National Academy on an Aging Society

National Academy on an Aging Society A non-partisan public policy institute that conducts and compiles research on issues related to population aging for researchers, policymakers, and the public.

The National Academy on an Aging Society is the policy branch of the Gerontological Society of America(GSA). As a non-partisan public policy institute, the Academy actively conducts and compiles research on issues related to population aging and provides information to the public, the press, policymakers, and the academic community. Follow us on Twitter: @Aging_Society Check out past issues of our Public Policy and Aging E-Newsletter (or subscribe for new issues!) at: www.agingsociety.org/agingsociety/publications/public_policy/PPAR_ENewsletter.html

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Check out the lineup for #GSA2020 Policy Series.
10/22/2020

Check out the lineup for #GSA2020 Policy Series.

Newly released: Policy Series Program for #GSA2020. Get a sneak peak at the streaming symposia, on-demand sessions, and networking events happening at The GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.
https://bit.ly/3dSQSZM

The Gerontological Society of America
10/21/2020

The Gerontological Society of America

Listen to a message from GSA President Kathryn Hyer on the value of attending the #GSA2020 meeting. "One of GSA's core missions is to provide a channel for the best science in aging to be brought to the field at large."
https://bit.ly/37sdyi9

The Gerontological Society of America
06/25/2020

The Gerontological Society of America

Hallmarks of aging could cause increased immune response to SARS-CoV-2 among older adults. They may contribute to added risk of accelerate biological aging, even after recovery from #COVID19.
https://bit.ly/3hUahe6

On Wednesday May 23rd, the Surgeon General will discuss opioid abuse prevention, treatment, and federal response with em...
05/21/2018

On Wednesday May 23rd, the Surgeon General will discuss opioid abuse prevention, treatment, and federal response with emergency physicians. For those unable to join in person, a Facebook live broadcast will be available on the ACEP page: https://www.facebook.com/ACEPFan/. More details in link.

Can't make it to #LAC18? You can still see the Surgeon General's keynote!

The United States Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, will deliver the keynote address at the LAC18 Solutions Forum. We are featuring it LIVE on our page.

Tune in Wednesday, May 23rd, at 8:45 am EST. For more information on LAC, click here: http://acep.org/LAC

04/27/2018
Next Avenue

Next Avenue

grandPad® is the smartest, simplest, and safest way to connect seniors with their loved ones so they never miss another memory. The folks at grandPad are giving away a device + one year of service to one lucky Next Avenue reader. Enter for your chance to win: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCG79HB

Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine
03/07/2018
Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine

Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine

An analysis of insurance claims in Washington state found that in a single year more than 600,000 patients underwent testing and treatment they didn't need, at an estimated cost of $282 million.

Our latest issue brings attention to the isolation, loneliness, and the lack of social connections that mark the lives o...
02/20/2018

Our latest issue brings attention to the isolation, loneliness, and the lack of social connections that mark the lives of millions of older adults. Link: bit.ly/2HShxpa (via Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press)

02/15/2018
Aging in Rural America: The Growing Crisis, A Movement for Change

Video: “Aging in Rural America: The Growing Crisis, A Movement for Change.” Panel of experts in aging and health discuss the complex challenges and opportunities facing aging adults in rural America.

Each day, 10,000 people reach the age of 65 in the United States, and approximately 25 percent of Americans older than age 65 live in a small town or other r...

Members of Congress share their personal stories about caring for family members: https://www.geron.org/images/documents...
01/23/2018

Members of Congress share their personal stories about caring for family members:https://www.geron.org/images/documents/congressional_stories_of_family_caregiving.pdf (FREE publication from The Gerontological Society of America)

The 'Men's Shed' movement helps older men stave off loneliness
01/22/2018
The 'Men's Shed' movement helps older men stave off loneliness

The 'Men's Shed' movement helps older men stave off loneliness

David Gutnick visits The Men's Shed in Winnipeg — a place where several dozen older men regularly get together to drink coffee, play cards and chat. There are no rules, no uniforms and no expectations.

01/15/2018
BBC News

Godspeed!

"Miraculous" – the 20-year-old who's transforming the lives of care home residents, one bicycle ride at a time. 🚲

(Via BBC Three)

Like the majority of family caregivers across the United States, senators and representatives juggle the demands of fami...
11/09/2017

Like the majority of family caregivers across the United States, senators and representatives juggle the demands of family life, work, and caregiving. This lunch briefing highlighted caregiving stories, including those of congressional members, in an effort to raise awareness of the need for action to support and assist family caregivers.

The program called attention to the challenges that family caregivers face, and the recommendations set forth by National Academy of Sciences “Families Caring for an Aging America” report for building a national strategy to address these issues effectively.

Speakers included Representative Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Representative Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, Representative Rep. Jacky Rosen of Nevada, Rani Snyder, Program Director for The The John A. Hartford Foundation,
Alan Stevens, Director, Center for Applied Health Research, Baylor Scott & White Health, Patricia D’Antonio, Senior Director of Professional Affairs for The Gerontological Society of America.

The briefing was supported by The Gerontological Society of America and The The John A. Hartford Foundation in partnership with AARP, the Alzheimer's Association, and the National Alliance for Caregiving.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/NASEMCaregiving

Photos by Kipp Burgoyne.

