July 2021 - Volume 9
A News Service of The AIDS Institute
Resources for Practice with Older Adults and Their Caregivers
The American Psychological Association's (APA) Office on Aging has a mission to promote the application of psychological knowledge to issues affecting the health and well-being of older adults.
SAGE offers a Hotline for LGBT elders and those that care for them. Call toll-free, at 877-360-LGBT (5428).

Hotline responders:
  • Are certified in crisis response
  • Offer support without judgment
  • Answer questions factually and confidentially
  • Provide information about community support resources such as healthcare, transportation, counseling, legal services, and emotional support programs

The SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English and Spanish, with translation in 180 languages.
Medicare Interactive

A free interactive resource available to learn more about Medicare.
HHS Launches Hotline to Improve Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Disabilities

The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind national hotline to connect people with disabilities to information and services to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines.

The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities find vaccination locations in their communities, assist callers with making vaccination appointments, and connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination. The hotline also can provide information and resources to answer questions and address concerns about the vaccines and can connect callers to information and services that promote independent living and address fundamental needs, such as food, housing, and transportation.

acl.gov/dial | 888-677-1199 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET | DIAL@n4a.org

DIAL is operated as a collaboration between a consortium of organizations serving people with disabilities and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a).
Upcoming Activities
American Society on Aging
Legacy Interviews

This 12-week webcast series will feature interviews with diverse legendary pathfinders who have spent decades in the field of aging, health and social services.

These conversations will delve into topics such as:

  • How our healthcare, financial, social services and infrastructure systems can better support older adults and their caregivers;
  • Ageism in the workplace, politics, media and popular culture;
  • The opportunities and obligations of today’s and tomorrow’s elders;
  • The individual, social and systemic dimensions of diversity and equity.
Call for Papers

The pandemic declaration of widespread transmission of COVID-19 presents unique challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities for public health practice in the United States and globally. Public Health Reports (PHR), a peer reviewed journal of public health research and practice, is calling for papers focused on the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 13-15, 2021
Virtually from Long Beach, CA

GIA’s 2021 Annual Meeting, hosted by Archstone Foundation in Long Beach, California but presented virtually for the second year, will explore how their grantmaking can kickstart this next decade in new and dynamic ways. Together, we will reimagine aging by building communities, nurturing connections, and strengthening systems to ensure that all of us live healthier and better as we get older.
December 1, 2021 
Norris Conference Center Austin, TX
Future Aging in America Conference 2022
April 11-14, 2022
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, LA
FREE in-person event
Online Training Opportunities
Unheard Voices: COVID-19 and Older Adults

Justin Barclay, Vice President, Analytics & Data Strategy, Tivity Health
Vicki Shepard, Vice President, Tivity Health
Cindy Cox-Roman, Chief Executive Officer, HelpAge USA
Karyne Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) and NCBA Housing Management and Development Corporation
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For information on aging and COVID-19, visit the following resources: