On Aging 2021 Brochure

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Thank you to the On Aging 2021 Sponsors & Partners

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Dear Friends, The past year has seen moments of fear, trauma and loss that will stay with all of us. And yet, we also have seen our members rise to unparalleled challenges, serving America’s older adults in new, dynamic and untested ways, with unchartered but life-changing results. ASA is so grateful for this work. We’ve been hearing about how we’re entering the new normal; and we’re glad because the old normal was filled with unconfronted inequities and ignored ageism. A new normal means all of us acknowledging and confronting these challenges and instating a new way of working, caring for each other and aging. As we built the agenda for On Aging 2021—America’s largest multidisciplinary conference in aging—we knew that paramount in this moment in our history had to be the theme of equity. After all, how we recover from this global pandemic will define us for generations to come. This is our moment to rise to the occasion and build stronger, more equitable, more empowering solutions for all of us as we age. We have seen the results of closing our eyes to the systemic racism and inequities that were built into our economic, health, social service and tech systems. And, now, ASA and On Aging 2021 is calling on our members to come together to learn, share resources and develop a new way of working, caring and aging that will take us beyond this moment and into an America in which we all deserve to live. ASA members have long been leaders, and our annual conference has always been a fun, important and special place, where each year, we learned and grew together. This year, that holds particular importance. But please know, as vital as this work is, we also have built in quite a bit of fun. Be on the lookout for cooking classes, workout classes and movie nights. This year’s annual conference is unlike any ASA has ever hosted, but then these historic times call for unprecedented thinking around increasing equity and equalizing justice, ensuring economic security, developing innovations, improving health and well-being and confronting ageism. As always, we turned to our members for their solutions and we can’t wait to convene On Aging 2021, when we will all share these incredible resources as we work toward creating a stronger and better future for all ages. Thank you,

Michael Adams Board Chair

Peter Kaldes, Esq Chief Executive Officer

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Preparing for On Aging 2021

On Aging 2021 is just around the corner and we know you want to plan how to get the most out of our very full agenda. Because of its virtual setting, we have spread Conference programming across two weeks, with each day offering inspiring plenary events, compelling and practical workshops, and interactive breaks. Here are some tips to begin planning.

1. Block your calendar for the daily keynotes. 2. Select the Summits that are right for you. 3. Select the workshops you plan to attend—there will be more than 175 over the course of two weeks, so have fun and enjoy! 4. Get ready to network and meet people from all across America. 5. Recognize ASA’s constituent group council members on Wednesday, April 7, and congratulate award winners on Friday, April 9. 6. Submit photos and videos to ASA’s Member Recognition Project :

Tip: We are kicking off with our Diversity Summit, which you won’t want to miss, as the theme of On Aging 2021 is Equity. You’ll notice that no other sessions conflict with this program, as we hope all attendees will make time to attend this summit.

The year 2020 was exceptional, and each one of you stepped up to do extraordinary work. We would like to recognize all of our members’ incredibly hard work. Please submit photos and a brief story or description so we can include you, your staff and your amazing experiences in a special presentation!

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On Aging 2021 Schedule

All times in Pacific

Tuesday, April 6

8:15 AM-8:30 AM Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE SESSION The Future of Aging and Aging Services: Navigating Toward a New Era of Hope, Health, Purpose and Equity

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

9:45 AM-12:45 PM DIVERSITY SUMMIT

On Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in an Aging Society

1:00 PM-4:00 PM SUMMIT

National Forum on Older Adults, COVID-19 and Access to Justice

1:00 PM-2:00 PM 60-minute Workshops 2:15 PM-3:15 PM 60-minute Workshops

Visit www.onaging.org to download the On Aging 2021 schedule in your time zone.

