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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.

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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.

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

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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.

The Third Annual Art of Financial Well Being Resource Fair

Event Date: 
11.17.2013 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
3200 California Street @ Presidio
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CALIFORNIA
Zip: 
94118
Short Description: 

Financial Education and Literacy Event - Open to Community

Full Description: 

The Third Annual Art of Financial Well Being Resource Fair

@ The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

 

Sunday, November 17, 2013                   11:00 am – 4:00 pm   

 

  1. Achieve Well Being – the state of being prosperous, healthy, and happy.
  1. Take advantage of valuable resources to help you save money at any age.
  2. Learn financial responsibility through engagement with local businesses and organizations.
  3. 1:1 Financial Planning Sessions.

 

Workshops:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Social Security
  • Marital and Non Marital Partnerships

 

Free – Everyone is welcome

 

Advance registration requested, please call 415.292.1200

 

For more information, contact Shiva Schulz @ sschulz@jccsf.org or 415. 292.1260.

Or go to www.jccsf.org/fwb

 

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

3200 California Street @ Presidio

 

Re-Considering Hearing Loss: A Chronic Condition with Health and Emotional Consequences

Event Date: 
10.17.2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Sponsored by hi HealthInnovations

Full Description: 

Hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition experienced by adults ages 65 and older.  It is known to contribute to problems such as social isolation, and depression. It would affect an older person’s ability to enjoy many of the recommended activities that are recommended to keep them engaged in their community.  It is closely associated with many other chronic conditions.  For example, persons with diabetes are twice as likely to have sensorineural hearing loss.   More recent studies have shown an alarming association between hearing loss and dementia, and this research cannot be ignored.  There are a number of reasons that hearing loss is not taken seriously, and they include the invisible nature of the condition, the lack of accessible testing, the affordability of treatment and stigma.  This seminar will include a review of the studies supporting the above-mentioned research, an audio simulation of hearing loss to demonstrate its impact on speech, discussion of practical treatment options (including communication strategies for families, caregivers and professionals), and examples of innovation in hearing healthcare that are reaching a larger audience of persons with hearing loss. 

Strange Partnerships: Bringing Together New Resources to Meet Critical Community Needs

Event Date: 
09.27.2013 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: 

Unusual ‘bedfellows’—Caesars Foundation and the Meals on Wheels Association of America—will share why they are a match made in heaven, dispel the top myths about senior hunger in America, and discuss what they are doing to address an issue about which we should all care deeply.  Learn about how innovative partnerships such as this are transforming long established safety net programs at the local and national levels.

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
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by MindAlert

Full Description: 

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
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by ASA’s Public Policy Committee

Full Description: 

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
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by the Network on Multicultural Aging (NOMA)

Full Description: 

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
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Presented by MindAlert

Full Description: 

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.

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