- How can eldercare be better? What is needed in terms of supportive services, local planning and improvement, workforce, housing, transportation, geriatric medical care, and the 5 M’s?
- How can caregiving and caring be better? We’ll consider income and benefits, inclusion, respect, and employer flexibility.
- Why not now? What policies are needed and how does politics play a role?
About the Presenters
Dr. Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS
Geriatrician and Eldercare Advocate
Dr. Lynn is a career geriatrician, educator, author, elder care advocate and consultant, tenured professor at Dartmouth and George Washington University Hospital and Medical School, medical officer for the Center for Clinical Standards and Policy at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Director of the Bureau for Cancer and Chronic Disease in the public health office for Washington DC. Sha has published 300 professional articles, 80 books. In addition to her MD, she has a Masters in Quantitative Clinical Sciences and a Masters in Ethics and Public Policy. Dr. Lynn is working with US House of Representative member Tom Suozzi as an Health & Aging Policy Fellow advocating for catastrophic long-term care insurance (the WISH Act).
Paula Wolfson, LCSW
Manager, Avenidas Care Partners
Paula Wolfson is an elder care social worker with over 30 years on the front lines of patient care advocacy. Paula facilitates multiple caregiver support groups, conducts elder care consults, and is active on the Palo Alto Age Friendly Committee.
About the Series
The Aging Wisely Town Hall series explores aging transitions and resources with renowned experts. Aging isn’t always easy. Maybe you are having issues with medical care, insurance, nutrition, or finding resources in the community. Maybe you are caring for a loved one and you are not sure what to do. You are not alone. Avenidas is here to help by bringing in experts to address your questions and concerns.