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::: July 2018

Momentum around age-friendly communities is growing and GIA has had the chance to represent our work to some important new audiences recently. In June, I was invited to a U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering in Boston where I discussed, “Six Lessons in Seven Years: What We Have Learned About Building Age Friendly Communities."
Age-friendly cities were also on the agenda at Meeting of the Minds, a forum that brings together urban sustainability and technology leaders and fosters person-to-person and city-to-city learning on urban solutions. I attended their Mobility Summit in Ann Arbor, Michigan and contributed to their blog with a post outlining the economic case for creating age-friendly cities and all they offer people of all ages. You can read it here
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John Feather at the U.S. Conference of Mayors for a panel on “Opportunities to Address Safety and Well Being of Seniors,” for a panel that included Emily Shea, Commissioner of the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly (left), and Jean Setzfand, Senior Vice President of AARP Programs (right).

GIA Launches All Together: GIA’s Comprehensive Guide to Funding in Aging
Completely re-designed, the All Together guide offers an indispensable digital resource for grantmakers in all fields who are looking for innovative ways to reflect the opportunities associated with an older population in their work. Share it with a funder colleague today! Thanks to Archstone Foundation for their generous support of the new Guide. Explore it here.
Registration is Now Open for GIA’s Annual Conference
Register by the Early Registration deadline (September 15) and be automatically entered in our Visit Memphis Drawing for the Ultimate Corky’s BBQ Pack for 4. Conference registration is open to all of those who qualify for a GIA membership. Share the invitation with a fellow grantmaker!
For any questions, contact Maria Gonzales Jackson at

Member Rates
Full Conference
Early bird rate (Ends September 15, 2018): $695
Regular (September 16 to October 12, 2018): $745
Late (October 13 to October 19, 2018): $795

One Day Rate
One Day Rate Early bird rate (Ends September 15, 2018): $525
One Day Regular (September 16 to October 12, 2018): $575
One Day Late (October 13 to October 19, 2018): $625

Non-Member Rates
Full Conference
Early bird rate (Ends September 15, 2018): $900
Regular (September 16 to October 12, 2018): $950
Late (October 13 to October 19, 2018): $1,000

One Day Rate
One Day Rate (Ends September 15, 2018): $750
One Day Regular (September 16 to October 12, 2018): $800
One Day Late (October 13 to October 19, 2018): $850


Archstone Foundation Seeks President and CEO
The foundation focuses its grantmaking on four major areas: enabling older adults to remain in their homes and communities; improving the treatment of late-life depression; developing innovative responses to the family caregiving needs of older adults; and expanding the health care and broader workforce needed to care for, and serve, the rapidly growing and aging population, with a special focus on California. Learn how to apply here
SEFC Publishes First of Blog Series Promoting GIA Annual Conference 
The Plough Foundation is doing a blog series in collaboration with SECF (Southeastern Council of Foundations) to promote the conference and aging more generally. Check out the first entry!

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards Grants for Age-Friendly Communities 
Nearly $1.8 million in grants will support 16 community organizations and represents collaborations with more than 300 community organizations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island working to make communities healthier for people of all ages, with a specific interest in engaging older adults. Learn more here.

John A. Hartford Foundation Approves New Grants
Three new grants totaling $3,222,718 will improve emergency department care for older adults, ensure access to quality care for older adults with long-term and serious illnesses, and support states to develop palliative care programs. Read more here
AARP Announces Brain Health Fund
To commemorate its 60th anniversary, AARP is supporting the search for a treatment and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. AARP’s Brain Health Fund is investing $60 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF), making AARP the single largest investor. Learn more here.  
Health Foundation for Western and Central New York Hosts Leading on Livability Event 
In conjunction with AARP's second annual Leading on Livability Summit, the Foundation will host a pre-conference intensive on August 1-2 featuring the design thinking firm Overlap Associates and GIA Board Chair Ann Monroe. Learn more here
A Conversation with Dr. Atul Gawande
Noted surgeon, researcher, and author Atul Gawande, MD, has been named CEO of a unique new health care partnership between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase & Co. Dr. Gawande has received support from GIA members including Cambia Health Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, Peterson Center on Healthcare, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Our own CEO John Feather recently interviewed Dr. Gawande for a special “Conversations with GIA” webinar on aging, serious illness, care, and more. Listen to it here

Update on Age-Friendly Initiatives in New Jersey
Eight communities in northern New Jersey have been engaged in planning and early implementation of age-friendly initiatives with support from The Grotta Fund for Senior Care and The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. Learn more in this report from the Rutgers School of Social Work.

Social Determinants of Health Important in Rural Settings
Writing in Next Avenue, Terry Fulmer, president of The John A. Hartford Foundation, discusses how age-friendly health systems can bring change to the care of older people in rural America, including the need to pay attention to social determinants like transportation. The article also cites the work of GIA’s rural aging initiative. Read it here.
ASA Blog Examines an Aging and Disability Business Institute Success Story
Learn how the Boulder County AAA got help becoming a more flexible and sustainable community-based organization (CBO) in this blog from a series by ASA and n4a, supported by a grant from The SCAN Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Marin Community Foundation, and the Colorado Health Foundation. Read it here

National Volunteer Caregiving Network to Celebrate 35 Years
The NVCN exists to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas that help strengthen hundreds of local volunteer caregiving programs and foster the establishment of new interfaith volunteer caregiving programs. Happy Anniversary! Learn more here. 

Mobility and Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: An Introduction for Funders 
Read GIA’s latest publication here.
Reframing the Conversation on Elder Abuse 
The FrameWorks Institute and the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) have launched a new online video training series. This course will be free until June 15, 2019. Click this link and follow prompts to add to cart and register using discount code WEAAD2018.
Article: Reframing Aging: Growing “Old at Heart”
John A. Hartford Foundation President Terry Fulmer and Drew Volmert of the FrameWorks Institute team up in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Read more. 
Nursing Homes for Veterans Rated for Quality
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has publicly listed ratings of its 133 nursing homes for the first time. Read more.
Study: New Evidence That Herpes Viruses May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease
An important new NIH-funded study examines possible links in the June 21 issue of Neuron. Read more.
Mark your calendar and join GIA at these upcoming online and in-person events. Please note that some events require advance registration.
October 17–19, 2018
2018 GIA Annual Conference
Memphis, TN
The Peabody

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Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors as of June 1, 2018!

Premier Level:
Plough Foundation
Archstone Foundation
Cambia Health Foundation

Presenting Level:
AARP Foundation
Eisner Foundation
Gary and Mary West Foundation
McGregor Foundation
SCAN Foundation

Participating Level:
John A. Hartford Foundation
Retirement Research Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Patron Level:
Ralph C. Wilson Foundation

Partner Level:
Assisi Foundation of Memphis
Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation
Belz Foundation
Briggs Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
City of Memphis Housing and Community Development
FJC, A Foundation of Philanthropic Groups
Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation
H.W. Durham Foundation
Hyde Family Foundation
Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation
Kroger Delta Division
Maine Community Foundation
Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
Methodist Healthcare Foundation
Missouri Health Foundation 
Regional One Health Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation
West End Home Foundation

To learn more about GIA membership or how to join, please contact Maria Gonzales Jackson.

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