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Future Proof

Future Proof is an innovation-focused webcast that features engaging and enlightening conversations with changemakers in aging.

Future Proof Live: Multisector Plan for Aging


In this Future Proof Live episode, our panelists discuss what a Multisector Plan for Aging is, what it looks like at different stages, across different communities and with different priorities. We also will explore key tools and concepts to create a movement toward change through an aging and disability lens that goes beyond traditional health and community services.

Future Proof Live: Multisector Plan for Aging



With John Cochran, Deputy Executive Director of the New York State Office for the Aging; Michelle Gayette, Assistant Director, ND HHS; Anna Lea Cothron, Director of Systems Transformation for the Division of TennCare; and Carrie Graham, PhD, Director of Long-term Services and Supports at the Center for Health Care Strategies.



Future Proof Live: Ageism & Technology


In this special Future Proof Live episode, our panelists explore innovative ways to address ageism in the technology workforce, how health technologies are employed to improve the care of older adults and the very real concern of how to prevent unintended age bias in emerging technologies powered by artificial intelligence and automation.

Future Proof Live: Ageism & Technology



With Patrice Dickerson, ASA’s Director of Programs & Thought Leadership; Jisella Dolan, Chief Advocacy Officer at Home Instead; Heather Tinsley-Fix, Senior Advisor–Employer Engagement at AARP; Becky Canterbury, Senior Delivery Manager at Shutterstock; Paul Guzzo, Image Review Manager at Shutterstock; and Richard Perri, Global Facilities Director at Shutterstock.



Season Five: Building Opportunity and Fighting Poverty

In Season five of Future Proof, Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation joins as guest host to explore innovative approaches to fighting poverty with leaders in the community, and discussed how these approaches can be applied across generations to build opportunity.


Is Poverty Solvable?

Season 5 | Episode 1

With: Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation

Income for Mothers and Grandmothers

Season 5 | Episode 2

With: Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation & Dr. Aisha Nyandoro, CEO, Springboard to Opportunities

Age-Inclusive Education

Season 5 | Episode 3

With: Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation & Ruth Finkelstein, ScD, Rose Dobrof Executive Director, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College

Building Relationships that Lead to Opportunity

Season 5 | Episode 4

With: Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation & Dr. Tamara Payne, Project Director for Back to Work 50+ Women's Economic Stability Initiative (WESI)

Systemic Solutions to Poverty Through Legal Advocacy

Season 5 | Episode 5

With: Bill Rivera, Senior VP Litigation, AARP Foundation & Audra Wilson, President and CEO, Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Combatting Poverty with Hope

Season 5 | Episode 6

With: Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President of AARP Foundation & Valerie Maholmes, author of Fostering Resilience & Well-Being in Children & Families in Poverty: Why Hope Still Matters.



Season Four: Innovations that Help Us Plan


The Four Pillars of the New Retirement

Season 4 | Episode 3

With : Scott Thoma, Principal, Advice & Guidance–Client Needs Research, CFA, CFP, Edward Jones

Using Data-Driven Approaches to Improve Care and Lives

Season 4 | Episode 2

With Dr. Jerry Wilmink of CarePredict

Shifting the Conversation about Dementia and Dying

Season 4 | Episode 1

With Kim Callinan & Matt Whitaker of Compassion & Choices



Special Episode: Complicated Grief

During a year of crisis, for many this holiday season is a time to confront what M. Katherine Shear, MD, calls "complicated grief." In the face of both a global pandemic and a new reckoning with structural racism, ASA CEO Peter Kaldes talks with Dr. Shear, Director of the Columbia Center for Complicated Grief, about what ASA members and everyone in the field of aging should know about grief this season.


Complicated Grief

Special Episode

With M. Katherine Shear, MD of the Columbia Center for Complicated Grief



Season Three: Innovations in Connectivity

In Season 3 of Future Proof Peter Kaldes, President and CEO of ASA, is talking with innovators on the cutting edge of connectivity and aging and about how tech can change the way people come together in the future.


How Tech Can Help Elders Remain Engaged

Season 3 | Episode 3

With Madj Alwan of Leading Age

The Thrive Center

Season 3 | Episode 2

With Sheri Rose of The Thrive Center

An Innovative Partnership: Embodied Labs & Front Porch

Season 3 | Episode 1

With Carrie Shaw of Embodied Labs & Kari Olsen of Front Porch



Season Two: Justice & Equity

ASA believes work on racial justice can no longer remain at the margins for those of us who work to improve the lives of older people in this country. We plan on weaving it into the fabric of everything we do at ASA, including this new slate of Future-Proof broadcasts, which for the Summer season will center around Equity and Justice. Please tune in as Peter Kaldes, CEO of ASA, speaks with experts in aging whose work intersects with racial injustice and inequity.


Advancing Racial & Social Justice for Direct Care Workers

Season 2 | Episode 1

With Robert Espinoza

Aiming for Equity in the Navajo Nation

Season 2 | Episode 4

With Larry Curley

Ally with Older Adults Facing Systemic Discrimination

Season 2 | Episode 1

With Denny Chan

Direct Care Worker Quest for Equality

Season 2 | Episode 5

With Ai-jen Poo

African American Elders, Equality, Equity, Alzheimer’s & COVID-19

Season 2 | Episode 1

With Karen Lincoln

Bridging the Digital Divide

Season 2 | Episode 6

With Tom Kamber