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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

2016 ASA Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.20.2016 09:00 AM - 03.24.2016 01:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
2660 Woodley Road, NW
City: 
Washington
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20008
Short Description: 

The annual meeting of the America Society on Aging

Full Description: 

From March 20–24, 2016, nearly 3,000 professionals will meet in Washington, D.C. to engage with each other on a multitude of issues affecting our older adult population. Every year we meet as a community at the Aging in America Conference to share ideas and knowledge, learn from the experts, gain new perspectives and get reinvigorated to do our best work.  All conference activities will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. 

 

 

Medicare at 50: From Generation to Generation

Event Date: 
06.15.2015 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Barbara Jordan Conference Center,
Address 2: 
Kaiser Family Foundation 1330 G St. NW
City: 
Washington, DC
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Zip: 
20005
Short Description: 

American Society on Aging Presents: Medicare at 50: From Generation to Generation

Full Description: 

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June 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare. Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law in 1965, Medicare has opened doors to healthcare and increased economic security for hundreds of millions of older adults, people with disabilities, and their families. In celebration of this milestone, the American Society on Aging (ASA) is devoting the Summer 2015 issue of its quarterly journal, Generations, to “Medicare at 50 Years.”

The issue, guest edited by John Rother, president/CEO, National Coalition on Health Care and Tricia Neuman, a senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and director of the Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy and its Project on Medicare’s Future, delivers a timely and insightful exploration of Medicare—past, present and future. More than two dozen articles from expert contributors address  a broad range of topics, including personal reflections on the launch of Medicare, a focus on how well the program serves an aging population (and people with disabilities), the politics of Medicare, and, and most importantly, key opportunities and challenges facing Medicare’s future.

To kick off this issue’s release, ASA is hosting a free-of-charge special event on Monday, June 15, in Washington, D.C. (see details and agenda below). The late afternoon event will include a panel briefing and audience engagement session, with an early evening reception to follow.

Sponsored in part by the Robert Wood Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, the Benjamin Rose Institute, and Compassion & Choices, we are confident this special issue of Generations will be a useful, insightful resource for professionals and advocates in aging, as well as all groups, organizations and stakeholders interested in health policy issues and the challenges affecting older adults.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a stimulating discussion about Medicare with thought leaders and experts. 

American Society on Aging Presents:

Medicare at 50: From Generation to Generation

Barbara Jordan Conference Center
Kaiser Family Foundation
Monday, June 15, 2015
3:00 – 6:30 pm

3:00 Welcome Richard Browdie, MBA
President and CEO, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
3:10 Opening Remarks Tricia Neuman, ScD (Generations Guest Co-Editor)
Vice President and Director, Program on Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
3:20 Panel Discussion: Challenges for the Future
(Moderated by John Rother & Tricia Neuman)
  • Patrick Conway, MD
    Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Joe Antos, PhD
    Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute
  • Marilyn Moon, PhD
    Director, American Institutes for Research Center on Aging Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research
  • Diane Rowland, ScD
    Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Linda Fried, MD
    Dean, Mailman School of Public Health and Professor, Columbia University
    Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center
4:15 Audience Engagement: Questions and Answers 
4:45  Closing Remarks John Rother, JD (Generations Guest Co-Editor)
President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care
5:00  Closing and Invitation to Reception Lynn Feinberg, MSW
Chair, American Society on Aging
Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute 

G. Lawrence Atkins
President, National Academy of Social Insurance

5:00–6:30  Reception  

 

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ASA Chicagoland Roundtable: Guiding Older Adults and People with Disabilities Back to the Community

Event Date: 
04.24.2015 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-10:00) Hawaii
Event Location
Address 1: 
Rush University Medical Center,
Address 2: 
1725 W Harrison St.
City: 
Chicago
State: 
ILLINOIS
Short Description: 

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.

Full Description: 

Please note new location:

Rush University Medical Center
Searle Conference Center 5th floor
Main Lounge
Elevator II – Professional Building
1725 W Harrison St.
Chicago, IL

Cook County is fully engaged in a Court supervised effort to move 1,100 people from institutional settings to community living.  This effort may provide a preview of how service coordination will work in the future. Part of the federal Money Follows the Person, “Pathways to Community Living” in Chicago and suburban Cook County, it is an orchestrated effort to educate, encourage, and support people who would otherwise not be able to change their setting.  The Program reaches out and approaches every hurdle by pulling together the assistance of a variety of community based organizations and State Departments. 

