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::: October 2016
Welcome to our Aging Matters, Pre-Annual Conference Edition! We’ve had a great response and I am looking forward to seeing many of you in Portland. It’s the perfect chance to learn from and share with your peers, catch up with old friends, make new connections, and see great programs in action. This wonderful article on Bridge Meadows, an intergenerational housing community that is part of our Wednesday site visit, may inspire you to join us if you haven’t already signed up.

Register for the 2016 GIA Annual Conference
Registration is still open for the Annual Conference, in Portland, Oregon, from October 26-28, 2016. Find registration information, the online program brochure and instructions on how to reserve your hotel accommodations.

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation Publishes New Report on Aging
CTA Foundation, in collaboration with IBM, has published, “Outthink Aging: Explore the challenges and opportunities created by an aging society,” which explores how the evolution of technology is changing and improving the way the world ages.

Report from The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America

The proceedings of a summit held in collaboration with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging at the National Endowment for the Arts examine age-friendly community design, health and wellness and the arts, and lifelong learning and engagement in the arts. Co-presented by the National Center for Creative Aging. Download the report here.

Gary & Mary West Foundation says “Think Bold, Not Old”

Shelley Lyford, GIA Board Member and President and CEO of the Gary and Mary West Foundation, says, “Think Bold, Not Old When it Comes to Aging” in a new article in The Huffington Post, which advocates for expanding healthcare and social supportive services to support the growing aging population.

Osteopathic Heritage Foundations Unveil New Website
The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations proactively advance a mission to improve the health and quality of life in Ohio and across the country through education, research, and service consistent with their osteopathic heritage. Visit their new website to learn more.

Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) Seeks Applications
EMRA is accepting applications for $1,000 Local Action Grants for projects that promote the involvement of emergency medicine residents in community service and other activities that support the specialty of emergency medicine. Click here to view the full RFP.

Anne Basting of “TimeSlips” Wins MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant
Anne Basting is a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee theater professor and creator of the TimeSlips Creative Storytelling project for people with dementia. Anne has presented in a GIA webinar, served as a judge for our age-friendly photo contest, and authored an excellent GIA Issue Brief on arts, culture, and aging. Congratulations!

GIA members Fund Report on Family Caregiving
We are proud that so many GIA members supported “Families Caring for an Aging America,” an important new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The John A. Hartford Foundation provided lead funding for the report, which had support from 15 funders in all, including Archstone Foundation, California Health Care Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Retirement Research Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association. Read the whole report here.

GIA Member
Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) Seeks Program Officer
MeHAF, Maine's largest statewide, private health care foundation with a mission to promote quality health care, especially those who are uninsured and underserved, and improve the health of everyone in Maine. The Program Officer develops, manages, and evaluates program activities including grants, policy research, technical assistance, information dissemination, and convening. Click here to view the full job description.

Conversations with GIA
Fostering Dementia-Friendly Communities

More cities aim to be “dementia-friendly” and every part of the community can work towards becoming informed, safe, and respectful and fostering quality of life for those living with dementia and their care partners. Join this webinar on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 2–3pm Eastern. Click here to register.

::: Missed a webinar? Get caught up with this list of past GIA webinars and find recordings of past webinars on our YouTube channel.

    GIA Member
    Submit Nominations for GIA Board
    Grantmakers In Aging seeks nominations for our Board of Directors. Directors must be employed by, or be, a member of the Board of Directors or Trustees of a GIA member institution. Self-nominations are welcome! Click here for more information and an application form.

    New Member Benefit: Funder Focus Area
    Want to find other funders working in your area of interest? This summer, GIA’s membership intern, Cameron Osmond, developed profiles of all GIA member organizations, including information on grant funding, focus areas, and more. Log in to GIA’s members only portal to access this information. For assistance, email Maria Gonzales Jackson.

    Member SpotlightMEMBER SPOTLIGHT
    Get to know Cambia Health Foundation
    Cambia Health Foundation will serve as the host foundation and the Priority Sponsor for the upcoming GIA Annual Conference. Based in Portland, Oregon, Cambia Health Foundation strategically invests and partners with organizations regionally and nationally to move health care innovation. Learn more about their work in our new Member Spotlight feature devoted to them.

    Polypharmacy, America’s Other Drug Problem
    A new article from Kaiser Health News discusses how elderly hospitalized patients are often given either too many, unnecessary, or dangerous drugs that end up costing them or killing them. Author Anna Gorman wrote the story on a fellowship supported by New America Media, the Gerontological Society of America and The Commonwealth Fund. KHN’s coverage of aging and long-term care issues is supported by The SCAN Foundation, and its coverage of late life and geriatric care is supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation.

    Zika Virus Detectable in Tears
    Cell Reports recently published a Zika study partially supported by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). Learn more in this piece by Brian Hofland in The Huffington Post.
    Mark your calendar and join GIA at these upcoming online and in-person events. Please note that some events require advance registration.

    :::October 6, 2–3pm
    Fostering Dementia-Friendly Communities

    :::October 9
    2016 Innovation Conference
    San Francisco, CA
    :::October 11
    New Jersey Foundation for Aging Fall Workshops
    Freehold, NJ

    :::October 26-28
    GIA Annual Conference
    Portland, OR
    Grantmakers In Aging
    2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 504
    Arlington, VA 22202
    Phone 703.413.0413

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