3:30 PM-4:30 PM 60-minute Workshops

Wednesday, April 7

8:30 AM-9:30 AM KEYNOTE SESSION

Technology: The ‘Great Equalizer’ of Society

SUMMIT Aging and Policy Summit—Promoting Healthy Aging and Taking Bold Action to Solve Our Healthcare Cost Crisis

9:45 AM-11:15 AM

9:45 AM-11:15 AM 90 minute Workshops 11:30 AM-12:30 PM CONSTITUENT GROUP CURATED SESSIONS 60-minute Workshops 12:45 PM-1:45 PM CONSTITUENT GROUP CURATED SESSIONS 60-minute Workshops 2:00 PM-3:00 PM CONSTITUENT GROUP CURATED SESSIONS 60-minute Workshops

Join us on Wednesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 8, for Constituent Group (CG) Days , featuring programming around constituent group topics. See page 18 for more information.

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Constituent Group Councils Recognition Event

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On Aging 2021 Schedule

All times in Pacific

Thursday, April 8

8:30 AM-9:45 AM KEYNOTE SESSION Panel of Pundits 10:00 AM-1:00 PM SUMMIT

Silver Sneakers Shorts Thanks to Silver Sneakers, you can take a 9-minute yoga class, participate in guided meditation, do a quick cardio workout or do some Tai Chi. A dozen different classes will be offered over the two weeks, during most breaks between workshops.

On Aging 2021 Student Summit 10:00 AM-11:00 AM CONSTITUENT GROUP CURATED SESSIONS 60-minute Workshops 11:15 AM-12:15 PM CONSTITUENT GROUP CURATED SESSIONS 60-minute Workshops 12:30 PM-1:30 PM CONSTITUENT GROUP CURATED SESSIONS 60-minute Workshops 1:45 PM-2:45 PM CONSTITUENT GROUP CURATED SESSIONS 60-minute Workshops

2:45 PM-4:45 PM Movie night

Friday, April 9

KEYNOTE SESSION Vaccines, Treatments and COVID: What the Biopharmaceutical Industry Is Doing to Help End the Pandemic

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

SUMMIT Managed Care Summit: Moving from Disparity to Health Equity

9:45 AM-12:45 PM

Congratulations to the ASA Award Winners Louis Colbert Bob Blancato National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) Shubam Sharma Age Friendly Seattle Coffee Hour Sandy C. Gregory See pages 20-23 for more info.

9:45 AM-10:45 AM 60-minute Workshops 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 60-minute Workshops

12:15 PM-12:45 PM Poster Sessions

1:00 PM-2:00 PM ASA Awards Program 2:30 PM-4:00 PM KEYNOTE SESSION

Aging Policy in a New Congress

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On Aging 2021 Schedule

All times in Pacific

Monday, April 12

KEYNOTE SESSION Building Alzheimer’s-resistant Brains with Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Fundraiser for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank As of September 2020, 50,000 hospitality sector workers in San Diego were either furloughed or had lost their jobs. Sign up to attend a fundraiser to support them at www.onaging.org

9:45 AM-11:15 AM 90-minute Workshops

11:30 AM-12:30 PM 60-minute Workshops

12:45 PM-1:45 PM 60-minute Workshops 2:00 PM-3:00 PM 60-minute Workshops 3:15 PM-4:15 PM Fundraiser for the Jacobs &

Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Tuesday, April 13

KEYNOTE SESSION Creating a World We Want to Grow Older In Today and Tomorrow—Are Millennials Ready to Care?

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

9:45 AM-10:45 AM 60-minute Workshops

11:00 AM-12:00 PM 60-minute Workshops 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Networking Break

Make Dinner for Your Family or Date Night Keep an eye out for cooking classes that will be available during some breaks between sessions. By the end of each of these days, dinner will be ready. We’ll email you an ingredient list ahead of time, so you can prepare.

12:30 PM-1:30 PM 60-minute Workshops

1:45 PM-2:45 PM 60-minute Workshops

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Regionals Peer Groups Networking

Start networking now Join a Collaborative and start connecting around specific topics before, during and after the conference. Collaboratives

Stop. Collaborate. And solve ageism.

