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::: March 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 and previous Chair of the American Society on Aging John Feather encourages all GIA members and their colleagues to participate in the upcoming 2016 Aging in America Conference in Washington, DC, this March 20-24. Nearly 3,000 professionals will meet to discuss a multitude of issues related to our growing older adult population. Several GIA members will be presenting at the conference. And John Feather will be participating in several conference sessions, including a National Forum on Ageism in America.

John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Issue Briefs Address Dementia Care, Elder Justice
The John A. Hartford Foundation Change AGEnts Initiative has produced a series of seven Issue Briefs that represent a summary of intensive working group meetings that took place at the Change AGEnts annual conference in December. The goal of the Issue Briefs is to create widespread and systemic changes in the care of older adults. Read the first two briefs on Dementia Care and Elder Justice.

The other issue briefs will be published on our Health AGEnda blog in the upcoming weeks.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Seeks Program Officer – End of Life Care/Care for Complex Patients
This new position will focus on researching, developing, and implementing a grantmaking strategy that promotes new models of care delivery for patients with complex conditions and/or nearing the end-of-life with the goal of improving quality of life for patients and their families, and reducing unnecessary or unwanted care and medical errors. Read the full job description here.

Retirement Research Foundation Accepting Applications for Projects That Improve Lives of Aging Americans
The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations for local and national projects designed to improve the quality of life for older Americans. Read more here.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Healthy Aging Advocacy Projects
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofit organizations for projects that champion communities as they improve the quality of life for all citizens at every stage of life. Read more here.


GIA Accepting Call for Proposals
Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) is pleased to announce its Call for Proposals for our 2016 annual conference, which will be held October 26-28 at the Nines Hotel, Portland, Oregon. GIA invites GIA Members, Affinity Groups, and Regional Associations of Grantmakers to submit proposals for concurrent sessions to be included in the program agenda. It's your chance to help the National Program Planning Committee build a content-rich program by submitting interactive, innovative session proposals.

For detailed instructions about how to submit a session, as well as a timeline of key deadlines related to the process, please visit the GIA website. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Conference Highlights 2015
Highlights of the 2015 Annual Conference are now available. Click here to access a list of presentations, PowerPoints, ideas for funding, resources, and contact information. Many thanks to The SCAN Foundation, whose support helped make this online resource possible.

GIA Community AGEnda Work Mentioned in AARP
In an article for the AARP blog, Jeanne Anthony discusses the efforts of the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. The piece provides generous coverage of GIA’s recently published report, “Guiding Principles for the Sustainability of Age-Friendly Community Efforts.” Read the full post here.
New Report Makes Business Case for Age-Friendly Communities
The Case for Age-Friendly Communities,” a report prepared for Grantmakers In Aging by Margaret B. Neal, Ph.D., Portland State University, Institute on Aging, and Alan DeLaTorre, Ph.D., Portland State University, Institute on Aging, has recently been published on the GIA website. This document details various reasons why creating an age-friendly community makes good sense economically and socially, with the reasons drawing on research conducted by academicians, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations.

Conversations with GIA
The Age Strong™ Initiative: A Private-Philanthropic Partnership Helping Grantmakers Increase Impact
On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT, 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.

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 or need technical support, please feel free to contact Maria Gonzales-Jackson, Director of Membership and Programs.

GIA Member
The John A. Hartford Foundation has released a new Dartmouth Atlas report, Our Parents, Ourselves: Health Care for an Aging Population. The report takes a close and compelling look at Medicare data to show us where the United States is making progress in patient-centered and evidence-based care for Medicare beneficiaries and where improvement is still needed. Read the report and explore regional data tables here.
GIA’s Issue Brief on Family Caregiving Updated
The GIA Issue Brief on family caregiving, authored by Lynn Friss Feinberg, MSW, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute, has been re-written and re-posted. This Issue Brief is part of a collaborative series between Grantmakers In Aging and Grantmakers in Health, supported by Archstone Foundation. Read the Issue Brief here.

The Health Care Neighborhood: Philanthropy's Role in Aging Well
In GIH’s Views from the Field, Community Memorial Foundation’s Gregory DiDomenico discusses how to bridge health care and social services in order to provide older adults and their families with seamless, comprehensive care. Read the article here.

Side-By-Side Review of Long-Term Care Financing Policy Recommendations
Earlier this month, the Bipartisan Policy Center, LeadingAge, and the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative released policy recommendations related to improving America’s financing system for long-term care. This analysis from The SCAN Foundation identifies common themes and notes where the recommendations differ in perspective.

Mark your calendar and join GIA at these upcoming online and in-person events. Please note that some events require advance registration.
::: March 22
Annual GIA Members Reception: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
::: March 30
Conversations with GIA: The Age Strong™ Initiative: A Private-Philanthropic Partnership Helping Grantmakers Increase Impact
:::June 21-23
IFA Global Conference 2016: Disasters in an Ageing World
Brisbane, Australia

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

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