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    End of Life Care

    Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius participated in an Aspen Institute discussion about end-of-life health care. Ms. Sebelius co-chaired a group which researched and…

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    Senior Citizens and Financial Fraud

    Witnesses that included a victim of an IRS impersonation scam and federal officials testified at a hearing on financial fraud targeting senior citizens. Some of the schemes involved purported sweepstakes winnings,…

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    Nursing Homes

    The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' ratings system to evaluate U.S. nursing home facilities.

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    Financial Exploitation of Elderly Americans

    Federal and state officials testified at a hearing on financial exploitation of elderly Americans from financial exploitation. They focused on actions being taken to address the problem and…

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    Aging and Health Care Costs

    The Health Futures Council at Arizona State University hosted a panel discussion produced by Zócalo Public Square focusing on the impact of an aging population on the U.S. health care system. Among…

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    Q&A with Jo Ann Jenkins

    Jo Ann Jenkins talked about the AARP’s work, as well as her book, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age.

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    Senior Health Care and Housing

    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretaries Mel Martinez and Henry Cisneros and former Representatives Allyson Schwartz and Vin Weber talked about improving health care and housing policies…

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    Older Americans Act Reauthorization

    Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) talked about the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, a federal initiative that provides assistance and services to elderly Americans.

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    Senior Citizens and Fraud Protection

    Consumer protection advocates and officials from local, state and federal agencies testified at a hearing on efforts to protect seniors from fraudulent and deceptive practices in the…

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    Work in Retirement

    Experts on aging and health testified on the findings of an AARP study that showed nearly half of retirees either must or want to work during their retirement years. They discussed the…

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    White House Conference on Aging, Financial Planning and Retirement Savings

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez moderated a forum on financial planning and saving for retirement, the second panel discussion of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. Among other issues,…

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    Technology and Caring for Aging Seniors

    Academics and experts on aging testified on the ways technology is helping seniors maintain independent living longer. Some of the advancements they discussed included tele-health,…

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    Phone Scams Against the Elderly

    The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the increase in the number of unwanted telephone calls, often pressure-laden scams, targeting the elderly. These types of calls had increased,…

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    The Age of Dignity

    Ai-jen Poo talked about her book, The Age of Dignity, about the increase in the number of senior citizens in the U.S. and the ability of our caregiver system to handle it. She said that the…

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    Financial Exploitation of Senior Citizens

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the financial exploitation of senior citizens. Members heard from Phillip Marshall, whose late…

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    After Words with Dr. Atul Gawande

    Dr. Atul Gawande talked about his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, in which he argues that with all that medical science can solve in the modern era, it should be…

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    Telephone Scams

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on efforts to combat the proliferation of telephone scams targeting senior citizens. The committee, which was was holding…

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    Henry Cisneros on Housing for Older Americans

    Henry Cisneros talked about the housing needs of seniors, as well as a report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies which examined this issue. He shared a personal story about his 90-year-old…

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    Long-Term Health Care

    Government officials and seniors health care representatives talked about the need for a bipartisan solution to improve the financing and delivery of long-term health care. Long-term care…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson delivered the weekly Republican address. He discussed the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the nation’s seniors, particularly those enrolled in the popular…

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