Date: November 25th, 2014
This Giving Season Consider the Alliance
As we enter the holiday season, we also enter that time of the year when giving is at its peak. As you consider your own end of year giving, we wanted to offer a couple of ways you can give back to the Alliance.
The first is through #GivingTuesday.
You know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but do you know about #GivingTuesday? This is a global day dedicated to giving back to worthy causes. #GivingTuesday offers us an opportunity to join millions of others to donate to causes that we believe can make a difference. We hope you will join the Alliance on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, as we participate in this global celebration of generosity.
To make a donation, click here.
The second is through AmazonSmile. Whenever you make an eligible purchase on Amazon.com through AmazonSmile, the company makes a donation of .5 percent of the purchase price to the Alliance when you designate us as your chosen charity. Click here to start shopping!
Healthspan Imperative Video Update
Back in our Summer edition of Living Longer & Loving It, we told you about the launch of our new film, The Healthspan Imperative. It focuses on the country’s next great priority: solving the challenges brought about by the aging of the American population. Since its debut in August, we've had more than 35,000 views on YouTube. We've also created a series of short films that summarize the primary messages of the film. We invite you to watch those films here.
Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Through December 7
A reminder to Medicare beneficiaries: Medicare Open Enrollment runs through December 7. This is the time of year to review your plan and make changes if needed. To learn more about Open Enrollment, visit here. You can also follow along for information on Twitter @MedicareGov.
An Online Community for 'Creaky Joints'
Do you have or know someone with arthritis and rheumatic disease? There is a website called CreakyJoints, part of the nonprofit Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), that offers support and information for those with these conditions.
Check it out here.
Do you have a piece of news you'd like to share with us about the world of aging research? Please feel free to let us know! We want to hear from you.