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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Don’t forget to get your tickets to our Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards Dinner, Heroes In Health: An Evening To Celebrate Connection, Resilience, And Healthy Aging, on Sept. 17 at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.!