In the wake of this global pandemic and increasing demands for racial justice, as we rethink and rebuild our systems and structures to advance a more equitable society, we know that the impacts of health and well-being on longevity outcomes have...
The pandemic and the continued economic crisis calls for innovative solutions and greater collaboration from leaders in business and government. This dynamic conversation will feature top policy and finance leaders sharing bold solutions and...
Jean Accius, PhDAARP’s conversation on equity continues on Wednesday with a fascinating look at economic inequities across the lifespan featuring top finance and policy leaders in Living on the Edge: Equity, Longevity, and Our Collective Future #buildequity Register: bit.ly/AARPaug12pic.twitter.com/h9BkwKkt2A
AARP is convening a seven-part series with the Social Innovation Summit to engage national leaders and global thought leaders on big ideas and solutions to address long-lasting disparities as we recover and rebuild our communities even stronger.
Jean Accius, PhDThe world appears ready to talk about some big issues. In this new blog, my team knits together solutions from leading thinkers & influencers to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to live longer, healthier & more productive lives as they age.
For a group of elite black executives, police killings and protests have unleashed an outpouring of emotion and calls for action.
Jean Accius, PhD”There seems to be a quest to get back to a level of normalcy. But that’s not good enough, because normalcy meant exclusion, it meant looking at disparity and shrugging,” says @iamwesmoore
We are excited to announce the launch of a new virtual series hosted in partnership with our friends at Social Innovation Summit focused on “A New Normal: Building Equity Into the Future of Our Communities” – with the first event on Thursday, May...
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world.
Jean Accius, PhDUN Secretary General @antonioguterres in the release of a UN report calls for urgent action to test older adults living in long-term care facilities & the need to publicly report all COVID-19 cases or deaths—a key priority for @AARP. @ericadhar
Nursing home residents are at the highest risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19, but their needs are largely being ignored.
Jean Accius, PhDKeeping elderly Americans safe from COVID-19 should be a #1 priority during the pandemic, because they’re at the highest risk of contracting the virus and dying from its virulent course. @MKnoll_MD
Coronavirus cases are increasing so rapidly that one New York nursing home CEO is advising families to take their loved ones home if possible.
Jean Accius, PhDWe must do more to help residents in long-term care facilities. More than 400 long-term care facilities in United States now have infected residents, according to the @CDCgov — a 172 % increase in a single week.
New AARP report shows 50-plus population contributes an economic GDP equivalent to the third largest world economy. A forecasting model estimates that number will grow 240 percent by 2050. Other surprises? Last year consumers 50-plus outspend the...
Jean Accius, PhDNew AARP Report: “If we look at today’s 50-plus demographic, tomorrow’s 50-plus & the 50-plus of the future, we are talking about a massive increase,”says @policydeb, AARP executive vice president and chief public policy officer. @AARPIntl
Join the Conversation. Be the Change. The UN is turning 75 next year and we want to hear from YOU: What are your ideas for #ShapingOurFuture? To learn more a...
Jean Accius, PhDGandhi said it best, “be the change you want to see in the world.” Today we celebrate the 75 anniversary of the UN with a powerful call to action. I am excited to see AARP’s @ericadhar featured in this amazing video. @AARPIntl
The shortage of caregivers around the country has opened a constructive path for men seeking work, including some who have served time in prison.
Jean Accius, PhDMen are joining, either by choice or necessity, the army of family caregivers providing care across this country. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but of strength. @AARPpolicy@AARPIntl
A New Wave of Caregivers: Men
I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass.
Jean Accius, PhDFeeling invisible and not having people understand what it’s like to be a family caregiver – male, female, young, old – can be a lonely experience. And a frustrating one. Check out my new Linkedln article on the invisibility of a family caregiver.
Long-term care insurance policies are getting harder to come by, but some innovative solutions to the problem of providing that care are rising up from communities of elderly people who want to age in place.
Jean Accius, PhDThe cost of care for basic life functions is the biggest risk to our retirement security. I am honored to share some innovative solutions that can help us age with options & live a life that honors our dignity and respects our preferences. ow.ly/3APi30mr8Qf@AARPpolicy
“Without SNAP, I don’t know how I’d be able to afford to eat.” It’s something I heard often from low-income older clients while doing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach as an AmeriCorps volunteer.[i] SNAP—formerly known as...
Jean Accius, PhDKeep beating the “pick up the pace” drum and use the Long-Term Services and Support State Scorecard tool to effect change. New blog and info from @susanpolicy #LTSSScorecard #PickupthePace
Jean Accius, PhDMy NEW blog focus on an innovative & cost-effective program that I had the great pleasure helping to lead. The MFP program transitioned thousands of people out of nursing homes to the community. However, it’s future is unclear unless Congress acts.