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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

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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

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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 

 

 

ASA Washington, DC Roundtable: America’s Workforce Is Aging. Does Anybody Care?

Event Date: 
09.27.2016 08:30 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, N.W.
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Short Description: 

Join ASA leaders for a spirited conversation about the rapidly aging workforce

Full Description: 

Who cares about an aging workforce? Older workers sure do! But what about employers, unions, lawmakers, policymakers, educational institutions, funders and human service agencies? Who speaks for America’s nine million workers age 65 and better, and the millions more that are ages 50 to 65? Who is their champion?

Leaders from the Washington, DC roundtable of ASA (American Society on Aging) invite you to a spirited conversation about the rapidly aging workforce. Those leaders represent three of  the nation's preeminent aging and workforce focused organizations that are creating a better public understanding of older adults' needs and contributions to society—and subsequently to improve the lives of all people as they age. Roundtable representatives are ASA, Jewish Council for the Aging, AARP Foundation, and Jobs for the Future.

On September 27, David Gamse (CEO of the Jewish Council for the Aging and a Board Member of WorkSource Montgomery), Kathy Mannes, (Vice President of Building Economic Opportunity Group at Jobs for the Future, )and Emily Allen, (Senior Vice President, Foundation Programs and Vice President, Income Impact with AARP Foundation) will present timely information about aging workforce demographics, programs, achievements and challenges. Barbara Hoenig, Chair of the ASA Washington, DC Roundtable, will welcome you and facilitate the discussion. Barbara is also Senior Consultant on Mature Workers and Workforce Initiatives for CVS Health, and Chair of the ASA Business Forum on Aging.

Key issues for discussion include:

 -  Age stereotyping. Employers, the media and sometimes older workers themselves tend to portray older workers as technophobes that are stodgy, staid and stuck. Is that accurate? If so, how do we help older workers become more employable? If not, how do we shatter age-limiting stereotypes?

 -  Aging workforce demographics

 -  Obstacles. Roadblocks abound and may include transportation challenges, eldercare responsibilities, physical limitations, ignorance about effective job-search strategies, and more – much more. Whose job is it in Greater Washington to surmount these and other obstacles? From whence does program funding come?

 -  Best practices. Which public and private programs work well and by what standards? How do we build upon success?

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

REGISTER TODAY! Registration is free, but is required. Please log in if you have a record with ASA or complete the application form if you have no record. For assistance, contact Jutka Mandoki at jmandoki@asaging.org.

Thanks to CVS Health for their support of this event.

ASA Briefing on LGBT Aging

Event Date: 
09.21.2016 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community
Address 2: 
208 W 13th Street, Room 301
City: 
New York
State: 
NEWYORK
Zip: 
10011
Short Description: 

Join us at this special briefing highlighting cutting-edge practices, programs and policy initiatives and research that better address the unmet needs and lack of access to services for LGBT older adults, their families and communities.

Full Description: 

Along with the increasing diversity of the older adult population, the number of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) older adults is growing rapidly. Recent research documents social, health, and economic disparities among these populations. To explore these issues, The American Society on Aging published the summer 2016 issue of Generations journal on “LGBT Aging.” Nearly two dozen articles showcased the cutting-edge practices, programs, and policy initiatives and research that better address the unmet needs and lack of access to services for LGBT older adults, their families, and communities. Responding to the increasing diversity in American society is an important step to promoting health and well-being of all older adults.

We invite you to join us at a (free) special briefing event to hear from ASA President & CEO Bob Stein, and our Guest Editor for the Summer 2016 issue, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, professor and director of Healthy Generations: Hartford Center of Excellence, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Fredriksen-Goldsen will moderate a panel discussion, featuring the following 6 experts who contributed to summer 2016 Generations:

  • Stephen Karpiak, Senior Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA, and Mark Brennan-Ing, Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA, Center on HIV and Aging
  • Aundaray Guess, Director of Programs, GRIOT Circle, and Katherine Acey, senior activist fellow at the Barnard College Center for Research on Women
  • Michael Adams, CEO, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
  • Nancy Giunta, Associate Professor and the John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, University of New York

Event Agenda

9:00am−9:05am

Welcome

Bob Stein, ASA President & CEO

9:05am−9:30am 

Opening Remarks

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, and Director, Healthy Generations: Hartford Center of Excellence, University of Washington; Guest Editor, Summer 2016 Generations

9:30am−10:45am Panel Discussion: LGBT Aging

Moderator: Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen 

Panelists:

  • Stephen Karpiak, Senior Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA, and Mark Brennan-Ing, Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA, Center on HIV and Aging
  • Aundaray Guess, Director of Programs, GRIOT Circle, and Katherine Acey, senior activist fellow at the Barnard College Center for Research on Women
  • Michael Adams, CEO, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
  • Nancy Giunta, Associate Professor and the John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, University of New York
10:45am−11:15am    Audience Engagement: Questions & Answers 
11:15am−11:30am

Closing Remarks  

Michael Adams, CEO, SAGE

                                                

"America’s Eldercare Workforce: Who Will Be There to Care?" A Special Event on July 12 in Washington DC

Event Date: 
07.12.2016 09:00 AM - 11:00 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 D.C.
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Short Description: 

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding the eldercare workforce, as covered in the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal.

Full Description: 

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding the eldercare workforce, as covered in the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal.

Much of the cost of healthcare and long-term care in the United States is concentrated in a relatively small share of the population: many of those who cost the most to Medicare and Medicaid are older adults. Most of these “high-cost” older adults are living with multiple chronic conditions, and will require a workforce with specific skills and knowledge—of geriatric syndromes, family caregiving, supportive services, multiple conditions, dementing illnesses, and prognosis at the end of life.

The demand for eldercare services continues to increase dramatically, but the rate of eldercare workforce reform is failing to keep pace. New financial incentives are being tested and new service delivery models piloted, yet the way we recruit, train, and support those expected to bear the weight of these new systems has changed very little. A robust, competent eldercare workforce is not being forged; it is simply being presumed.

The arc of investment in the eldercare workforce is rising far too slowly compared to the arc of expectations for our nation’s eldercare workers. Conferences are held, research papers written, commissions empaneled and “innovation” grants fielded, but it is mostly apparent that in each of these, the workforce is at best considered an afterthought. Why is there so little sense of urgency?

To explore this question, ASA published the Spring 2016 issue of Generations on “America’s Eldercare Workforce: Who Will Be There to Care?” We invite you to join us at a special briefing event to hear from ASA Board Chair Robert Blancato, Generations Editorial Advisory Board Chair Susan Reinhard, and our Guest Editors for the Spring 2016 issue Steven L. Dawson, consultant and founding president of PHI in the South Bronx, New York City, and Christopher A. Langston, former program director of The John A. Hartford Foundation. Dawson and Langston will moderate a panel discussion, featuring the following six experts who contributed to Spring 2016 Generations:

Amy York, Executive Director, Eldercare Workforce Alliance; Daniel Wilson, PHI Director of Federal Affairs; Manmeet Kaur, Executive Director and Founder, City Health Works; Terry Fulmer, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation; Robyn Stone, Executive Director, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research; and Nancy Lundebjerg, CEO, The American Geriatrics Society.

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