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Wednesday, April 14

8:30 AM-9:30 AM KEYNOTE SESSION

Moving the Needle Toward Equity and Inclusivity in Aging

9:45 AM-10:45 AM 60-minute Workshops

11:00 AM-12:00 PM 60-minute Workshops 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Networking Break

12:30 PM-1:30 PM 60-minute Workshops 1:45 PM-2:45 PM 60-minute Workshops 3:00 PM-4:00 PM CGs, Collaboratives and Peer Group Networking Events Thursday, April 15 8:30 AM-9:30 AM KEYNOTE SESSION On Aging 2021 and Beyond

9:45 AM-10:45 AM 60-minute Workshops 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 60-minute Workshops 12:00 PM-12:30 PM Networking Break 12:30 PM-1:30 PM 60-minute Workshops 1:45 PM-2:45 PM 60-minute Workshops 3:00 PM-3:30 PM Closing

Networking Opportunities Join us everyday this week for fun networking opportunities.

Are you a new member? Getting to know the new ASA? Click here to schedule time with Jen Rivera, ASA’s Membership Engagement Manager to review ASA’s member benefits

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Unless noted, all keynotes will be offered live at 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET as well as offered on-demand after the event.

Keynote Sessions

Ai-jen Poo

Fernando Torres-Gil

Trinity Thorpe-Lubneuski

David Rhew

Tom Kamber

Wednesday, April 7 Technology: The ‘Great Equalizer’ of Society Speakers: Dr. David Rhew, Global Chief Medical Officer & Vice Preside nt of Healthcare, Microsoft

Sponsored by CDW

Tom Kamber, Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) Trinity Thorpe-Lubneuski , Senior Director, Internet Essentials, Comcast

This panel of experts will discuss, challenge and share best practices on how to bridge the technology gap during the pandemic and in post-pandemic times for older adults living at home, in affordable housing and in market-rate senior care communities.

ASA Members have access to year-round content and programming! ASA’s Generations Forums are virtual, interactive, multiday deep dives into topics important to our members and society.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Advancing Equity in Aging July 12-16

Tackling the Digital Divide December 13-17

Aging in 2021 and Beyond September 20-25

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Keynote Sessions

Thursday, April 8 Panel of Pundits

Ai-jen Poo Friday, April 9 Vaccines, Treatments and COVID: What the Biopharmaceutical Industry Is Doing to Help End the Pandemic Hosted by Dr. Mike Ybarra, Chief of Medical Affairs, PhRMA Hosted by Bob Blancato, President, Matz Blancato & Associates This staple of ASA conferences continues in 2021. How has the political landscape changed since last year? What top-line issues involving older adults will rise to the surface? How will issues affecting equity play out in the arena of aging services and programs? Who are the rising stars of 2021? What about the falling ones? How important was the older voter in the 2020 election and will that affect policy actions?

Kathy Greenlee Bob Blancato

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact patients worldwide, America’s biopharmaceutical companies are working around the clock with stakeholders across the research and development (R&D) ecosystem to advance safe and effective vaccines to help prevent infection and stop

Sponsored by PhRMA

Dr. Mike Ybarra

the spread of the virus. Join Dr. Mike Ybarra, Chief of Medical Affairs, PhRMA, and others for a discussion on the biopharmaceutical industry’s efforts to develop vaccines and treatments to help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday, April 9 | 2:30-4:00 pm PT / 5:30-7:00 pm ET Aging Policy in a New Congress Moderated by Peter Kaldes, CEO, American Society on Aging Join us for a dialogue with national policymakers about the outlook for aging issues under the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress. There have been few moments in history when issues in aging have so clearly led the national discourse, and it is imperative that we continue to advocate together to ensure that the needs are met of all communities that are aging now and in the future.

Peter Kaldes

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Unless noted, all keynotes will be offered live at 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET as well as offered on-demand after the event.

