Nov. 5 AARP Media Briefing: Nursing Home Dashboard, Brain Health, and Equity and Aging

For Immediate Release
October 27, 2020

GSA Contact: Todd Kluss
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AARP Contact: Amanda Davis
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AARP presents a three-part media briefing featuring its latest research on COVID-19 in nursing homes, brain health, and a new study highlighting longevity and health equity. This event is being held in conjunction with The Gerontological Society of America’s 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. EST
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AARP Nursing Home Dashboard
Nursing homes have been an epicenter of COVID-19 in the U.S., with more than 84,000 deaths among residents and staff. AARP has been fighting for needed resources and transparency about the crisis in nursing homes, and recently introduced the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard. The dashboard tracks five areas of critical concern at the national and state levels, and is updated every four weeks with the latest data.
Speaker: Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Senior Vice President & Executive Director, AARP Public Policy Institute

AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) Breaks Down the Latest Research: Music on Our Minds: The Rich Potential of Music to Promote Brain Health and Mental Well-Being
A GCBH expert will share new research and evidence on how music influences brain health. Experts concluded that listening and making music holds significant potential to support brain health as people age.
Speaker: Sarah Lenz Lock, JD, Senior Vice President, Policy & Brain Health; Executive Director, GCBH

Equity & Aging: The Story of Human Longevity: “How Growing Geographic and Racial Disparities Inhibit the Ability to Live Longer & Healthier Lives”
This new study demonstrates that where you live can determine how you age — even at mid-life. An analysis of life expectancy at age 50 found significant geographic disparities — and the gap between the best and worst performing locations is widening over time.
Speaker: Erwin J. Tan, MD, Director of Thought Leadership, Health


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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