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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 07/20/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Learning objectives: By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to: • Identify local reporters who are interested in the topic of falls prevention • Prepare for interviews to elevate the importance of preventing falls among older adults • Convey falls prevention information for reporters to include in their news resources

    As you prepare for Falls Prevention Awareness Week, join us to hear from National Council on Aging’s Public Relations Manager, Simona Combi, to learn how to engage with your local media and increase falls prevention education to older adults and your community this September and year-round.  

    Learning objectives: By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:  

    1. Identify local reporters who are interested in the topic of falls prevention  
    2. Prepare for interviews to elevate the importance of preventing falls among older adults 
    3. Convey falls prevention information for reporters to include in their news resources

    Simona Combi

    Public Relations Manager

    National Council on Aging

    Simona Combi managed media relations for several nonprofit research and advocacy organizations, including the Center for Global Policy Solutions and the Urban Institute. Most recently, she worked for IQ Solutions—a NIH contractor—to support the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s press team. She brings experience generating national media coverage and preparing national level spokespeople for interviews.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/14/2022 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    The Administration for Community Living and the National Council on Aging will present information on the history of Older Americans Act and Title III-D Funding, information on the Evidence-Based Program review process, list of approved chronic disease and falls prevention programs, and review available resources on best practices and strategies for implementing evidence-based programming.

    The Administration for Community Living and the National Council on Aging will present information on the history of Older Americans Act and Title III-D Funding, information on the Evidence-Based Program review process, list of approved chronic disease and falls prevention programs, and review available resources on best practices and strategies for implementing evidence-based programming.

    Shannon Skowronski

    Team Lead, Administration on Aging

    Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Shannon Skowronski is the Team Lead in the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, within the U.S. Administration for Community Living’s (ACL), Administration on Aging (AoA).  For over a decade, she has provided subject-matter expertise for AoA senior leadership, as well as managed a portfolio of grants, focused on healthy aging.  Previously, Ms. Skowronski served as a health policy analyst with RTI International. A former McGregor Geriatric Fellow, Ms. Skowronski holds Masters in Public Health and Masters of Social work degrees from the University of Michigan.

    Michelle Mai, MPH

    Program Associate

    National Council on Aging

    Michelle Mai, MPH is the Program Associate with the Center for Healthy Aging. She brings experience conducting outreach increasing public health education within the community. In this role with NCOA, she provides technical assistance to chronic disease self-management education and falls prevention grantees, striving to help them reach their grant goals as they implement evidence based programs into their community. Michelle received her Master’s degree in Public Health and Bachelor’s degree in Community Health from George Mason University.

    Kathleen Zuke

    Associate Director

    National Council on Aging

    Kathleen Zuke was privileged to grow up with eight loving grandparents and developed a passion for supportive services for older adults as a caregiver for her grandfather. She has been a Senior Program Manager with the Center for Healthy Aging since 2015. In this role, she works collaboratively with community-based partners across the country to identify, implement, and sustain evidence-based programs that support older adults in staying well and aging in the community, including chronic disease self-management education, falls prevention, and behavioral health. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Hunter College and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

  • Contains 8 Product(s)

    The NISC Leadership Collaborative is intended to create a cohesive national senior center network organized to participate in a collaborative learning environment to share best practices, national initiatives, strategies and resources to spur innovation and to identify national senior center leaders.

    “Meeting by Invitation Only”

    The NISC Leadership Collaborative is intended to create a cohesive national senior center network organized to participate in a collaborative learning environment to share best  practices,  national  initiatives,  strategies  and  resources  to  spur innovation  and  to identify  national  senior  center  leaders. This  initiative  welcomes  appointed  state association  leaders,  network  leaders,  and  leaders  of  NISC  accredited  centers  as members of the collaborative.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/02/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    ​Learn about our new resources and strengthen community connections to maximize your impact for the 2022 observation of Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 18-24.

    Learn about our new resources and strengthen community connections to maximize your impact for the 2022 observation of Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 18-24.  Guest speakers from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will join to share findings used to re-design the Falls Free Checkup, including dissemination efforts.

    Michelle Mai, MPH

    Program Associate

    National Council on Aging

    Michelle Mai, MPH is the Program Associate with the Center for Healthy Aging. She brings experience conducting outreach increasing public health education within the community. In this role with NCOA, she provides technical assistance to chronic disease self-management education and falls prevention grantees, striving to help them reach their grant goals as they implement evidence based programs into their community. Michelle received her Master’s degree in Public Health and Bachelor’s degree in Community Health from George Mason University.

