Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Long Term Care Discussion Group

The Long Term Care Discussion Group

A voluntary independent group that meets solely for the purpose
of educating the policy community on all facets of long term care

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
10:30 a.m. Eastern Time
AARP Offices ~ 601 E Street, NW, Room B2-130
Recent AARP Research:  How LTC Is Weathering the State Financial Storm & Trends in Disability, Community Living, and Caregiving
(Please note – you must RSVP in advance to get into the building)
Speakers: Wendy Fox-Grage & Don Redfoot
Wendy Fox-Grage is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute. For the past six years in this role, she has identified emerging policy issues and developed policy options and reform strategies in long term services and supports. She has conducted public policy research and provided policy analysis and guidance to state AARP offices.  Previously, she was Program Principal for the National Conference of State Legislatures.  In that role, Wendy provided technical assistance to state legislators, legislative staff, press and others on health care issues, analyzed state and federal legislation and monitored legislative trends.  Wendy also was a Congressional fellow with the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and has both a Master of Science in Gerontology and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.
Donald L. Redfoot, Ph D. has been a Strategic Policy Advisor with AARP’s Public Policy Institute for the past 15 years. During that time, he has conducted and supervised research on long term care and housing public policy issues, including: assisted living, end-of-life care, trends in disability and institutional care, international comparisons of long term care systems, and reverse mortgages. He has participated in numerous expert panels and boards, including serving as a founding member and, for two years, Chairman of the Board of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living, an umbrella organization of 11 national stakeholder organizations involved with assisted living.  Previously, he served for eight years as AARP’s Legislative Representative on housing and transportation issues.  Don received his Ph.D. in sociology from Rutgers University, his M.A. in the social sciences at the University of Chicago, and his B.A. in sociology from Westminster College (PA). He has written numerous reports and articles for academic, policy, and popular audiences.

Please RSVP to Joyce Tower at
Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs:
Winthrop Cashdollar, John Cutler, Karl Polzer, Jill Randolph, and Eileen J. Tell
For more information about the Long Term Care Discussion Group, visit
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