Institute on Aging
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

New Co-Op Care Dementia Program Offers Financial Viability and Complements Cultural Needs

By Donna Berry Glass, Contributor, Institute on Aging The pandemic was tough on San Francisco’s senior population, but for those older adults with dementia and their families, it was especially harsh and isolating.  Given that that individuals with dementia were predicted to be twice as likely to contract the virus, increased health risks made it Read More…

Brenda Klutz
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

DEIA and LTC Regulatory Compliance

By Brenda Klutz, Policy Consultant, LeadingAge California In the past few years, there has been renewed attention to the social justice mission of many nonprofits, associations, educational institutions, and businesses. This renewed attention is reflected in the principles and practices of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. (DEIA).  The principles of DEIA are relevant regardless of Read More…

The Language of Diversity
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

The Language of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

“Back to Our Future” was an appropriate theme for LeadingAge California’s 2021 Annual Conference as we celebrated our 60th anniversary this year. For this issue of Engage, we chose to highlight the stories of three female leaders from diverse backgrounds in our field who spoke at this year’s Panel of Pundits session, as they address Read More…

Engage Magazine Fall 2021

Using Technology to Combat Ageism…Even in Your Pajamas

By Ryan Kawamoto, Regional Director for Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) from AARP In a recent evaluation when asked, “what did you like the most about today’s session?” one of our participants stated, “I was at home, in my pajamas, learning new things.” As Regional Director for Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) for AARP, I Read More…

diversity, equity, inclusion and access
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

LeadingAge Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative

By Natasha Bryant, Managing Director/Senior Research Associate, LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMASS Boston The field of long-term services and supports (LTSS) is not immune from the racial inequities that have received well-deserved attention across our nation over the past year. On the contrary, the LTSS sector is a microcosm of the systemic racism that exists in Read More…

Man Using Sign Language To Communicate
Engage Magazine Fall 2021

Investing in our Future: Hiring Staff who are Blind or Have Low Vision

By Shari Roeseler, Executive Director, Society for the Blind  We hear on a near daily basis that employers are struggling to find qualified staff. No sector is unaffected, and that is certainly true for organizations and businesses serving older adults.  Yet another truth exists alongside this paucity of qualified staff: there is a large group of Read More…