Advance Care Planning
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

Advance Care Planning Amid COVID-19

by JUDY THOMAS, JD, CEO, COALITION FOR COMPASSIONATE CARE OF CALIFORNIA As COVID-19 fills our emergency rooms and critical care units with patients, and precious resources are stretched to their limit, the relatively simple act of advance care planning can be a tremendous benefit to patients and providers alike. When COVID-19 strikes, its victims can Read More…

California State Capitol in Sacramento
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

A View from the Capitol

by ERIC DOWDY, CHIEF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OFFICER, LEADINGAGE CALIFORNIA Since Governor Gavin Newsom issued the declaration of emergency on March 4, 2020 and the subsequent stay-at-home order, the COVID-19 pandemic has consumed all areas of life, including state government. The administration has ramped up its pandemic response, and agencies like Health & Human Services and Read More…

General Interest

Governor Gavin Newsom Proposes 2020-21 May Revision

On Thursday, May 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Budget Revision for 2020-21. The $203.3 billion proposal is 5.4% lower than January’s projected budget and projects a $54.3 billion deficit, which stands in sharp contrast to the January projection of a $5.6 billion surplus. The Governor introduced a multi-year recovery strategy and emphasized Read More…

Keeping Residents Connected During COVID-19
Affordable Senior Housing Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

Keeping Residents Connected During Crisis

Providers and affordable housing communities must be able to disseminate information to residents quickly and efficiently during a crisis, across multiple language needs and levels of comfort and access to technology. However, many low-income seniors don’t have broadband or mobile internet access, and this type of technology can be a lifeline during an emergency, keeping Read More…

Social Isolation Among Older Adults
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

Helping older adults through social isolation during COVID

In his Spring 2018 article in Engage Magazine, Institute on Aging’s Dr. Patrick Arbore described social isolation as a public health problem with damages compared in scale to cigarette smoking. With COVID-19 keeping seniors indoors and primarily homebound during stay-at-home, some older adults may be more impacted by the negative physical and emotional health effects Read More…