Health, Mature Workers & Workforce Initiatives, ASA President/CEO Bob Stein, and Generations Editorial Advisory Board Chair Susan Reinhard. Other speakers include panel moderator Bill Novelli, Co-guest Editor, Spring 2017 Generations,  Co-Chair, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University;  and Raca Banerjee, Co-guest Editor, Spring 2017 Generations. Novelli will moderate a panel discussion, featuring the four experts listed below who contributed to Spring 2017 Generations, and Banerjee will offer closing remarks.

Roundtable panelists: 

√  Patricia Bomba, M.D., Vice President and Medical Director for Geriatrics, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester, NY

√  Andrew MacPherson, Principal, Healthsperien, Washington, DC

√  Malene Smith Davis, President and CEO, Capital Caring, Falls Church, VA

√  Helen Burstin, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, National Quality Forum, Washington, DC

REGISTER TODAY! Registration is free, and requested, to attend. For assistance, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org

The Spring 2017 issue of Generations is available now! To read the issue online, go here.  To order print copies, or to subscribe to Generations journal, go to  http://www.asaging.org/generations-journal-american-society-aging.

The American Society on Aging (ASA), San Francisco, Calif., is the largest nonprofit, multi-disciplinary, non-partisan membership organization of professionals in the field of aging. Founded in 1954, ASA’s mission is to develop leadership abilities, knowledge and skills to help professionals address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging society. Now in its 61st year of service to the field, ASA has more than 6,000 members, subscribers and stakeholders. For more information, visit www.asaging.org.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our partner, CVS Health 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable: Reframing Aging - Your Role as an Advocate

Event Date: 
08.11.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison S, Searle Conference Center
Address 2: 
Elevator II, 5th Fl, 542 Brainard
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

Gaining Momentum Toolkit will be described

Full Description: 

Our August 11 Chicago Roundtable program will feature a presentation by Bob Stein, President & CEO of the American Society on Aging. This follows an introduction to the reframing/ageism work Bob presented at our August 2016 Chicago Roundtable program. This two year project working with the Frameworks Institute in Washington, DC, ASA and seven other aging organizations [*] collaborating on this critical work, reaffirmed that as Americans live longer and healthier lives, it's essential that society adjust both its attitude toward aging and its systems that support and shape wellbeing in later life. Understanding this, ASA partnered with seven of its peer organizations, nine forward-thinking funders [**], and the FrameWorks Institute [***] to figure out how to reframe aging.

The findings and recommendations are now available to the field in a new toolkit, Gaining Momentum, and Bob will be sharing the results and how to start working with Gaining Momentum Toolkit, which is available without cost to the field, thanks to the financial support of our nine funders*. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/aging_toolkit

In our youth-obsessed culture, aging is primarily understood as a personal fate to avoid, not a social issue that demands a public response. The Toolkit is designed to help advocates like you work to change the conversation on aging, to trigger public thinking to spark dialogue, to shift perceptions, and to build support for necessary policy changes.

 


Bob Stein, CAE, MBA

President/CEO
American Society on Aging

 

*The American Society on Aging, American Federation for Aging Research, The American Geriatrics Society, AARP, Grantmakers in Aging, The Gerontological Society of America, National Hispanic Council on Aging, and the National Council on Aging. 

**Funders providing generous support for this project include:  

 

 

*** www.frameworksinstitute.org

Registration is free and required, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org.  

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

 Local contact: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053 

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable: Transportation for Independent Living

Event Date: 
06.20.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates - Community Room
Address 2: 
2801 14th Street, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Short Description: 

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable

Full Description: 

 

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable
Transportation for Independent Living

Join us for a presentation and conversation

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: 
Community Room
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates
2801 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
This location is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station

Register Now

As baby boomers age, the issue of continued mobility will grow. Ensuring that transportation exists for this growing population, as a part of a community’s infrastructure, must be a priority for transportation policymakers and planners. Transportation is an essential part of the community infrastructure that individuals need in order to gain access to the goods, services, and social contacts that support their day-to-day existence and quality of life.

You are invited to join ASA and community leaders for a conversation on “Transportation for Independent Living.”