Learn about the Colbert Decree as administered by the Illinois Department on Aging, Transition Engagement Specialists, Peer Educators,  Managed Care Organization health and long term services and supports, Housing Assistance and Community Mental Health relocation services in a program that reflects all the actors now involved in making independent living a reality.

Register Now

Facilitated by:

Jon Lavin
President, AgeOptions
Chicago, IL

Featuring:

Jamie Ewing
Illinois Department on Aging
Office of Transitions and Community Relations
Chicago, IL

Tramaine Martin-Chew
Transition Engagement Specialist
AgeOptions
Chicago, IL

Rasheedah Nuriddeen
Peer Counselor
AgeOptions
Chicago, IL

Lynn Stoiber
Lead of the Colbert Team
Illlinicare Health Plan
Chicago, IL

Elisabeth Robledo, LCSW, LPHA
Director of Williams and Colbert Implementation
Trilogy, Inc
Chicago, IL

Katie Durrah
Colbert Transition Team
Heartland Human Care Services
Chicago, IL

 

All ASA members are welcome at this free event.
REGISTER TODAY! Registration is free, but is required to attend. Please register by clicking here.

Medicare through the Eyes of Beneficiaries: A Medicare & Medicaid at 50 Symposium

Event Date: 
04.23.2015 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
AARP’s Brickfield Conference Center
Address 2: 
601 E Street, NW
City: 
Washington, DC
State: 
DISTRICTOFCOLUMBIA
Short Description: 

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) and the American Society on Aging (ASA) are collaborating to co-sponsor an event honoring the 50th anniversary of Medicare.

Full Description: 

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) and the American Society on Aging (ASA) are collaborating to co-sponsor an event honoring the 50th anniversary of Medicare. Join us (and bring along a colleague or two) at this special afternoon event, featuring authors contributing to ASA’s Summer 2015 landmark issue of Generations journal, “Medicare at 50 Years,” guest-edited by Tricia Neuman,  a senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation and director of the Foundation’s Program on Medicare Policy and its Project on Medicare’s Future, and John Rother, president/CEO, National Coalition on Health Care. (The issue will be available in June 2015;  www.asaging.org/generations-journal-american-society-aging.)

When: April 23, 2015, 2pm to 5pm

Where: AARP’s Brickfield Conference Center, 601 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

What: The 50th anniversary of Medicare is an opportunity to celebrate the critical role this program has played in efficiently and effectively providing health and long-term care for millions of Americans: It is the bedrock of retirement security for older Americans, and its guarantee of coverage allows families and employers to devote resources to other personal and commercial priorities.

Medicare’s 50th anniversary is also an opportunity to look ahead at the challenges facing the program, which includes a growing disconnect between the policy discussions in Washington, D.C., and the current beneficiary (and future) experience—ever increasing out-of-pocket costs and a benefit package that sometimes fails to support current (and future) beneficiaries’ medical and social needs.

How can Medicare evolve for the better over the next 50 years? Such evolution would benefit older Americans, and perhaps to an even greater extent, today’s younger Americans just entering the workforce, as innovations in Medicare often lead the way to changes in private-sector health insurance.

Join experts from a range of leading Medicare policy organizations for a fresh look at the importance of the program. Speakers will take stock of challenges facing Medicare and discuss solutions that make sense from the perspective of beneficiaries. Additionally, experts of public opinion will discuss current data on Americans’ views of Medicare, how policy makers might learn more about current and future beneficiaries’ priorities, and how gathering new information might drive important improvements in the program.

Who’s invited? Health and retirement security policymakers, researchers, advocates, journalists, consumers, grant-makers, healthcare delivery workers, insurers, and other industry stakeholders. To register for this free event:  http://bit.ly/beneficiary_event

PROGRAM

2:00-2:15 PM: Welcome

  • Lee Goldberg, Vice President for Health Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance
  • Lynn Friss Feinberg, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Aging

2:15-3:25 PM: Setting a Beneficiary-Oriented Agenda for Medicare: Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges

  • Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, Justice in Aging
  • Joe Baker, President, Medicare Rights Center
  • Judith Stein, Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy
  • Tricia Neuman, Senior Vice President, Kaiser Family Foundation (moderator)

3:25 – 3:35 PM: Break

3:35 – 4:45 PM: What Beneficiaries Want for Medicare: Hearing From the Field

  • Elizabeth Hamel, Director, Public Opinion and Survey Research at Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Mathew Greenwald, President and CEO, Greenwald & Associates
  • Andrew Scholnick, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP
  • Murray Ross, Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (moderator)

4:45- 5:00 PM: Closing

  • Murray Ross, Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Director, Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy

This symposium is co-sponsored by the American Society on Aging

Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging. 

