Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

Detecting and Preventing Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

by AIMEE LEEPER, COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING OFFICER, CRA PARTNERS/SENIOR CRIMESTOPPERS Stories about the financial exploitation of elders that make news are ones where the victim has name recognition. Recently we’ve heard much about Marvel icon Stan Lee becoming the target of financial predators. No less tragic are the abuses that occur to those with less Read More…

Message from LeadingAge CA President and CEO Jeannee Parker Martin
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

From the CEO: The Workforce Evolution

by JEANNEE PARKER MARTIN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, LEADINGAGE CALIFORNIA  One year into the pandemic, work culture has forever changed. COVID-19 exposed significant and systemic disparities in workforce in housing, care and services for older adults, including wage gaps, inequities in the ability to work during a crisis, and chronic staffing shortages. Growing the workforce remains a critical Read More…

workplace lessons
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

Workplace Lessons Learned During COVID-19

from COVIA When Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order went into effect in March of 2020, no one knew what to expect. Just before those orders shut down its headquarters in Walnut Creek, Covia had established a COVID-19 Task Force to coordinate its response. Drawing from all business lines as well as key operational Read More…

Kim McCoy Wade
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

California’s Master Plan for Aging: An Interview with CDA Director Kim McCoy Wade

We chatted with California Department of Aging Director Kim McCoy Wade via phone to talk about the latest steps in the process since the California Master Plan for Aging was released earlier this year. What happens now that the Master Plan for Aging has been released? Work is moving ahead on so many fronts. The Read More…

gerontology education
Engage Magazine Winter 2021

How Gerontology Education is Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19 and Beyond

by MARIA HENKE, MA, SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN; and PINCHAS COHEN, MD, USC LEONARD DAVIS SCHOOL OF GERONTOLOGY COVID-19 – and its disproportionate assault on older adults – has forced gerontologists to face a new normal; one which demands accelerated answers and advocacy around preventing disease, promoting health and well-being, ensuring safety and security, and confronting Read More…

career ladders
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

Career Ladders for Gerontology Workforce: The California Community Colleges

California Community Colleges recognize that career ladder models in healthcare and gerontology are a successful method to offering multiple pathway options for developing the workforce. Training is offered to support careers in senior living, lifestyles, and healthcare in rural and urban colleges in 113 locations throughout California. The Health Workforce Initiative (HWI), a grant from Read More…