Event

ASA’s On Aging 2021: Promoting Healthy Aging and Taking Bold Action to Solve Our Healthcare Cost Crisis

< 1 min
April 07, 2021
 
Shelley Lyford
CEO, Chair & Trustee, Gary and Mary West Foundation
CEO & Chair, West Health Institute
Timothy Lash
President, Gary and Mary West Foundation
President, West Health Institute
President & Chair, West Health Policy Center

High healthcare costs, social isolation, loneliness, food insecurity, malnutrition and issues related to housing have been prevalent among older adults for decades, but over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made these issues even worse. First, West Health’s Shelley Lyford and California’s Department of Aging Kim McCoy Wade for a discussion on how California’s Master Plan for Aging can be a model for the nation. The second half of the event is a group panel led by with West Health’s Tim Lash discussing how fragmented systems of care and community and social support services have left older adults behind, and a robust research and policy discussion about how we can improve experiences by reforming our healthcare system and lowering costs.