Keynote Sessions

Lauren Miller Rogen

Seth Rogen

Dean Sherzai

Ayesha Sherzai

Fernando Torres-Gil

Kathy Greenlee Presented by HFC

Monday, April 12 Building Alzheimer’s-resistant Brains Hosted by Seth Rogen , Co-founder of HFC, actor, comedian, writer, director and Lauren Miller Rogen , Co-founder of HFC, actor, writer, director

Join actors, writers, producers and co-founders of the nonprofit HFC, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen in conversation with leading Alzheimer’s researchers and physicians, Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, to explore ways we can incorporate brain healthy habits into our daily lives. Emerging research tells us that 40 percent of Alzheimer’s cases may be preventable. This session will challenge the notion that Alzheimer’s and other related dementias are an inevitable part of aging and give us practical, applicable actions we can take .... and teach in order to build Alzheimer’s resistant brains. Guests: Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD, MPH, MAS, Co-director of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s prevention program at Loma Linda University Health Ayesha Sherzai, MD, MAS, Co-director of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s prevention program at Loma Linda University Health

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Keynote Sessions

Tuesday, April 13 Shaping the World We’re Growing Older In Today and Tomorrow—Are You Ready to Care? Speakers: Ian Hartman-O’Connell, Policy Integration Director, AARP Helen Adeosun, CEO & Founder, CareAcademy Katherine Rose, CEO,The Youth Movement Natalie von Oldenburg , student, Champions of Aging

Sponsored by Home Instead

Dr . Jennifer Olsen, Executive Director, Rosalynn Carter Institute Erin Albers, Vice President of Social Purpose, Home Instead

As longevity, racial and ethnic diversity, and the risk of needing long-term support increase, who will serve and care for those who need support? To meet the needs of a growing and diverse aging population, it will take innovators and collaborators to inspire people of all ages to engage in meaningful ways. Join this dynamic panel discussion to hear from experts and influencers on how we can inspire and engage people of all ages, particularly Millennials, to become “Ready to Care.”

Jennifer Olsen

Helen Adeosun

Katherine Rose

Erin Albers

Natalie von Oldenburg

Ian Hartman-O’Connell

Ai-jen Poo

Fernando Torres-Gil

Kathy Greenlee

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Unless noted, all keynotes will be offered live at 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET as well as offered on-demand after the event.

Keynote Sessions

Debra Whitman

Najja Orr

Mary O’Donnell

Ramsey Alwin

Lindsay Goldman

Sarita Mohanty

Presented by AARP

Wednesday, April 14 Moving the Needle: Advancing Equity for All Across the Life Span

Hosted by Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP What are tangible steps that organizations are taking to be anti-hate, anti-white supremacist and anti-ageist, as we work to move the needle toward more inclusive workplaces and the ability to operate and serve people in a more equitable way? This panel will teach us lessons that we can apply to our own work across the field of aging.

Thursday, April 15 On Aging 2021 and Beyond Hosted by Peter Kaldes, CEO , American Society on Aging Panel Guests: Najja Orr, MBA, CEO, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Mary O’Donnell, President, RRF Foundation for Aging Ramsey Alwin, President & CEO, National Council on Aging Lindsay Goldman, CEO, Grantmakers in Aging Sarita Mohanty, President & CEO, The SCAN Foundation

Several new leaders of organizations in aging began their work during 2020. They rose to the challenge and led their organizations during an unprecedented global pandemic. Their ascension is part of the biggest shift in decades in leadership of organizations in aging. With change comes enormous responsibility and seismic opportunities for these organizations to drive real change in aging.

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On Aging 2021 Summits

Tuesday, April 6 | 9:45 am–12:45 pm PT / 12:45–3:45 pm ET DIVERSITY SUMMIT On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in an Aging Society

Speakers: Percil Stanford, PhD, CEO, Folding Voice, LLC Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN, Independent Consultant, Hirsh Philanthropy Partners Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD, first appointed U.S. Assistant Secretary on Aging Darrick Lam, MSW, MBA , President & CEO, ACC Senior Services, NOMA Co-chair Velma Carter-Dryer, MSW , Transplant Social Worker, Penn State Health, NOMA Co-chair ASA has a long history of committing to the inclusion of people of all abilities, ages and racial and cultural backgrounds. With diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the forefront of the nation’s conversation, ASA will convene this Summit to open its On Aging 2021 Conference. Join us for a discussion of ASA’s DEI history, where we need to go, and current efforts to embed DEI as a fundamental principle of ASA membership. National leaders in aging and beyond will join us to talk about this work in context of broader social justice and inclusion movements. Plus, all who attend will have the chance to react and share ideas in small break-out sessions.

