Answers on Aging Podcast

Answers on Aging is a monthly podcast inviting listeners to take a deep dive into the work of USAging and our members on hot topics, current events, their work in the field and more. 

The Aging Network Combats Social Isolation
In this episode, we hear from USAging’s Meredith Hanley and Rebecca Levine, who work on the USAging-administered engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults. The two of them sit down with USAging’s Caitlin Musselman to discuss the work of engAGED, key issues and trends related to social engagement and how the AAAs, Title VI Native American Aging Programs and the entire Aging Network can tap into engAGED resources to develop programs that help the older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers they serve stay socially engaged. 
May 26, 2022
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Tracking Trends of the Aging Network
It’s an exciting time for research efforts at USAging! As the social services and health care sectors evolve to meet the growing needs of older adults, it is critical that the Aging Network has information and tools it can use to respond to these changes. That’s why USAging keeps a pulse on the Aging Network through national surveys and reports that capture trends, new directions and evolving needs among Area Agencies on Aging and Title VI Native American Aging Programs. In this episode, USAging’s Chief, Programs and Services, Deborah Stone-Walls, and Director of Research, Traci Wilson, discuss how USAging’s research helps tell the stories of the Aging Network. They discuss how USAging members and the Aging Network can use USAging data to advocate for, innovate and enhance their programs and services. 
April 14, 2022
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An Interview With USAging CEO Sandy Markwood

What’s in store for the future of USAging, our members and the Aging Network? What should aging advocates be focused on now? For the first episode of the Answers on Aging podcast, USAging Communications Director Joellen Leavelle interviewed CEO Sandy Markwood to answer these questions—and more!
February 23, 2022
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USAging Fact: Learn about your peers’ work—and how it can fit into your agency’s goals! The AIA Awards recognizes successful and innovative programs that USAging members have developed to serve older adults. Get inspiration from our 2022 winners!