 

Throughout 2015, the National Academy of Social Insurance (www.nasi.org) is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid with a series of special activities, including this symposium.. Working with a variety of partners, the Academy is committed to providing the public and the policy community with a platform for educational dialogue around the history and future of these two vital programs. Learn more about the Academy’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, and stay tuned for additional events.

The Academy’s Medicare and Medicaid at 50 and Beyond Celebration Program is made possible thanks to support from Anthem, Inc. and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

2015 Aging in America Conference

Event Date: 
03.23.2015 (All day) - 03.27.2015 (All day)
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: 

Learn about new and innovative ideas that will help you in your work with older adults. Discover practical solutions to the challenges you face, and connect with peers and leaders who will transform the way you think about aging.

Full Description: 

Older adults need you. NOW is the moment to bring the best, most innovative, and effective services and products to America's aging population.
 

Older Americans can't wait. They need you.

 

Older adults can't wait. The time is NOW to bring the best, most innovative, and effective services and products to our growing and diverse aging population.

The 2015 Aging in America Conference is THE place to connect with colleagues and leaders from around the nation, learn from world-changing leaders in the field of aging, and grow your skills, knowledge and impact in order to bring better services and solutions to the aging population.

Register

At AiA15 you will
atten general sessions on topics of national importance meet and network with colleagues from around the nation expand your skills and knowledge in cutting edge sessions
learn from the foremost leaders in the field of aging win fabulous prizes in the exhibit hall attend the final night party at the adler planetarium
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Students: Apply now to receive a flight to AiA15 on Southwest Airlines!

Thanks to our partnership with Southwest Airlines, ASA is able to award a limited number of Southwest Airlines round-trip flights to graduate and undergraduate students in fields with a significant focus on aging issues to attend the 2015 Aging in America Conference. [Learn more]

Those participating in AiA15 will leave with new ideas, new connections and a renewed energy for the work they do to improve the quality of life of older adults. Will you be among them?

Register today to get the early rates.
Rates will increase after December 5.

American Society on Aging

Aging in America is the annual conference of the American Society on Aging.

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Volunteers save up to 50% on their AiA15 registration!
Student volunteers can attend for free!
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Web Seminar: Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to Diverse Older People

Event Date: 
11.06.2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Part of the “Conversations with GIA,” Series, sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging.

Full Description: 

The health coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect you, your loved ones and your communities. The Diverse Elders Coalition represents millions of diverse older people age 50+ who are among those affected by the these expansions. They include the Health Insurance Marketplace, the Medicaid expansion, new benefits for elders 65+ on Medicare, and a range of protections that make health care more accessible for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older people and older people of color. The number of uninsured older adults age 50-64 continues to rise—from 3.7 million in 2000 to 8.9 million in 2010. In addition, people of color make up more than half of uninsured people in the U.S.— and research shows that people of color, across the age span, face significant disparities in physical and mental health. Additionally, many people of color delay care because of potential medical costs and out of fear of discrimination or cultural incompetence from medical providers. These issues are especially true for LGBT people of color who face challenges on multiple aspects of their identities. The ACA has the ability to create a path to better health by offering more affordable health insurance options, improving services and eliminating the usual obstacles.

This webinar will highlight both national and state-specific examples on what is being done to ensure that older people know about the changes that are taking place under the ACA and how it affects them.

Web Seminar: HIV & Aging

Event Date: 
11.07.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by the LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN)

Full Description: 

It is estimated that by 2015, 50% of those living with HIV will be at least 50 years of age, a proportion that will rise to 70% by 2020. This is a remarkable shift from just 30 years ago when HIV/AIDS was considered a “death sentence” imparted upon mostly younger men who have sex with men. However, there are still challenges to aging with the virus given the phenomenon some have described as accelerated or accentuated aging. That is, many of these older adults are experiencing multiple comorbid conditions decades earlier than their non-infected peers. The diversity of experiences of aging with HIV remains a novel and consequently poorly understood phenomenon.

This webinar will review some of the most current research on aging with HIV/AIDS primarily drawing from two large recent studies in San Francisco and New York City. Common patterns and city-specific differences will be noted focusing on physical and mental/ behavioral health issues, and how these impact the need for and utilization of informal social support and caregiving resources, as well as formal community-based health and social services. Implications of these findings will be discussed with particular relevance for policy, service providers and funders.

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