NCOA 2019 Age+Action Conference

Featured Sessions

New Horizons for a Social Movement: Age-Friendly Health Systems with Terry Fulmer of the John A. Hartford Foundation

Date/Time: Monday, June 17 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Speaker: Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation, New York, NY

Terry FulmerDiscover best practices for navigating health care systems and key actions to ensure comprehensive, evidence-based quality care for older adults. Understand the 4Ms—what matters to the person, medication, mentation, and mobility—and how these serve as the gateway to quality and safe care. Hear progress from leading health systems, as well as lessons learned on the business case and the challenges of measurement.

Financial Well-Being for Women: Empowering Women by Helping them Prepare for and Live in Retirement

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Across the nation, women are speaking their truth and taking action on issues that matter to them. Aging is no different. Women live longer, and they enter retirement with a hurdle that has followed many throughout their lives—the pay gap. Lower pay means less money saved. Hear from financial well-being experts who are working at local and national levels to empower all women with the knowledge and tools to age with economic security.

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The Public Policy Outlook for Aging

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18 - 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hear from key bipartisan Congressional staffers on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for Medicare and Medicaid, as well as Older Americans Act reauthorization and appropriations. Also discover NCOA’s top advocacy priorities for the year, plus practical ways you can help protect and strengthen these vital programs for older adults.

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Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, US Navy (Ret)

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 19 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Deborah A. Loewer

An American patriot, public servant, and author on women’s leadership, Admiral Loewer made U.S. military history when she became the first "warfare qualified" woman to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral in 2003. She also was part of history while serving as Director of the White House Situation Room during the September 11 terrorist attacks on our nation. Admiral Loewer’s incredible journey of public service continues today as a volunteer advocate for older adults in Arlington, VA. She will share her life story of determination and grit, as well as her vision for what it means to age well as part of this very personal and interactive session.

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Aging Well for All: Moving from Equality to Equity, Justice, & Inclusion

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 19 - 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Economic, health, and social experiences accumulate over a lifetime of experiences, and they determine socioeconomic and health outcomes later in life. For many older adults, this can result in inequalities. If equity is the means to achieve equality, we must discuss the unequal distribution of resources among men, women, people of color, the LGBT+ community, and immigrant and rural communities as they age. Hear from leaders who are using experience, resources, innovation, and policy to achieve equity by treating older individuals according to their circumstances, and by providing them with the tools of opportunity.

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Co-Creating A New Vision for the Aging Network

Date/Time: Thursday, June 20 - 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Every person deserves to age with their best possible health and economic security. But how will we get there? Participate in an interactive session to co-create an intentional network of collaborating organizations and identify practical ideas and actionable steps to making aging well possible for every person in your community. Hear an inspiring vision from NCOA President & CEO Jim Firman—as well as call to action from NCOA Executive Vice President Anna Maria Chávez.

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