Fall Newsletter for
Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work 
September 15, 2016 
I write to provide information about progress with several ongoing initiatives and one new opportunity for members of the Network. 
New Opportunity about Older Workers and Caregiving
Are you concerned about the lack of attention to the caregiving responsibilities of older workers?  If so, we would like to convene a discussion group beginning early 2017 to review research on policies and programs that support older adult caregiving and some legislation that is being proposed in the United States.  If enough people are interested we may work together to draft a letter, a short report, or a paper providing empirical evidence in support of the benefit of paid family leave for older adults.  Please indicate your interest by writing to Jacquelyn James, jamesjc@bc.edu 

 Special Session at GSA, 2016
Please make plans to attend the day-long special session on November 17th at GSA, sponsored by the Network, Changing Attitudes/Expanding Possibilities for Later Life Employment. It promises to be a great day. Program schedule 
 Fall Institute
The Sloan Research Network Fall Institute, a small working meeting, will be held October 27-28 at Harvard University.  At least 15 new studies will be launched over the course of the next year.  We were very pleased with the response to this Request for Proposals (RFP). Stay tuned to learn more about this exciting initiative.
IAGG 2017
Soon you will be hearing more about a pre-conference workshop, scheduled for International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), July 23-27, 2017, Translating Research on Aging & Work into Practice, sponsored by the Gerontological Society of American and by a grant from the U.S. National Institute on Aging.  Again, we had many good proposals in response to this RFP.  Letters of invitation to speakers will be issued in the next month or so.  Pre-registration will be required. We hope to see all members there!
With best regards,

Jacquelyn James
Director, Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work
Boston College

*Network Steering Committee: Ruth Kanfer, Christina Matz-Costa, Phyllis Moen, Alicia Munnell, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sara Rix, Ursula Staudinger, Harvey Sterns, Philip Taylor, Julie Zissimopoulos