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Webinar: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Brain Initiative: Advancing Cognitive Health as a Vital Component of Public Health

Event Date: 
09.19.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Presented by MindAlert

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The roles and contributions of public health in advancing cognitive health and impairment are being established since Congress began funding CDC in 2005 to create the Healthy Brain Initiative. An initial public health Road Map, The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health (2007), jointly produced by CDC and the Alzheimer’s Association, provided guidance and served as a catalyst for numerous accomplishments on the part of multiple stakeholders. The release of the report, CDC Healthy Brain Initiative Progress 2006-2011, documents CDC’s contributions to promoting public health surveillance; supporting environmental strategies and policies; advancing communications; and guiding applied prevention research. In July 2013, a second publication in the Road Map series was released, The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018. The 2013 Road Map highlights actions that state and local public health along with their national, state and local partners can do to promote cognitive health and support individuals with cognitive impairment and their care partners. This ASA Mind Alert session will focus on CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative’s progress, including establishment of Healthy People 2020 objectives, public health surveillance data on self-reported cognitive decline among adults aged 60 or older in 21 states, and action items in the 2013 Road Map resulting from a concept mapping process involving over 280 stakeholders.

Webinar- Medicare and Social Security: Affordable or Breaking the Bank?

Event Date: 
10.10.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Presented by ASA’s Public Policy Committee

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Medicare and Social Security are key social insurance programs, protecting the nation’s elderly (and disabled) against economic insecurity and the rising cost of health care. But both programs are also subject to many common misconceptions and myths. This webinar will debunk some of those myths and discuss several key aspects of Social Security and Medicare, focusing especially on their financing – both strengths as well as challenges for the future. It will address questions such as: Are Medicare and Social Security on affordable paths? How are their benefits and costs projected to change in the future? Why has Social Security’s disability insurance grown in recent years, and what is its financial status? What do surveys show about how Americans view Social Security? Finally, the webinar will review potential pathways and policy options to strengthen each program – including, for Medicare, restructuring the program, changing beneficiary cost sharing and increasing revenues; and for Social Security, increasing revenues, reducing benefits, and improving benefits for adequacy.

Post-Acute & Chronic Care Management for a New Age

Event Date: 
09.26.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Presented by the Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA)

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This webinar will explain the evolutionary development of combining institutional and in-home community based programs to create new models of care. It will demonstrate how one entity over time positioned   itself to be an integrated senior service organization   for the full continuum of senior life. The final result matches the expansion of the Los Angeles Jewish Home to the "triple aim" of the Affordable Care Act

Webinar- Making Brain Health Real: The Implementation and Efficacy of the Brain Health Fair Model

Event Date: 
09.12.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Presented by MindAlert

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As the science of brain health becomes more complex and the demand for evidence-based programming in brain fitness education grows, providers are increasingly pressed to deliver education and training that addresses brain fitness that meet the needs of their population. Brain health fairs offer a high-touch, experiential opportunity in brain wellness education for a large audience. This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of the current science of brain health and the methodology behind the brain health fair concept. Modalities for delivery and efficacy of the program will be discussed.

Webinar: What Seniors Need During The Holidays

Event Date: 
12.04.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Does your older relative get overwhelmed at the holidays and shut down? This webinar will outline the best strategies to make the holidays special for an older adult, and less stressful for you. Gift ideas, merry-making without overdoing it, and caregiver stress relief will all be covered. 

Webinar: What Seniors Need During The Holidays

Event Date: 
12.11.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Does your older relative get overwhelmed at the holidays and shut down? This webinar will outline the best strategies to make the holidays special for an older adult, and less stressful for you. Gift ideas, merry-making without overdoing it, and caregiver stress relief will all be covered. 

Webinar: Practical Alzheimer’s Solutions For Caregivers

Event Date: 
11.13.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s face a number of challenges, including keeping them involved and diffusing difficult behaviors. But all too frequently, the caregivers can forget to take care of themselves. This webinar will show you how to use memories to comfort the person with Alzheimer’s, as well as ways to maintain safety using the PREVENT method. Easy, sensible suggestions for caregiver self-care will also be covered.

Webinar: Practical Alzheimer’s Solutions For Caregivers

Event Date: 
11.20.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s face a number of challenges, including keeping them involved and diffusing difficult behaviors. But all too frequently, the caregivers can forget to take care of themselves. This webinar will show you how to use memories to comfort the person with Alzheimer’s, as well as ways to maintain safety using the PREVENT method. Easy, sensible suggestions for caregiver self-care will also be covered.

Webinar: Powerful Tools for Elder Economic Wellbeing: Important New Resources for Funders

Event Date: 
10.29.2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the “Conversations with GIA,” Series, sponsored by Grantmakers in Aging.

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Nearly 23 million older adults in the U.S. are economically insecure—either living in poverty or one “bad break” away from it, and lacking the resources to support their basic health, nutrition, housing, and daily needs. As policymakers debate proposals that could scale back Medicare and Social Security benefits, this population may experience even more setbacks to achieving financial stability.  How can funders who are interested in improving the lives of America’s seniors invest in economic security and their communities in manageable ways?  What lessons can we learn regarding introducing new supportive tools and services into communities, and bringing these to scale?

Webinar: How to Find Senior Care Resources

Event Date: 
10.16.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
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Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

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Are you an older adult looking for information about senior resources in your area, or are you a caregiver who would like to learn about the health, living, and financial resources in your community? This webinar will detail a host of resources accessible by simply searching a few important websites. Home-related senior concerns and resources specifically targeted to assist caregivers will also be covered.

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