This ASA Washington, DC Roundtable will be a great opportunity to learn from experts and network with colleagues. You will leave the session with awareness that transportation for independent living is bigger than just senior transportation.

Our outstanding presenters will stimulate your thinking about what the Washington, DC Metropolitan area can do to increase and expand transportation for older adults.

They will provide information about national trends in senior transportation and funding and examples of successful innovative local program models.

 

 

Scott Bogren
Executive Director
Community Transportation Association of America

Working with, writing about and covering the community and public transportation industry for nearly three decades, Scott's experience with CTAA includes being Editor-in-Chief of Community Transportation magazine; crafting the Association's various legislative, policy and regulatory positions on Capitol Hill; and shaping CTAA's communications, training and leadership activities.

Elinor Ginzler
Senior Director, Cahnmann Center for Supportive Services
Director, Jewish Council for the Aging Misler Adult Day Center

Former lead AARP spokesperson on housing, health and long term care, older driver safety, mobility options, and caregiving, Elinor has been featured on national news outlets including The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.  She is also co-author with Hugh Delehanty of Caring for Your Parents – The Complete Family Guide.

 

 

 

 

Barbara S Hoenig, MPH
Senior Consultant to CVS Health, Mature Workers & Workforce Initiatives
Chair, ASA Business Forum on Aging

 

All ASA members and individuals interested in ASA membership are welcome at this free event.

REGISTER TODAY! Registration is free, but is required to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. For assistance, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org

We would like to extend a special thanks to our partner, CVS Health 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Event Date: 
06.08.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II
Address 2: 
5th Floor, Room 542, Brainard
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Full Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Choices and Comfort in the End Stages of Life

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: 
Rush University Medical Center
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II
5th Floor, Room 542, Brainard
Chicago, IL 60612

Register Now

Despite increasing conversations surrounding the end stages of life, individual choice in end-of-life decisions is often overlooked. Without knowledge of options, older adults with life-threatening conditions may succumb to unnecessarily prolonged pain and suffering from end-of-life care. The choices of Palliative Care, Hospice Services and Medical Aid in Dying can empower older adults to choose quality of life over quantity of care.

In the context of these end-of-life choices, the controversial issues, family conversations, cultural differences, and cognitive/psychological impairment difficulties will be discussed.

Join ASA to hear from a panel of professionals as they discuss the impact these services have on those battling life-threatening conditions.

 

Presenters

Nancy Flowers
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care 

Ed Gogol
Final Options Illinois

 

Registration is free and required, to attend. Only complete the application form if you have no record. Otherwise, please log in. For assistance with registration, contact Jutka at jmandoki@asaging.org

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2017 Roundtable Schedule:

August 11
October 27
December 1

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

Local contact: Mary Lou Tomecek Baker, 312-942-2053 

Advocating for Older Adult Issues: Approaches to Communicating & Organizing

Event Date: 
04.28.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Rush University Medical Center
Address 2: 
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II, 5th Floor, Room 5
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable

Full Description: 

Join us to hear learn about effective ways to advocate for aging-related issues, both via traditional advocacy methods of outreach to elected officials and by putting together compelling human interest stories to share with reporters or via social media that seek to highlight policy issues or to combat ageism. The three panelists will each bring an important angle to the topic:

• Communication strategies and media messaging: Candice Warltier, Principal, Communication Strategies Group

• Political advocacy: Kris Sadur, Outreach Coordinator/Constituent Advocate, Office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

• Grassroots organizing in IL: Ann Marie Cunningham, Leader with the Healthcare/Economic Justice Committee and Publicity Committee, Jane Addams Senior Caucus

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable The New Political Landscape-Saving the Safety Net

Event Date: 
02.07.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Samuel J. Simmons NCBA Estates Community Room
Address 2: 
2801 14th Street, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20009
Short Description: 

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable

Full Description: 

As the new Administration begins, you are invited to join ASA leaders for a conversation about the potential risks to programs that older adults and their families care about. The ASA Roundtable will be a great opportunity to learn from experts about strategies that key players are considering to protect the programs and the supports for older adults, especially those with low-income. 