    Jennifer Tripken, EdD, CHES

    Associate Director, Center for Healthy Aging

    National Council on Aging

    Dr. Jennifer L. Tripken is an Associate Director, Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging. In this role, Jennifer supports the expansion and sustainability of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs in the community and online through collaboration with national, state, and community partners. Prior to joining NCOA, Jennifer worked for eight years as a university professor in Health Education and Promotion. Before that, Jennifer spent six years as a middle and high school Health Education teacher in New York. 

    Jennifer earned her Ed.D. in Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, her M.Ed. in Health Education at Boston University, and her B.S. in Athletic Training at Pennsylvania State University.

    Donna Bethge

    Aging Services Program Specialist

    Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living

    Donna Bethge is an Aging Services Program Specialist in the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs at the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Administration on Aging.  She worked in the aging network in Maryland for 10 years with Area Agencies on Aging and an assisted living community, developing and implementing programs for older adults, as well as supporting and promoting evidence-based programs before joining the team at ACL as the lead for the Falls Prevention grant program.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Northern Kentucky University.

    Gwen Bergen, PhD, MPH

    Team Lead, Safety Promotion Team, Applied Sciences Branch, Division of Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Dr. Gwen Bergen has worked in injury prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for almost 15 years focusing most recently on older adult falls prevention and ensuring optimal older adult mobility.  She currently serves as the team lead for the Safety Promotion team which includes the older adult falls work.  She received her MPH from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

    Daniel Thompson, MPH

    Communication and Partnership Specialist, Division of Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Daniel Thompson, MPH, is a Communication and Partnership Specialist at CDC Foundation detailed to CDC Division of Injury Prevention Safety Promotion Team to fulfill activities of a 5-year older adult falls prevention grant from Amgen. Daniel comes to CDC Foundation with more than 10 years’ experience in public health communication, health policy and partnership experience.  Previously, Daniel worked in advocacy and policy for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, North Georgia Heart Foundation, the Georgia OBGyn Society, and in a partnership development capacity with the Georgia Department of Public Health.  Most recently, Daniel served as a program manager with the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians for a statewide tobacco and vaping use prevention program. Originally from Atlanta, Daniel earned a bachelor of arts and masters of public health degree at Emory University.  Daniel and his wife, Misty, live in Gainesville, Georgia. 

    Tracy Gariepy, MS CHES

    Injury Prevention Project Coordinator

    CDC Foundation

    Tracy Gariepy is a Certified Health Education Specialist (NCHEC CHES). She is currently on a fellowship with the CDC Foundation as the project coordinator for older adult falls prevention initiative under a grant from Amgen . Tracy is a Master Trainer for a Matter of Balance, an evidence-based fall prevention program for older adults. She holds an MS in Health Education and Behavior from the University of Florida, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Applied Health Research from Clemson University. Her most recent research with the university has focused on building capacity to prevent falls among older adults in rural South Carolina communities. Previously, Tracy was a Health and Wellness consultant in the athletic footwear industry for 12+ years. She is actively involved with her local YMCA as a personal trainer and competitive running coach, and resides in Easley, SC with her fiance Blair.

  • Contains 2 Product(s)

    Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar series, attendees will be able to: 1. Describe the role of physical therapy in older adult health and wellness 2. Identify older adults who could benefit from working with a physical therapist 3. Discuss ways and strategies senior centers and community-based organizations can connect with physical therapists in the local community 4. Describe the benefits of collaborating with physical therapy for senior centers and community-based organizations 5. Describe effective ways to partner with physical therapists to improve older adult health and wellness programming and services 6. Discuss potential barriers to meaningful partnership and strategies to overcome them

    May 31st webinar: The Role of Physical Therapy in Older Adult Health & Wellness

    Did you ever wonder what physical therapists do? Or if they could help an older adult who recently stopped going to your exercise classes and started using a cane? And if they could help, where do you find a physical therapist and who would pay for the service? This 30-minute webinar will describe the role of physical therapy in older adult health and wellness and how senior centers and other community-based organizations can partner with physical therapists to improve their programs and services.

    October 18th webinar: Strategies to Build Partnerships with Physical Therapists

    Everyone wins, especially older adults when community-based organizations and physical therapists collaborate to build a continuum of health and wellness. This 30-minute webinar will describe the benefits of this collaboration from the perspective of senior center staff and physical therapists. A step-by-step process for community-based organizations to identify and engage with physical therapists in their community will be discussed and potential barriers will be identified and addressed. After this webinar, you will know how to start the right conversation with the right physical therapist to build your community-clinical bridge.




  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/27/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This month, as we celebrate Older American’s Month, join us for a peer networking event focused on great events in senior centers! We will share a few perspectives from around the country and then enjoy interactive conversation – brainstorming, sharing, and networking!