Like the majority of family caregivers across the United States, senators and representatives juggle the demands of family life, work, and caregiving. This lunch briefing highlighted caregiving stories, including those of congressional members, in an effort to raise awareness of the need for action to support and assist family caregivers.

The program called attention to the challenges that family caregivers face, and the recommendations set forth by National Academy of Sciences “Families Caring for an Aging America” report for building a national strategy to address these issues effectively.

Speakers included Representative Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Representative Congressman Jim Langevin of Rhode Island, Representative Rep. Jacky Rosen of Nevada, Rani Snyder, Program Director for The The John A. Hartford Foundation,
Alan Stevens, Director, Center for Applied Health Research, Baylor Scott & White Health, Patricia D’Antonio, Senior Director of Professional Affairs for The Gerontological Society of America.

The briefing was supported by The Gerontological Society of America and The The John A. Hartford Foundation in partnership with AARP, the Alzheimer's Association, and the National Alliance for Caregiving.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/NASEMCaregiving

Photos by Kipp Burgoyne.

What's their secret for success? On Monday, 10/23 at Noon (EST), experts in the aging field who have testified on Capito...
10/18/2017

What's their secret for success? On Monday, 10/23 at Noon (EST), experts in the aging field who have testified on Capitol Hill will share their perspectives on the process, preparation, and experience of testifying before a congressional committee. FREE WEBINAR. SIGN UP HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1559146357082289409

10/06/2017
Generationer

In Volkswagen's new long-form ad “Generations," an aging father and his grown son take a road trip together in an attempt to connect after a lifetime of misunderstanding https://youtu.be/A-sDCUXML2E

09/20/2017
U.S. Senator Susan Collins

U.S. Senator Susan Collins

WATCH LIVE: In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Senator Collins chairs U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing to examine disaster planning for older Americans.

A standing-room-only crowd greeted the first ever Technology and Aging (Tech Day) event at the The 21st World Congress o...
08/10/2017

A standing-room-only crowd greeted the first ever Technology and Aging (Tech Day) event at the The 21st World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

The program featured symposia on innovations in robotics, autonomous vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, caregiving technologies, and more. Dr. Joe Coughlin, founder and director of MIT AgeLab delivered the opening keynote.

Highlights of the day included lightning-quick "Minute Madness" presentations from dozens of new researchers in the aging and technology space, coordinated by Canada's AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence, and a dynamic pitch competition organized by Aging2.0. The winner of the pitch competition, Kinesis Health Technologies, was awarded $4,500, and the audience favorite, lifeAssist Technologies won $500!

In addition, right outside the meeting room doors, attendees engaged with new technologies in "Startup Alley"--an exhibit hall showcasing 12 early-stage startups. Attendees also networked with the founders during a reception, sponsored by AARP California.

Tech Day was made possible through the generous support of Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Avanir Pharmaceuticals.

Photos credit: #IAGG2017 World Congress hosted by The Gerontological Society of America.

A standing-room-only crowd greeted the first ever Technology and Aging (Tech Day) event at the The 21st World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

The program featured symposia on innovations in robotics, autonomous vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, caregiving technologies, and more. Dr. Joe Coughlin, founder and director of MIT AgeLab delivered the opening keynote.

Highlights of the day included lightning-quick "Minute Madness" presentations from dozens of new researchers in the aging and technology space, coordinated by Canada's AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence, and a dynamic pitch competition organized by Aging2.0. The winner of the pitch competition, Kinesis Health Technologies, was awarded $4,500, and the audience favorite, lifeAssist Technologies won $500!

In addition, right outside the meeting room doors, attendees engaged with new technologies in "Startup Alley"--an exhibit hall showcasing 12 early-stage startups. Attendees also networked with the founders during a reception, sponsored by AARP California.

Tech Day was made possible through the generous support of Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Avanir Pharmaceuticals.

Photos credit: #IAGG2017 World Congress hosted by The Gerontological Society of America.

Worth Watching! The film: 'Coming of Age in Aging America' is FREE TO VIEW until end of July: https://vimeo.com/21279678...
07/20/2017
COMING OF AGE IN AGING AMERICA

Worth Watching! The film: 'Coming of Age in Aging America' is FREE TO VIEW until end of July: https://vimeo.com/212796786

This is "COMING OF AGE IN AGING AMERICA" by Vital Pictures on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Tech Day Program Book now available! Read it here: https://www.iagg2017.org/images/documents/GSA_tech-day-final.pdf #IAG...
07/18/2017

Tech Day Program Book now available! Read it here:https://www.iagg2017.org/images/documents/GSA_tech-day-final.pdf #IAGG2017

"Geriatricians: Most doctors don't want to become them, most patients don't know they exist, and most internists and fam...
07/15/2017
Aging in Portland (Listen up Millennials, because you're next)

"Geriatricians: Most doctors don't want to become them, most patients don't know they exist, and most internists and family practitioners believe they know most of what a geriatrician knows." http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/364269-243748-aging-in-portland-listen-up-millennials-because-youre-nextv

Geriatricians: Most doctors don't want to become them, most patients don't know they exist, and most internists and family practitioners believe they know most of what a geriatrician knows

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