In 2017 the stakes could not be higher for older adults. The new leadership in Washington, DC is promising to dramatically reform and reduce the safety net on which older adults rely. Services funded through the Older Americans Act, such as Meals on Wheels, adult day care, and information assistance, could all be targeted. Significant changes in the Affordable Care Act could impact how care is delivered through Medicare and Medicaid.

Will older adults have the opportunity to live with dignity regardless of financial circumstances – free from the worry, harm and injustice caused by lack of employment training, health care, food or a safe place to sleep and access to services. 

We invite you to join our outstanding speakers on February 7th!

Bob Blancato
President
Matz, Blancato & Associates
Chair, ASA Board

Karyne Jones
President/CEO
NCBA 

Kevin Prindiville
Executive Director
Justice in Aging 

Barbara S Hoenig MPH
Sr. Consultant, Mature 
Workers & Workforce 
Initiatives, CVS Health, and
Chair, ASA Business Forum on Aging 

 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Loneliness: It's More Than Being Alone

Event Date: 
02.03.2017 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
1725 W Harrison St, Elevator II
Address 2: 
5th Floor, Room 542, Brainard
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

ASA Chicagoland Bi-Monthly Roundtable

Full Description: 

In this presentation, we will hear how loneliness is defined, assessed, and understood from a research perspective, how it matters to health and well-being, and what can be done about it.

We’ll utilize tools, case studies, and our expertise to work together to  deepen abilities to identify and assess loneliness; and learn resources and strategies to combat loneliness in older adults. 

Presenters

 

Louise Hawkley, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
NORC (formerly known
as the National Opinion
Research Center)
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 

What is Loneliness, and
What Can Be Done about It?

Elbert Huang
Endocrinologist
University of Chicago
Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Loneliness, Social Isolation,
and Falls in Older Adults

William Dale
Geriatrician
University of Chicago
Medical Center
Chicago, IL

The Relationship of Cognitive
Decline and Social Function in
Older Adults: Is It the Same for
Men and Women?

 

ASA's Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.20.2017 11:00 AM - 03.24.2017 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Address 2: 
151 E. Wacker Dr.
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60601
Short Description: 

Over 3,000 professionals attend AiA17 to learn, network and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.

Full Description: 

The focus of AiA17 is innovation, including innovative policies, programs, practices, models, businesses, technologies, learning and more from across the field of aging. Register now to join this conference community of nearly 3,000 multidisciplinary professionals who, like you, are working to improve the lives of older adults.

The Aging in America Conference is recognized for its 360-degree view of the multidisciplinary issues, challenges and opportunities in aging. In addition to programs organized within 11 professional program categories, our 2017 conference will feature several "conferences within the conference" that run each day throughout the week, including the Managed Care Academy series of programs.

Don't miss this opportunity to network and learn from the experts on multiple topics and earn up to 26 CEUs at no additional cost! 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable: Aging Policy in Illinois

Event Date: 
10.07.2016 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Rush University Medical Center, Armour Academic Ce
Address 2: 
600 S Paulina St, 9th Floor, Room 994
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Short Description: 

2016 ASA Chicagoland Roundtable focused on public policy in Illinois and the nation

Full Description: 

 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Aging Policy in Illinois

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Location: 
Rush University Medical Center
Armour Academic Center
600 S Paulina St
9th Floor Room 994
Chicago, IL

Register Now

Please join us for the October, 2016 ASA Chicagoland Roundtable focused on public policy in Illinois and the nation. With the deadlock in Washington and the Impasse in Springfield, advocates and policy makers are challenged in how they can accomplish important changes and new directions for aging policy.

Join a panel with federal, state, and regional experience to discuss current issues and approaches to policy making. Topics may include the budget forecast; forthcoming transition in Washington; the reauthorized Older Americans Act; proposals to rein in costs for the Illinois Community Care Program; managed care for Medicaid and the dual eligible populations; evidence based health promotion; support to family caregivers, and other issues raised by the audience at this year’s Policy Roundtable. 

 

 

Michael Gelder

Consultant on Health Care Policy

 

Matt Ryan
Chief of Staff
Illinois Department on Aging

 

Jim Varpness
Regional Director, 
US Administration on
Community Living 
Administration on Aging for Federal Regions 5 and 7

Jon Lavin
President & CEO
AgeOptions 

 

 

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