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::: July 2016

The format of Aging Matters is new, but we still need your help to build the content. Let us know about news coverage you’ve received for your projects, your organizations or issues you care about, and anything else you’re doing so we can share it with GIA members. You can submit news items here.

GIA CEO John Feather was recently quoted in a three-part series on The Pew Charitable Trusts Stateline titled “Going Gray: How Aging Baby Boomers Will Challenge Suburbia.” The articles—“Can Car-Centric Suburbs Adjust to Aging Baby Boomers?” “As Suburbs Shift, Funding Fights Loom” and “Grocery Stores, Grab Bars and 'Golden Girls'”—also quote and cite the age-friendly work of Community AGEnda grantees Amy St. Peter of the Maricopa Association of Governments, Kathryn Lawler ​of the Atlanta Regional Commission, and Cathy Boyer-Shesol of the Mid-America Regional Council. Read the full article here.

Five New Grants Totaling $4.8 Million Approved by JAHF Board of Trustees at June 2016 Meeting
The John A. Hartford Foundation Board of Trustees have approved five new grants totaling $4.8 million that seek to close gaps in the delivery of quality care to older adults. At their June 2016 quarterly meeting, Trustees approved a new initiative that brings together national leaders in the move to improve home-based primary care to address the gap in care for the frailest, sickest homebound elders. Three other grants focus on important gaps in health care policy related to palliative care, hospital admission status, and oral health through outreach, education, and advocacy. And the Foundation is partnering with Kaiser Health News (KHN) to address the gap in high-quality news coverage and public understanding about the complex issues of health care delivery and its impact on older adults and their families. To learn more, click here.
Don't Forget: Submit Nominations for the 2016 Grantmakers In Aging Diversity Award
GIA continues to accept nominations for its Diversity Award. Nonprofit organizations (receiving funding from a foundation or whose funding sources include foundation[s]), individual grantmakers, or foundations working effectively with a diverse aging population are eligible for consideration. Self-nominations are welcome.

Nomination forms should be submitted electronically to Darla Minnich, with “2016 GIA Diversity Award” in the subject line. Nomination deadline is July 11, 2016. Visit the GIA website to download nominating instructions or a nomination form.

If you have questions about the award process, please email Darla Minnich or call 937.681.5213.

Conversations with GIA
The Economic Case for Age-Friendly Communities
Capturing the attention of elected officials and the business community on the value of age-friendly communities is critical to sustaining efforts to create age-friendly communities. Documenting the economic impact of the 65+ population is one powerful strategy. Join the webinar on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, from 2–3pm ET to learn how economic impact analyses transformed messages with influencers and decision-makers. A “business case” synthesizing the results of these analyses and related efforts will be shared as well.
Presenters are Margaret Neal, PhD, Director, Institute on Aging and Professor, Community Health, Portland State University; Kathryn Lawler, MPP, Director, Area Agency on Aging Atlanta Regional Commission; and Cathy Boyer-Shesol, MPA, Project Manager, KC Communities for All Ages, Mid-America Regional Council.

Click here to read more and to register.

::: Missed a webinar? Archives of GIA webinars can be found on our website.

    GIA Member
     Have you tried the new GIA members-only portal? It’s a great way to stay connected with GIA and to share information with our members. If you are a GIA member, you should have received an email with temporary credentials. If you didn't get the email, or if you have any questions, comments, need technical support or would like a one-to-one tutorial session, please feel free to contact Maria Gonzales-Jackson, Director of Membership and Programs.

    Mixed News for Social Security, Medicare
    According to AARP, Social Security’s more than 60 million beneficiaries are projected at this point to receive a tiny 0.2 percent cost-of-living adjustment next year, while some Medicare recipients could see steep premium increases. Read more here.

    Bringing Awareness to Elder Abuse

    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, an estimated five million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited every year. For every one case that’s reported, as many as 23 are not. In honor of the recent World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, click here to learn more about the problem and what can be done to end elder abuse.

    How Can States Support An Aging Population?
    This report from the New York Academy of Medicine, with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund, explores policy options for states wishing to respond to the growing population of older adults. Read the full report here.

    Mark your calendar and join GIA at these upcoming online and in-person events. Please note that some events require advance registration.

    :::July 19
    Reforming Long-Term Care Financing and Delivery Webinar
    :::July 20, 2–3pm ET
    Conversations with GIA
    The Economic Case for Age-Friendly Communities

    :::August 25
    8th International Positive Aging Conference
    Washington, DC

    :::October 26-28
    GIA Annual Conference
    Portland, OR

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