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2017 Hurricane Season: The Effect on Older Adults & What Funders Should Know

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When faced with how to best to respond to the needs of older adults in a disaster, funders need to combine their knowledge of all three components of this work: knowledge about philanthropy, older adults, and disasters. Please join Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) for a panel discussion with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, The Patterson Foundation and the Florida Philanthropic Network.

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HEARTACHE, PAIN, AND HOPE: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis

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08/2017

As the opioid crisis rages on, rural communities are suffering some of the worst damage. Rural places are home to many older people, but their needs, and the many different ways they are affected, are often overlooked. As part of Grantmakers in Aging's rural aging initiative, GIA has released a new paper: Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis: An Introduction for Funders, which offers a fresh perspective, broadening the discussion, highlighting the needs and concerns of older adults, and describing proven programs, innovative partnerships, policy recommendations, and scientific and medical responses that governments, communities, nonprofits, and philanthropies can support and expand.

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AARP Fact Sheet on High-Risk Pools Under AHCA

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06/2017

The AARP Public Policy Institute released a fact sheet on how the American Health Care Act would reshape health care coverage and affordability. The fact sheet highlights the higher premiums that would be charged in high-risk pools. Annual premiums could range from $19,330 to $38,600 depending on the state.

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New Frontiers for Funding: An Introduction to Grantmaking in Rural Aging

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04/2017

To accelerate and expand an emerging drive to improve the experience of rural aging, GIA is leading a three-year program, Creating a Sustainable Network for the Rural Aging Movement. The initiative seeks to connect and support key players concerned with rural aging, share knowledge, expand the resources and services available to older adults in rural areas, and is supported by a grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.
 

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What Funders Need to Know: Quality Care = Quality Jobs

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06/2013

As older adults are increasingly choosing to age in place, cross-cutting issues are coming to the forefront – the quality of care received by disabled or chronically ill older adults in their own homes, and the quality of the jobs of the caregivers who provide this care.

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Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities

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01/2007

This checklist of essential age-friendly city features is based on the results of the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities project consultation in 33 cities in 22 countries. The checklist is a tool for a city’s self-assessment and a map for charting progress. More detailed checklists of age-friendly city features are to be found in the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities Guide.

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South Florida Institute on Aging to Host Annual Caregiver Symposium: Technology and Caregiving ...

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04/26/2018

The second annual Caregiver Symposium hosted by The South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA) and the Caregiver Coalition of South Florida will be offered on Friday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship DeSantis Building at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. The event is presented by Nova Southeastern University and Sunshine Health. Free admission to caregivers is sponsored by FPL and Humana is the luncheon sponsor.

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