Percil Stanford

Fernando Torres-Gil

Velma Carter-Dryer

Jennie Chin Hansen

Darrick Lam

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Summits

Tuesday, April 6 | 1:00–4:00 PT / 4:00–7:00 pm ET National Forum on Older Adults, COVID-19 and Access to Justice Speakers: Paul Greenwood, Former San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Charles Sabatino, Director, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging Denny Chan, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging Judith Stein, Executive Director, Center for Medicare Advocacy Lori Smetanka, Executive Director, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Charles Golbert, Public Guardian, Cook County (Illinois) Pamela Teaster, Professor and Director, Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech Access to justice by older people and their families in the United States has been a mixed bag of successes and failures, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This National Forum will provide an understanding of some of its varied shapes and challenges in the everyday lives of older adults, and will empower those professionals who serve older people and their families to help facilitate access to justice when access is most needed. Wednesday, April 7 | 9:45–11:15 am PT / 12:45–2:15 ET Aging and Policy Summit—Promoting Healthy Aging and Taking Bold Action to Solve Our Healthcare Cost Crisis Speakers: Shelley Lyford, P resident & CEO, West Health, the Gary and Mary West Foundation and the West Health Institute Timothy Lash, Chief Strategy Officer, West Health High healthcare costs, social isolation, loneliness, food insecurity, malnutrition and housing challenges have been prevalent issues for older adults for decades, but the pandemic has intensified them. To address such crises facing older adults, we are planning a two-part Aging and Policy Summit that will include discussion on how fragmented systems of care, community and social support services have left older adults behind. This will be followed by a research and policy discussion on how we can improve the elder experience via reforming our healthcare system and lowering costs.

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Summits

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Thursday, April 8 | 10:00 am–1:00 pm PT / 1:00–4:00 pm ET On Aging 2021 Student Summit

Sponsored by The GRACE Program, University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work

The Student Summit is for students and recent graduates of all degrees who have an interest in aging. Join us for interactive conversations with national experts and thought leaders as they showcase their work and talk career opportunities in aging. Then stay for smaller-group breakouts to build your network.

Friday, April 9 | 9:45 am–12:45 pm PT / 12:45–3:45 pm ET Managed Care Summit: Moving from Disparity to Health Equity The twin pandemics of COVID-19 and health inequity

Sponsored by the Aging and Disability Business Institute

brought a perfect storm to 2020. As we continue our recovery and begin to operationalize the lessons we’ve learned it is clear that the aging services community has a role to play in healing these wounds and building a better future for older adults. That includes incorporating those lessons into the work we do with healthcare entities. This session will present multiple perspectives on how to do just that.

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On Aging 2021 Workshops On Aging 2021 will feature more than 175 live, recorded and on-demand workshops to easily access on our Conference platform. This exciting program will run daily. Join us on Wednesday, April 7, and Thursday, April 8, for Constituent Group (CG) Days, featuring programming around constituent group topics. For these two days, workshops will be offered in the following CG Tracks: • LEARN : Lifetime Education & Renewal Network • HAN : Healthcare & Aging Network • NOMA : Network on Multicultural Aging • NEST : Network on Environments, Services & Technologies • FORSA : Forum on Religion, Spirituality & Aging • LAIN : LGBT Aging Issues Network • CAPS : Corps of Accomplished Professionals • MHAN : Mental Health & Aging Network In addition to our CG-curated programs, we will offer daily workshops that align with ASA’s 5 priority areas:

Justice & Equity

Health & Well-Being

Innovation & Social Impact

Economic Security

Ageism & Culture

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Poster Sessions The On Aging 2021 Conference platform is hosting approximately 40 poster sessions this year.

