Did you miss any of the Future-Proof Live Webcasts? Not to worry—all sessions have been recorded for on-demand viewing. Click the links below to view any you may have missed.
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Ken Dychtwald, psychologist, gerontologist, founder/CEO of Age Wave and author of 17 books addresses how the coronavirus public health crisis is affecting different generations and how younger generations can learn from older generations in dealing with the crisis and vice versa. He also discusses the broader issue of the aging of America and what we are and are not prepared for. He offers advice for how ASA members might best handle these new challenges.
During the webcast, Dr. Dychtwald announced that he would donate all of his proceeds from the sales of his upcoming book, What Retirees Want: A Holistic View of Life’s Third Age, to the American Society on Aging! Thanks to his generosity, when you purchase his book, not only will you gain valuable insights, but you will also be supporting ASA. Additionally, ASA members receive a 40% discount on the book. Contact us for more information.
Disruptive Innovation in Aging: Reacting to the COVID-19 Crisis (April 30, 2020)
Jeffrey Klein, President & CEO, Nevada Senior Services describes the experience of Nevada Senior Services, one of many well-established aging services and healthcare organizations in the midst of disruption in the services that they provide. He outlines how COVID-19 has challenged underlying assumptions of resource availability, face-to-face person & family caregiver supports, operating relationships with our network partners and funders. He also describes how COVID-19 has specifically affected their senior housing collaborations and caregiver support programs and lessons learned along the way.
Serving San Francisco’s Aging Population During COVID-19 (May 14, 2020)
Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director, San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services describes how her organization has responded to the crisis by quickly vamping up capacity and starting up new models for service deliveries. She outlines how they’ve had to shift focus in their efforts to adapt to the evolving situation and how it has resulted in new models of delivery.
The Case for Racial Equity in Aging in the COVID-19 Era (May 21, 2020)
Jean Accius, PhD, Senior Vice President, Global Thought Leadership, AARP, and Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy, PHI, outline how COVID-19 has impacted the work of both AARP and PHI and how the organizations have evolved to address it. They describe lessons learned and share critical solutions they’ve devised. They address how and why black and Latino people are being hospitalized and dying at a greater rate from the COVID-19 virus and lay out some of the racial equity solutions in aging that are essential to the national response to the virus.
Anti-Racism and Pro-Aging: A Stonewall Legacy (June 10, 2020)
A timely and important conversation led by key leaders of ASA who are both gay men, Michael Adams, ASA Board Chair and CEO of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders) and Peter Kaldes, ASA CEO. What is the central role that dismantling white supremacy and fighting for racial justice has in our work to improve the lives of older people in this country? Today's struggle can, and must, redeem the brave sacrifices of so many who fought valiantly for civil rights throughout history and echo the voices of those who fought for LGBTQ liberation at Stonewall.
Karyne Jones, President and CEO of the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, will share how COVID-19 has impacted her organization, with a focus on affected African American elders and the services NCBA provides for them. She will address societal issues, including social determinants, chronic disease and access to healthcare, that continue to plague the African American community and how they are reflected in the imbalance in virus cases. She will describe the changes they had to make, including the way they communicate, and highlight lessons learned.