Category: Geriatric Workforce Issues

October 19, 2017

Missed the #Save4Health Twitter Chat? Here’s A Recap!

The Alliance for Aging Research recently hosted a Twitter chat to highlight the health costs associated with retirement and insights on how older adults can prepare. If you were unable to join the chat, we've archived it for you to view. 
October 18, 2017

#Save4Health Twitter Chat: Planning for Health Costs in Retirement

This Twitter chat held on Wednesday, October 18 discussed the health costs associated with retirement and insights on how older adults can prepare. The chat can be followed using #Save4Health.
May 10, 2017

Seniors Are Benefiting from Improved Clinical Care, But Face Economic Barriers to Better Health

America’s seniors are seeing improvements in clinical care but are facing significant economic barriers to better health, according to the key findings from United Health Foundation’s fifth annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report.
October 20, 2016

Recognizing the Work of Silver Scholar Dr. David Wise

In 2013, the Alliance for Aging Research and the MetLife Foundation announced David A. Wise, Ph.D., as the winner of the MetLife Foundation Silver Scholar Award.  To further discuss Dr. Wise’s work and the broader issues of assessing value in aging, the Alliance and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will host a panel, titled “Maximizing the Value of Health Aging to Society.” The event will take place on October 25, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
December 14, 2015

Alliance’s Peschin Featured in Article on the U.S. Longevity Economy

The Alliance's Susan Peschin, MHS, was featured in an article on the longevity economy in The Straits Times, a publication in Singapore. 
October 22, 2014

The New Age of Aging: Are Longer Lives a Good Thing?

In a discussion moderated by documentary filmmaker Perri Peltz, Mailman School of Public Health Dean Linda P. Fried, and Alliance for Aging Research Founder Dan Perry will share perspectives on the new frontier of an aging population. Together, they will dive into research on the effects of aging on societies, how aging is perceived today, and the future of aging. What will today’s younger people experience when they are old?
July 22, 2013

The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections Call-In Event

On July 22nd, join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology as they are joined by experts discussing this urgent problem. The centerpiece of this discussion will be the latest fact sheet from the Alliance's Silver Book, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of health-care associated infections, and explores the value of innovation in reducing these burdens.
July 16, 2012

IOM Recommends Boost to Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce

Groups like the Alliance for Aging Research and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) have long been calling attention to the looming crisis that we face with extreme current and projected shortages in our geriatric workforce. According to recent data from AGS there are currently only 7,029 certified geriatricians in the U.S. —half of what we currently need—and those numbers are in steep decline. Just imagine what these numbers will look like when our 65 and older population grows from 40.3 million now to 72.1 million in 2030.
December 5, 2008

Gearing Up for the Silver Tsunami

As the Silver Tsunami approaches, more and more families will be faced with the choice of staying at home and caring for their loved one or finding outside assistance. The uBOT-5 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst may be available to help.
February 15, 2007

Congress Restores Funds for Geriatric Training

Alliance for Aging Research Commends Congress for Restoring Funding of Geriatric Training Programs