Continuing Education Credit Continuing education credits have been approved or are pending approval through the following accreditation boards: CHES®/MCHES®—Certified Health Education Specialists (Provider #100722). NACCM—The National Academy of Certified Care Managers (Provider #1052) NASW—National Association of Social Workers (Provider ID 886341639) (approval pending) NCCDP/ICCDP—National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners/International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (approval pending)

Virtual Exhibit Hall Connecting with exhibitors is a central part of every Conference, and On Aging 2021 will foster that connection by hosting an interactive exhibit hall—please save time to visit.

Visit www.onaging.org for updated details.

Recent and Upcoming Issues Winter 2020-21 Older Adults & Matters of Substance Guest Edited by Madeline A. Naegle & Benjamin H. Han Spring 2021 Care Management’s Continued Role in an Ever-Changing Delivery System Guest Edited by Robert Applebaum & Jennifer Heston-Mullins Summer 2021 Precarious Aging & Late-Life Poverty Guest Edited by Judith G. Gonyea & Amanda Grenier Fall 2021 Care is Fundamental: Equity, Justice & Culture in Caregiving Guest Edited by Josephine Kalipeni

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Louis Colbert

Bob Blancato

Congratulations to our Award Winners The ASA awards program annually recognizes deserving individuals for their leadership and contributions to ASA and to the field of aging. The following award recipients will be recognized at the Awards Program on Friday April 9 at 1:00 PM (Pacific) ASA Award Louis Colbert, MSW prior to that, as Director of the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging. At PCA, which is the fourth largest Area Agency on Aging in the nation, he administers more than 70 percent of the agency’s workforce and budget and is lauded for his record in change management, process improvement, consumer and provider relations and fiscal and program compliance. At Delaware County he oversaw multimillion dollar budgets allocated from federal and state offices. At ASA we treasure him for his infectious warmth and humor and for the influence he has brought from his long-term role as a co-caregiver (with his siblings) for his mother. Colbert has worked diligently to bring attention to the efforts of male caregivers and also has facilitated an Alzheimer’s caregiver support group at his church for more than 15 years. He has served in several volunteer positions, including serving a term as Chair of the ASA Board of Directors. Louis Colbert has spent four decades as a leader and mentor in the aging network. He serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging (PCA) and, The ASA Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to aging-related research, administration or advocacy.

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ASA Awards

ASA Hall of Fame Award Bob Blancato, MPA

Bob Blancato has spent his career advocating on behalf of older adults, and is responsible, in his past role as Chairman of ASA’s Board of Directors, for pushing ASA to increase its advocacy role. He has demonstrated clear national, regional and local leadership in advocacy, particularly in elder justice (he formed the Elder Justice Coalition), nutrition and food insecurity. Blancato serves as the National

The ASA Hall of Fame Award is presented to an individual who has, through a lifetime of advocacy and leadership, enhanced the lives of elders through demonstrated leadership at the national level.

Coordinator of the bipartisan now 3,000-member strong coalition, as well as Executive Direc- tor of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Program and National Coor- dinator of the Defeat Malnutrition Today coalition. He serves on the National Board of AARP, the Tufts University National Nutrition Council and the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, all while heading Matz, Blancato and Associates. Blancato spent more than 20 years in the Congressional and Executive branches, including on the senior staff of the U.S. House Committee on Aging and as Executive Director of the 1995 White House Con - ference on Aging. He’s a visible and relentless advocate for improving national policy for older adults, leading efforts to increase Older Americas Act nutrition program funding by more than $150 million, ensuring passage in 2010 of the Elder Justice Act and advocating for the coordi - nation of medical care and long-term services and supports in the ACA. A major presence at the Aging in America Conference since he joined ASA in 1986, he is especially known for his raucous moderating of the Panel of Pundits session. As board chair at ASA he championed a new strategic plan with clear focus on policy and advocacy, and has mentored countless emerging ASA leaders and mid-career colleagues.

Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) provides tools and resources to the legal services sector and aging and disability

The Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education recognizes an individual or program that has made a significant contribution to training and education in the field of aging.

communities to serve older adults with the greatest economic and social needs. Launched in 2017, and administered by Justice in Aging through a contract with the Administration for Community Living, the NCLER has made a lasting impact on the law and aging network by providing free training and one-on-one technical assistance to a network of more than 33,000 participants. NCLER has produced more than 75 webinars, on topics from elder justice to Medicaid long-term care, and created written guides to accompany each. More than 55,000 people have participated in the past three years NCLER’s online training. All webinars are free and all written materials widely available for dissemination.

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ASA Awards

Sandy C. Gregory

Shubam Sharma

Jill D. Bader

Graduate Student Research Award Shubam Sharma Life Challenges and Resilience: Personality Continuity Relates to Current Positive Self- Functioning in Older Adulthood Shubam Sharma is a doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology at the University of Florida. Her dissertation, “Life Challenges and Resilience: Personality Continuity Relates to Current

The Graduate Student Research Award is given to spur academic and clinical interest in the field of aging, and rewards the best unpublished graduate research paper on a completed project relevant to aging and applicable to practice.

Positive Self-Functioning in Older Adulthood” highlights how resilience can be fostered in older adulthood and investigates factors that promote resilience. One internal resource for older adult resilience featured in the paper is perceived personality continuity, or how narrating life with a sense of purpose can be adaptive for older adults contending with life challenges.

Mental Health and Aging Award Jill D. Bader Jill Bader is a marriage and family therapist in Seattle who does direct service work with older adults and

The Mental Health and Aging Award recognizes outstanding programs and services in mental health and aging.

has worked for years in volunteer leadership positions within ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN). She chaired the editorial board of Dimensions, MHAN’s publication, for many years. Bader wrote extensively for Dimensions and she used her professional relationships to recruit and cultivate topics and authors targeting underserved audiences, as well as those from culturally diverse backgrounds. She also put structures in place to raise the quality of Dimensions and spread mental health awareness among ASA members.

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Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging Age Friendly Seattle Coffee Hour

For the past 13 years, program coordinator Lenny Orlov has led Age Friendly Seattle Coffee Hours in Seattle neighborhoods to bring community el- ders and city officials together to explore topics such as healthy aging, legal and planning issues. Participants learn about city programming and services and officials hear from older constituents. Attendance has grown in the past year, when the program rebranded from Senior Coffee Hour to

The Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging recognizes organizations that have demonstrated high-quality, innovative programs enhancing the lives of a multicultural aging population.

Age-Friendly Seattle Coffee Hour. Orlov intentionally sought out immigrant and refugee older adults via outreach to Russian- and Amharic-speaking (from Ethiopia) communities, as well as offering language interpretation in Khmer, Russian, Vietnamese and Amharic. To accommo- date the new crowd, Orlov live streams the presentation on Facebook, projects it into a nearby room with overflow attendees and distributes via email, YouTube and social media.

Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award Sandy C. Gregory Sandy C. Gregory is founding director of the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) and has built a statewide ministry (supported by 4,300 churches) that intersects daily with government agencies, nonprofits and private corporations, and provides innovative services to North Carolina’s

The Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award recognizes outstanding individuals, programs and services in religion, spirituality and aging, in an effort to inspire more spiritual exploration within the aging services field.

older adults. Gregory has directed staff and community leaders in developing NCBAM’s most ambitious program, “One Hope: a spiritual response to social isolation and loneliness.” Gregory has also partnered with North Carolina’s Office of State Fire Marshal, leading to more than $100,000 in smoke alarms being installed in older adults’ homes, and partnered with the National Fire Protection Association to bring fall-prevention education to thousands. NCBAM is working statewide on disaster preparedness, as well as education on medication management, caregiving, healthy aging and advance planning.