    This month, as we celebrate Older American’s Month, join us for a peer networking event focused on great events in senior centers! We will share a few perspectives from around the country and then enjoy interactive conversation – brainstorming, sharing, and networking!

    Dianne Stone

    Associate Director of Network Development and Engagement, Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC

    National Council on Aging

    Dianne Stone has more than 20 years of experience with senior centers and aging issues, primarily as the Director of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center in Newington, Connecticut. Stone has also worked, volunteered, and held leadership positions with a variety of organizations in Connecticut, including Connecticut AgeWell Collaborative, the ADA Coalition of Connecticut, Connecticut Medicaid Oversight Council, and the Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity and Opportunity. She joined NCOA in January 2022, as a member of the Center for Healthy Aging, where she is primarily focused on supporting senior centers throughout the country through the ACL-funded Modernizing Senior Centers Resource Center and NISC. 

  • Contains 29 Product(s)

    Monthly "grand rounds" webinars discuss best practices and strategies for offering programs remotely.

    Monthly "grand rounds" webinars discuss best practices and strategies for offering evidence-based health programs remotely. Community-based organizations from across the country share how they are delivering evidence-based programs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned.

  • Contains 13 Product(s)

    ​Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults should attend this free, virtual event on May 16, 2022. Register now to join us on May 16. When you register, you will be automatically signed up for all of the day’s sessions. Click the green Register button above to get started.

    Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults should attend this free, virtual event on May 16, 2022.

    The symposium is brought to you by NCOA, the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

    Register now to join us on May 16. When you register, you will be automatically signed up for all of the day’s sessions. Click the green Register button above to get started. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join a lively discussion of The Super Age, a new book that provides leaders with the data, insights, and tangible solutions needed to tap into the aging population.

    The world is experiencing a new-found gift of longevity—but there’s work to be done as a society to maximize the ability for all to age well. 

    Join a lively discussion of The Super Age, a new book that provides leaders with the data, insights, and tangible solutions needed to tap into the moral, economic, and societal benefits of truly embracing our new demographic reality.

    BONUS: The first 250 individuals to register for this webinar will receive a free printed copy of The Super Age via mail.

    Ramsey Alwin

    President & CEO

    National Council on Aging

    As President and CEO of the National Council on Aging, Ramsey Alwin is leading a nationwide movement to ensure equitable aging for every American. 

    Building on NCOA’s 70 years of service and advocacy for older adults, Alwin is renewing the organization’s commitment to improving the lives of millions, especially those who are struggling. She is sparking critical conversations about the resources every American deserves to age well—and what needs to change to ensure all have access.

    A seasoned thought leader and policy advocate, Alwin has changed the way people think about older adult poverty and economic security. She designed a new measure of economic security for older adults that better accounts for out-of-pocket health costs and worked to introduce the Measuring American Poverty Act in Congress to redefine the federal poverty measure for the older population. Thanks to Alwin’s efforts, the U.S. Census Bureau formally implemented the Supplemental Poverty Measure nationwide, virtually doubling the elder poverty count and better demonstrating true needs among this population. 

    Prior to leading NCOA, Alwin directed financial resilience global thought leadership at AARP and served as Director of National Economic Security Programs at Wider Opportunities for Women. Currently, she serves on the Executive Committee of the UN NGO Committee on Aging, the America250 Health and Wellness Advisory Council, and the National Academy of Social Insurance Finance Committee.

    Bradley Schurman

    Co-Founder & President

    The Super Age

    The Super Age™ was founded Bradley Schurman - a demographic futurist and opinion maker on all things dealing with the business of longevity. Schurman is also the author of The Super Age: Decoding our Demographic Destiny, as well as the co-founder and president of KIBA - an inclusive design firm dedicated to improving the built environment, with a focus on housing, hospitality, and the workplace. 

    Prior to launching his entrepreneurial journey, Schurman worked for AARP where he led global partnerships. He’s responsible for the groundbreaking AARP Aging Readiness and Competitiveness Report, as well as for developing AARP’s relationships with the Asian Development Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the World Economic Forum.

    Bradley is a social connector who has built his reputation by helping leading organizations harness the economic and social opportunities of our increasingly older and generationally diverse populations. He speaks regularly at in-person events, and his insights regularly inform media, national leaders, and corporate executives in the U.S. and around the world.  

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/27/2022

    An introduction to the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help), which helps Medicare beneficiaries afford their prescription drug coverage.

    An introduction to the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy (LIS/Extra Help), which helps Medicare beneficiaries afford their prescription drug coverage.