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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.

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable - Addressing Ageism in America

Event Date: 
08.05.2016 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Rush University Medical Center, Searle Conf Center
Address 2: 
1725 W Harrison St Professional Building Elevator
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Short Description: 

Please join us August 5th for a timely conversation about ageism in America, and what can be done to eradicate it.

Full Description: 

Location: 

Rush University Medical Center

Searle Conference Center

1725 W Harrison St Professional Building Elevator II

Brainard Conference Room 542

Chicago, IL

Please join us August 5th for a timely conversation about ageism in America, and what can be done to eradicate it.

ASA’s Board President Bob Blancato will present results from the 2015 research "Gauging Aging: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America." This report lays the groundwork for a larger effort to develop an evidence-based narrative about aging in our country and the needs and contributions of older adults. By comparing experts' views to those of average Americans, the report detailed a set of communications challenges to efforts to elevate public support for policies and programs that promote the well-being of older adults.

This session will also detail a partnership of eight of the nation's leading aging-focused organizations to create a better public understanding of older adults' needs and contributions to society—and subsequently to improve the lives of all people as they age.

Finally, Bob will discuss public policies related to addressing ageism.

Join us in this lively and provocative discussion about ageism—an attitude that permeates our society and inhibits optimal aging and quality of life for America's older adults – and what we can do, both collectively and individually to fight it!

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

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

 

ASA Chicagoland Roundtable

Event Date: 
06.03.2016 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Rush University Med Ctr, Searle Conference Ctr
Address 2: 
1725 W Harrison St Profssnl Bldg Elevator II Fl 5
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Zip: 
60612
Short Description: 

Self-care for the Professional in Aging

Full Description: 

In our hectic professional lives, we often focus our time and energy on our clients and their families, as well as the programs and staff that serve them.  But what about our own stresses? Join us to learn more about why the field of aging brings up unique emotions and self-care challenges; strategies for coping with demanding systems and clients, and easy-to-use techniques to care for yourself and promote a culture of self-care in your work.
 
 
Robyn L. Golden, LCSW
Director of Health and Aging
Rush University Medical Center
 
Stanley G. McCracken, Ph.D., LCSW, RDDP
Lecturer
The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
 
Marcia Spira, Ph.D.
Professor
Loyola University Chicago, School of Social Work

ASA Washington DC Roundtable

Event Date: 
06.14.2016 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: 

"Gauging Aging: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America" Report

Full Description: 
You're invited to join ASA leaders for a conversation about ageism in America, and what can be done to eradicate it. Eight of the nation's leading aging-focused organizations have formed an unprecedented partnership to create a better public understanding of older adults' needs and contributions to society—and subsequently to improve the lives of all people as they age. This coalition brings together the American Society on Aging, AARP, the American Federation for Aging Research, the American Geriatrics Society, The Gerontological Society of America, Grantmakers in Aging, the National Council on Aging, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging.
 
Collectively we represent and have direct access to millions of older adults and thousands of individuals working in aging-related professions. Working collaboratively with the FrameWorks Institute as our research partner, our eight organizations are addressing public perceptions of older adults: who they are, what issues affect them, how they contribute to our society, and how society can best integrate their needs and contributions.
 
Our June 14 Washington, DC Roundtable will focus on results from our 2015 research entitled "Gauging Aging: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America." This report lays the groundwork for a larger effort to develop a new, evidence-based narrative around the process of aging in our country and the needs and contributions of older adults. By comparing experts' views to those of average Americans, the report detailed a set of communications challenges to efforts to elevate public support for policies and programs that promote the well-being of older adults.
 
 
In addition, the public policies related to redressing ageism will be discussed by Bob Blancato based on an article featured in the Fall 2015 issue of Generations on "Ageism in America: Reframing the Issues and Impacts."
 
We invite you to join current ASA Board Chair, Bob Blancato, and past ASA Board Chair John Feather in a report on the results of our research to date and a conversation about the implications and opportunities for you and other professionals working in the field of aging. Welcome remarks will be made by Washington DC Roundtable Chair, Barbara Hoenig, Senior Consultant, Mature Workers and Workforce Initiatives, CVS Health, and Chair of the ASA Business Forum on Aging.
 
Participate in a lively and provocative discussion about ageism—an attitude that permeates our society and inhibits optimal aging and quality of life for America's older adults.
 
Bob Blancato, MPA
President, Matz, Blancato
& Associates
 
John Feather, PhD
CEO, Grantmakers in Aging
 
Barbara S Hoenig MPH
Sr. Consultant, Mature 
Workers & Workforce 
Initiatives, CVS Health

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