Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Gettting older? What can we count on?

"Advanced Old Age in America: What Can We Count On?"

Join Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) as we focus on health care reform and elderly Americans living with frailty in their last years, addressing questions such as:
  • How serious are the shortcomings in services and the expected growth in costs as the population ages? How much time do we have to make arrangements for the coming increase in numbers?
  • What should we promise to individuals living with frailty in old age and their families? How does this differ from the current trajectory?
  • Half of those who live past 85 years old will have cognitive failure. What health care, social supports, and financial arrangements would serve people touched by this challenging situation?
  • Which of the current reforms and trials offer prospects of moving us toward a workable set of solutions—that is, more appropriate and desirable services, at lower cost? Are there additional strategies that should be tested and developed?
  • What role might local coalitions, commissions, and communities have?
Speakers at the Roundtable:
  • Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American  Enterprise Institute
  • Shannon Brownlee, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute; Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Instructor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Suzanne Burke, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
  • Susan Dentzer, Senior Health Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Moderator)
  • John Feather, Chief Executive Officer, Grantmakers In Aging
  • Jennie Chin Hansen, Chief Executive Officer, American Geriatrics Society
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
  • Joanne Lynn, Director, Altarum Institute Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness
  • Anne Montgomery, Senior Policy Analyst, Altarum Institute
  • John Rother, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Coalition on Health Care
  • Mimi Toomey, Director, Office of Policy Analysis & Development, Administration for Community Living
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
Final opportunity to register!
Click here to register to attend the September 26 Roundtable in person or to join via Webcast.
(For individuals registering to join via webcast, an email confirmation will be sent with further instructions.)
    Advanced Old Age in America: What Can We Count On?
    September 26, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

     Webcast: from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. ET
    The Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center, Washington, DC

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