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.
Aging / Older Adults
What do the latest developments on federal health legislation mean for Florida?
In continued partnership on health policy research with Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, FPN's Florida Health Funders is pleased to share this upcoming webinar opportunity.
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.
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.
In celebration of Older Americans month this May, the Census Bureau has released a profile of facts on older Americans. The profile highlights data on several topics ranging from population, to income and poverty, to voting.
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.
Philanthropic organizations of all shapes and sizes are well positioned to support Communities for a Lifetime (CfaL). This issue brief explores four roles for philanthropy in advancing CfaL work.
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.
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.
Approximately 2.9 million family caregivers provided an estimated 2.4 billion hours of care per year worth a staggering $31 billion to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends in 2017, according to latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series.