Diversity Within: Conference Session Illuminates Asian American and Pacific Islander Study

The city of San Francisco, the setting for the American Society on Aging’s (ASA) Aging in America Conference, is all about diversity. More than a third (34%) of the total population in San Francisco is Asian/Pacific Islander (according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey), and even within that community, diversity is the key word. In fact, diversity within the Asian community is true across America as well. The ASA conference presented a rich opportunity to share recent findings from …

Leadership Longevity Awards: AARP’s Public Policy Institute Recognized for Ad Council Campaign Featuring Male Caregivers

It was a night of celebration from the moment the 15th Annual Longevity Leadership Awards got underway Wednesday evening at the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco, where the American Society on Aging’s (ASA) annual conference is happening. As this year’s six awardees were announced, the Golden Gate Bridge shimmered off the bay in the sunset. AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI) took honors in garnering the award for Leadership Media & Innovation for its collaboration withAARP Media and the …

Building an Age Friendly U.S.: Good Ideas Have No Borders

The American Society on Aging’s (ASA) annual conference got off to a roaring start Monday as an expected 3,000 attendees from around the world descended upon San Francisco to foster greater collaboration and sharing of advances in supporting an ever-expanding aging population. The ASA Chairs’ Lecture, and one of the conference’s first sessions, featured Stephanie Firestone, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for AARP International, along with four renowned experts on age friendly issues. Moderated by John Feather, CEO of Grant Makers …

American Society on Aging Conference, Up Close: Achieving a High Performing System in Long-Term Services and Supports

As more than 3,000 leaders and professionals in the field of aging gather in San Francisco for the 2018 Aging in America conference, addressing the needs of the aging population and the number of people living with disabilities will be top of mind. That’s more important than ever. Approximately 10,000 people turn age 65 every day, and new projections from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the United States is heading toward a transformative milestone: older adults will outnumber children …

Connecting Expectation and Reality: The Home Alone Alliance Takes Center Stage at Aging in America

Getting our research off the page and into policy and practice is a critical component of the Public Policy Institute’s work. We know that in order to help older adults, family caregivers of all ages and the professionals who support them, we need to back up our facts and research findings with concrete action steps. At this week’s Aging in America, the national conference of the American Society on Aging, the Public Policy Institute and its key partners will showcase …

Warning: Short-Term Health Plans = Higher Premiums for Older Adults

You might have thought that efforts to unravel the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were over, but newly proposed regulations and legislation are once again threatening to have similar harmful effects for older adults ages 50-64 who rely on individual market coverage. On February 21, 2018, the Trump Administration proposed new federal rules calling for significant expansion of a category of insurance products known as “short-term limited duration” insurance plans. More recently, Congress is considering legislation that would block states, who …