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::: FEBRUARY 2016

GIA is excited to debut the new and improved Aging Matters. Our newsletter still curates valuable information about aging and philanthropy, but it’s been redesigned and reorganized to make the content more readable and accessible. We’d love to hear your thoughts — tell us what you think about the new design.

John Feather on Huffington Post: Sustainable Grantmaking for Age-friendly Communities
GIA CEO John Feather tackles one of the biggest challenges when it comes to building an age-friendly community — making it last. Read the post here, which was co-authored with Jenny Campbell. And don’t forget to download a working document, from Community AGEnda, that presents best practices and success stories about this topic: “Guiding Principles for the Sustainability of Age-Friendly Community Efforts.”

All New Membership Portal Set to Launch
GIA is excited to announce the launch of our MEMBERS-ONLY membership portal! The membership portal will have a complete staff directory of all current GIA members, a discussion forum to post questions or share resources, and the ability to renew your membership online. An invitation email has been sent — if you did not receive it, please contact Maria Gonzales Jackson.

The John A. Hartford Foundation Announces New Program Director
Rani Snyder, MPA, will join The John A. Hartford Foundation as its new Program Director in March, the Foundation announced today. Ms. Snyder most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Nevada Medical Center. Read the entire news release here.

Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program
The Cambia Health Foundation is now accepting applications for this program, which is designed to help cultivate the next generation of palliative care physician and nurse leaders. Sojourns Scholars receive a two-year $180,000 grant, ongoing mentoring from established national leaders, and other program benefits. The application deadline for the 2016 Sojourns Scholar Program applications is February 26, 2016. Please visit the Cambia Health Foundation website if you are interested in applying.

Call for Proposals Coming Soon
GIA will be opening the Call for Proposals for our 2016 annual conference in February. This is an opportunity for GIA Members, Affinity Groups, and Regional Associations of Grantmakers to help the national Program Planning Committee build a content-rich program by submitting interactive, innovative session proposals. Look for more details the second week of February.

2015 Conference Materials
The slide decks used at the 2015 conference are now online and available for download. Many thanks to The SCAN Foundation for supporting the process of capturing and publishing the key learnings from the conference.

Download John Feather’s State of Aging Address
If you enjoyed John Feather’s address on “The State of Aging in America: Soaring in the Future: Seeking New Horizons in Aging and Philanthropy” (or if you missed it but would like to take a look), it is available for download here.

GIA Launches Three-year Project to Improve the Experience of Rural Aging
To improve the experience of rural aging, Grantmakers In Aging is launching a three-year initiative — Creating a Sustainable Network for the Rural Aging Movement — aimed at developing ways to connect and support key players concerned with rural aging, share knowledge, and expand the resources and services available to older adults in rural areas. The initiative is funded by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Read more on the GIA website.

Conversations with GIA
Reimagining Oral Healthcare for Our Nation’s Seniors

Join us on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM EST to hear panelists discuss how the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center, scheduled to open in mid-2016, hopes to reimagine how we provide oral healthcare for our nation’s seniors and the role that funders can have in achieving this goal.
Click here to learn more about the webinar and register.

Conversations with GIA
The Age Strong™ Initiative: A Private-Philanthropic Partnership Helping Grantmakers Increase Impact
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, ET, we’ll convene virtually to discover the social impact that the Age Strong Initiative from AARP, AARP Foundation, Calvert Foundation, and Capital Impact Partners is creating through specific examples and how you can participate. Learn about the financing available through Age Strong, and what types of aging-focused organizations and projects Capital Impact Partners is seeking to support. Click here to read more and register.

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

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We Love Likes!
Thank you to all who put us over 1,000 likes on our Facebook page! It’s a milestone that proves that our mission — improving the experience of aging — is reaching a wider and wider audience! Have you liked GIA’s Facebook page yet? If not, please do, by clicking here. We post a lot of news about GIA and our members there, so it’s a great way to stay in touch.
The 2015 Eisner Prizes Announced
The Eisner Foundation will honor two exceptional organizations, Generations United of Washington, D.C., and L.A. Kitchen of Los Angeles, California, with The Eisner Prizes for Intergenerational Excellence. The Prizes are $100,000 cash gifts that recognize an individual or a nonprofit organization for efforts to unite multiple generations and bring about positive, lasting changes in their communities. The Prizes will be awarded at the National Conference in San Francisco on February 10, 2016. Read the press release here.

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Elder Abuse Resources
A new FrameWorks Institute report on elder justice, supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Archstone Foundation, provides valuable insights into why the public doesn't see the issue as a high priority the way aging experts do. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the much-anticipated “Elder Abuse Surveillance: Uniform Definitions and Recommended Core Data Elements.”

Report on Aging in the US
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has released a new report “Aging in the United States,” which examines recent trends and disparities among adults ages 65 and older, and how baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 will reshape America's older population. The report is available here.
The Aging Network in Transition: Hanging in the Balance
The National Academy of Social Insurance has recently posted a white paper, written by Anne Montgomery and Elizabeth Blair, on the Aging Network. Read more about the paper and download it here.

Mark your calendar and join GIA at these upcoming online and in-person events. Please note that some events require advance registration.
::: February 24
Conversations with GIA: Reimagining Oral Healthcare for Our Nation's Seniors
::: March 30
Conversations with GIA: The Age Strong™ Initiative: A Private-Philanthropic Partnership Helping Grantmakers Increase Impact
::: October 26–28
GIA Annual Conference in Portland, OR

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