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Fun, Friends and Fundraising

We know one of the best parts of ASA’s annual in-person Conference was the chance to see and catch up with colleagues and friends from across the country. We have built in a ton of fun networking programs meant to help you do that. At the same time, we’ll be supporting employees of the tourism sector in San Diego. Networking Breaks On April 13–15, we will be holding a daily Networking Break, during which you will be randomly grouped with others at the conference. We all have a story of our dear friend we met in an elevator or hallway at a conference. While we wish we could be in person for that happenstance meeting, we are setting up such networking virtually, to give attendees a chance to meet new people. We can’t wait to hear stories about that dear friend made over a Zoom networking event! Movie Night Join us on Thursday, April 8, at the end of the day for a special viewing of a movie presented by PBS. After the program, stick around for a chance to discuss it with special guests to be announced. Afternoon/Evening Networking Programs Join us at the end of the day for one of two fun networking opportunities built around our new easy access points for connecting with one another throughout the year. Tuesday, April 13: Regionals Networking —get to know fellow members who live and work near you. Wednesday, April 14: CGs, Collaboratives and Peer Group Networking Events —spend some time talking about an area of shared special interest.

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We Miss You, San Diego! Cancelling the live event and switching our program to the virtual realm was not an easy decision, as we understand the impact the loss of business has on employees who work in tourism and hospitality. As of September 2020, 50,000 hospitality sector workers in San Diego were either furloughed or had lost their jobs. Join us on Monday, April 12, for a fun night with prizes like three weekends in San Diego including an overnight stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego and tickets to sites around the city. Tickets are just $10, and all proceeds will go toward the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank that is serving furloughed hospitality workers. Sign up and learn more . *Note that tickets are not included in your On Aging 2021 registration, as this is a fundraiser for the food pantry. Breaks Remember when you used to get a break between sessions at a conference and you’d quickly send an email, run back to your hotel room or eat a muffin? That was so 2019! We know no one wants to sit in front of a computer all day, so we have built in some engaging, healthy breaks. Silver Sneakers Shorts: Thanks to Silver Sneakers, you can take a 9-minute yoga class, participate in guided meditation, do a quick cardio workout or do some Tai Chi. A dozen different classes will be offered over the two weeks, during most break times. Make Dinner for Your Family or Date Night: There is nothing worse than trying to figure out what to make for dinner after a full day of conferencing. Keep an eye out for our cooking classes that will be available during some breaks on specific days of the conference. By the end of each of these days, dinner will be ready. We’ll email you an ingredient list ahead of time, so you can prepare.

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Thank you to ASA Constituent Group Members

We could not have done this without you! Your work in developing conference pro - gramming has always been a vital part of ASA, and it was more appreciated than ever this year. Thank you to the members of the CGs: BFA: Business Forum on Aging

CAPS: Corps of Accomplished Professionals FORSA: Forum on Religion Spirituality & Aging

HAN: Heathcare and Aging Network LAIN: LGBT Aging Issues Network LEARN: Lifetime Education & Renewal Network MHAN: Mental Health & Aging Network NEST: Network on Environments, Services & Technologies NOMA: Network on Multicultural Aging

Welcome to ASA’s Newest Members If you joined or renewed your membership as you registered for On Aging 2021, you are invited to take advantage of ASA’s year-round programming built to unite , empower & champion all our members. 3 Easy Steps to Navigating your Membership 1. Review ASA’s Strategic Priorities to determine the one(s) that align most closely with your work. 2. Check out the available Membership Benefits that will be most helpful to you. They might be: a. Access to our Generations Publications b. Incredible online programming including our Generations Forums or Webi- nars that provide CE Credits c. Receiving the latest in news in aging through our Generations Smartbrief 3. Network and get to know the ASA community when you join an On Aging Collaborative. Here are some quick tips for navigating this system. Have questions? Email Jen Rivera, ASA’s Membership Engagement Manager at jrivera@asaging.org

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Thank you to the On Aging 2021 Sponsors & Partners

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