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Catch Up with NCOA at the Aging in America Conference

The annual ASA Aging in America Conference kicks off Monday in San Francisco. NCOA staff will be there to share insight and success stories about our healthy aging and economic security programs.

Check out one of the sessions below, or come say “hi” at the NCOA expo booth (#812).

Monday, March 26, 2018

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs: Innovations, Updates and Strategies for Progression

9:00-10:30 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Union Square 14 (Tower 3, 4th Floor)
Hear from the program experts about innovations and updates in widely-disseminated evidence-based falls prevention programs. Learn how older adult program participants can progress within and between interventions, and discover strategies to offer a menu of falls prevention programs to address participants’ varying levels of falls risk.

Strategies to Recruit and Retain Dedicated Participants and Leaders for Evidence-Based Programs

1:00-2:00 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Union Square 25 (Tower 3, 4th Floor)
Evidence-based health promotion programs have been proven successful for older adults and people with disabilities in managing their health, improving their quality of life and lowering healthcare costs. Learn about best practices for recruiting and retaining participants and workshop leaders, including how to develop creative marketing materials, use social media, build effective partnerships, engage underserved populations, and more.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Results From the Field: Findings From CBO/Healthcare Partnerships

9:00-10:30 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Nob Hill 2-3 (Tower 3, 6th Floor)
This 90-minute symposium is comprised of the following sessions on CBO/Healthcare Partnerships:

  • Aging and Disability Business Institute: Findings from the Survey of CBOs’ Health Care Partnerships
  • Taking the Pulse of CBO-Health Care Partnerships: Results from Field-Based Surveys

Promising Practices for Connecting Low-Income Older Adults With Public Benefits

1:30-2:30 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Nob Hill 4-5 (Tower 3, 6th Floor)
It is important to connect economically struggling older adults to public benefits that can help them afford basic expenses such as healthcare, prescription drugs, food and energy bills. This session will share the results of an evaluation of a network of community-based organizations that help seniors and adults with disabilities apply for public benefits. The study revealed a set of replicable promising practices for outreach, screening and application assistance.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Breakthroughs in Home Modification: Supporting Health, Fall Prevention and Home Safety

1:00-2:30 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Plaza B (Lobby Level)
The University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the National Council on Aging will present their partnership to raise public and professional awareness of home modification to reduce falls and increase safety. Additionally, a panel will feature examples of innovative programs and practices in home modification: the evidence-based CAPABLE program, Stanford Health Care’s Farewell to Falls program, and the Thrive for Life program.

Economic Security of Older Adults: Tools for Aging Professionals, Researchers, Advocates, and Policymakers

1:00-2:30 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Franciscan D (Ballroom Level)
This symposium will address the issue of economic insecurity among older adults. More than 25 million older adults are economically insecure and are unaware of the available tools to live more securely. Learn how tools such as the Elder Index, one-on-one economic casework, and online resources at economiccheckup.org provides older adults with multiple methods of delivery to address financial security.

The National Falls Prevention Action Plan: A Framework for Action to Reduce Falls Among Older Adults

3:00-4:30 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Golden Gate 8 (Lobby Level)
Falls are the leading cause of injuries for Americans age 65+ and annually cost the nation over $30 billion. Learn how NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center, with national and state partners, is leading the charge to reduce falls and fall-related injuries through implementation of the 2015 National Falls Prevention Action Plan.

To Infinity and Beyond! Building Sustainable Evidence-Based Program Delivery Systems

3:00-4:30 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Franciscan B (Ballroom Level)
This session will provide an overview of the design and execution of the NCOA Network Development Learning Collaborative. It features an overview of the construct of the yearlong learning collaborative program; details the curriculum content; highlights coordination of stakeholder engagement; and peer learning; plus an overview of the online community IT application used to support data collection/sharing and reporting.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

DC Advocates Roundup: What You Need to Know About Aging Policy Now

10:00-11:30 AM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Franciscan D (Ballroom Level)
Leading aging advocates based in the nation’s capital will give attendees a comprehensive overview of federal policy issues affecting older adults and caregivers. Come learn about legislative and other policy initiatives that are moving now and how you can help shape federal policy to the betterment of older adults. A broad array of policy topics will be covered, with up-to-the-minute information for all levels of advocates.

Engaging Tribal Elders Through a Menu of Evidence-Based Programs

2:00-3:00 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Golden Gate 8 (Lobby Level)
Remaining active, engaged and independent is an essential component of healthy aging. This is especially important in Tribal communities, where the prevalence of chronic disease and falls-related injuries and deaths are substantially higher. Learn about the value and menu of evidence-based programs that have successfully engaged Tribal elders, and gain knowledge of best practices for healthy aging program implementation, maintenance and sustainability.

AMPing Up America

2:00-3:00 PM
Hilton San Francisco Union Square – Union Square 3-4 (Tower 3, 4th Floor)
The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) is a comprehensive and fun evidence-based program developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Older adults are reporting that AMP increased their social connection, physical activity, healthy eating habits, communication with their health care team, and use of advanced planning. This workshop will focus on how CBO’s are leading community-wide and statewide efforts to introduce, grow and sustain AMP. Key community-based organization leaders will describe their experiences and the in-roads they are making with various funding sources.

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