The Administration for Community Living has announced the first meetings of the advisory councils established by the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) Act. The RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council is responsible for providing recommendations on effective models of family caregiving and support to family caregivers, as well as improving coordination across federal government programs.
The Social Security Administration’s Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) is holding their annual meeting highlighting current consortia research projects funded by the administration. Participants can attend the meeting in person or via live stream.
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The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is hosting a day-long seminar for interns, students, and young professionals to learn about the basics of Social Security. Attendees will learn about Social Security’s structure and financing, factors that impact adequacy of benefits, and why Social Security is relevant for younger generations. Seminar attendees will also discuss policy proposal and participate in a workshop to develop a solution for Social Security’s solvency and benefit adequacy.
The National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) is hosting a day-long convening focused on helping the network of community-based senior nutrition programs understand best practices, current challenges and emerging opportunities in the provision of medically tailored meals targeted at older adults.
Consumer Voice is hosting its first-ever summer Hill Day this year on July 18. Participants will meet with members of Congress and advocate for better quality care and quality of life for nursing home residents and other long-term care consumers. Consumer Voice will provide briefs, talking points, and other information to help participants deliver a strong message and share their concerns on topics, such as preserving the revised federal nursing home regulations and increasing funding for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
According to a report from the ADvancing States MLTSS Institute, “By 2050, 20% of the total U.S. population will be 65 or older...The number of people age 85 or older will grow the fastest over the next few decades, constituting 4% of the population by 2050, or ten times its share in 1950." The likelihood of a person needing support with ADLs increases with age. An estimated one-third of individuals age 65 or older have some kind of functional limitation. By age 85, two-thirds will have functional limitations.” How will we accommodate for the growing aging population?
The U.S. Access Board is hosting a town hall meeting on May 21 in Indianapolis to provide an open forum to allow people pose questions to the Board or share comments or concerns about accessibility for people with disabilities. There also will be panel discussions with area speakers on accessible recreation and outdoor environments, the Indiana AgrAbility Project, and local compliance initiatives under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
SAMHSA and ACL, together with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, are hosting the second annual National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day.
The Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (EPM-RRTC) State of the Science Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Following this event, the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Event on Wednesday, February 13. These events are both held in Washington DC and offer both in-person and webcast participation options. The agenda, presenters, and logon procedures (for web viewers) will be emailed to attendees as they become available.
Registration for this event is free.