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Advancing our Advocacy
Best Practices in Healthy Aging
Building Livable Communities for All Ages
Business Building 2.0: Strategies to Strengthen Systems and People
Cutting-Edge OAA & Caregiver Programs
Enhancing Independent Living through Mobility Innovations
Innovative Programs for Integrated Care
Maximizing Resources through Strategic Volunteer Engagement
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Aging Populations
Title VI Programs: Unique Challenges and Solutions

Sunday, July 30 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - General Session

Opening General Session: Moving Our Mission Forward: New Directions for the Aging Network

With a new Administration, a new Congress and new legislative initiatives to change federal investments in health care and social services, it is imperative that the Aging Network take the reins to define the direction for services to support older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. Get insights and perspectives from the Administration for Community Living on strategies to move the Aging Network’s mission forward.

Sponsored by Mom's Meals

  • Mary Lazare, Principal Deputy Administrator, U.S. Administration for Community Living, DC

Monday, July 31 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am - General Session

General Session: Recognizing the Importance of the Social Determinants of Health: Health Care Partnerships That Work

Health care systems have begun to recognize the importance of social determinants of health such as food, transportation and housing to improving overall health and lowering costs. The John A. Hartford Foundation is investing in age-friendly health systems to better integrate community-based supports and services within the health system and across the continuum of care. Four out of five physicians participating in a national survey conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognized that patients’ social needs are as important to address as their medical conditions. Hear from The John A. Hartford Foundation about its priority areas for supporting the spread of evidence-based models that can dramatically accelerate care improvement for older adults. In addition, a panel of physicians will discuss how they are working with the Aging Network to address the social determinants of health and improve older adults’ well-being.

Sponsored by aetna

  • Kyle Allen, Vice President, Clinical Integration, Medical Director, Geriatric Medicine and Lifelong Health, Riverside Health System, Newport News, VA
  • Malaz Boustani, Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer, Center for Brain Care Innovation, Eskanazi Health, Indianapolis, IN
  • Robert Schreiber, Medical Director, Healthy Living Center of Excellence, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc., Lawrence, MA
  • Charlton Wilson, Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Care Plan/Mercy Care Advantage, Phoenix, AZ
  • Rani Snyder, Program Director, The John A. Hartford Foundation, New York, NY

Tuesday, August 1 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am - General Session

General Session: Life’s Bulldozer Moments: Finding Your Path and Leading Change

Times of great change and challenge present us with opportunities to find our center as leaders. With great changes confronting the Aging Network, it is critical that we find a way to seize these "bulldozer moments" to reinforce the foundation and build the future of aging and home and community-based services in this nation. Find out how commitment, passion, compassion and determination can help you find your path and successfully lead change from a national health care leader and author of "Life's Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business."

  • Donato Tramuto, CEO, Tivity Health, Franklin, TN

Wednesday, August 2 - 8:00 am - 10:00 am - General Session

Closing General Session: Connect2Affect: Combatting Social Isolation

An estimated one in five adults age 50+ are affected by isolation. Older adults who describe themselves as lonely have a 59 percent greater risk of functional decline and a 45 percent greater risk of death. n4a is a partner with the AARP Foundation in the national Connect2Affect Campaign to combat social isolation. Find out how you and your agency can get involved.

Sponsored by amerihealth

  • Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation, Washington, DC