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Upcoming Webinars

COVID Conversation #3: What worked and what didn’t work for older people in our response to the pandemic?

September 28, 2021
12 p.m. ET
See registration instructions above

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is under control for older adults at the moment: more than 70% of people aged 65+ years have been vaccinated, and their risk of COVID-19 hospitalization is down by 94%. But the path to this extraordinary accomplishment was not easy and the fallout from the earlier pre-vaccine period is still emerging. In this conversation, we examine false steps and creative hacks in the path to protect older people during the worst phases of the pandemic.

Presented by:

  • Liat Ayalon, PhD, Professor, Deputy Director, Chair of the Retraining Master Degree Program, Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University
  • Brad A. Meisner, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health | York University, Centre for Aging Research & Education (YU-CARE)

Addressing Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on the Job Market: Considerations for Job Applications, Interviews, and Presentations (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Professional Development Webinar Series)

Thursday, September 30, 2021
1 p.m. ET
Free for members; $25 for non-members

Building on ESPO’s spring webinar, the fall webinar will focus on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion during the job application and interview process. Panelists will discuss how to incorporate your diversity, equity and inclusion beliefs, experiences, and vision into your written application statements, when answering interview questions, and when delivering job presentations.

Presented by:

  • Deidre Hill Butler, PhD, Director of Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging/Academic Diversity Officer, Union College
  • Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Research Professor and Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion in the College of Nursing at Penn State University
  • Kristin Levoy, PhD, MSN, RN, OCN, CNE, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUPUI Campus)

Supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.

New Member Orientation

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET
See registration instructions above
Free for members

Are you a new member of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)? Interested in learning more about your GSA member benefits? Join GSA’s Membership Coordinator for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to all GSA members. We want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the GSA community and show you how to access member resources. This session will include plenty of time for your questions about GSA and our services.

Presented by:

  • Jontice Small, Membership Manager, The Gerontological Society of America

Unequal Prospects for Working Longer, Before and After the Pandemic: What Can We Do?

Thursday, October 7, 2021
12 p.m. ET
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Free for members; $25 for nonmembers

Older workers, especially those nearing retirement age, who had not recovered from the impact of previous recessions, have been even more adversely affected during the pandemic by both working conditions and the ensuing recession. Reductions in employment and earnings, increased early Social Security claiming, and reduced retirement savings have all been reported. Older workers exited the workforce in significant numbers, retiring in the first month of the pandemic rather than risk infection. Women, racial minority, and other ethnic groups have been particularly vulnerable to this upheaval. Concerns about the vulnerability of older workers to infection increased the risk of age discrimination for those who stayed. The goal of this webinar is to consider recommendations for employers and public policymakers to ameliorate the consequences of these recent shocks.Teresa Ghilarducci will present on “false assumptions supporting the ‘working longer’ agenda” with a focus on those most affected by the pandemic—women, and racial and ethnic minorities. Distinguished discussants will provide commentary that includes recommendations for mechanisms and processes for ameliorating the consequences of twin shocks—the pandemic and the ensuing recession—and for much needed new workplace-based research tracking the employer-employee relationship over time.

Presented by:

  • Jacquelyn B. James, PhD, FGSA, Director, Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, Boston College School of Social Work
  • Teresa Ghilarducci, PhD, Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research
  • Mo Wang, PhD, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair, University of Florida Warrington College of Business
  • Ernest Gonzales, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor, New York University Silver School of Social Work
  • Courtney Coile, PhD, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College

Presented by the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work in conjunction with the GSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting.

World Cafe: Current Research on Issues Related to Workplace Accommodation of Employees with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Early Onset Dementia

October 19, 2021
4 p.m. ET
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If you are a conducting research or are interested in discussing research related to workers who are identified as having mild cognitive impairment or early onset dementia, you are encouraged to attend! An informal format will allow participants to meet researchers from policy, engineering, business, occupational health, architecture and numerous other disciplines, who are conducting or would like to conduct research related to workers, organizations, technologies or government involved in these issues. The Café will be facilitated by members of a Canadian-Australian working group exploring a joint research agenda.

Presented by:

  • Arlene Astell, PhD, Professor, Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Jen Boger, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • Catherine Burns, PhD, Professor, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • AnneMarie Levy, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University  
  • Josephine McMurray, MBA, PhD, Associate Professor, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Philip Taylor, PhD, FGSA, Professor of Human Resource Management, Federation Business School, Federation University Australia

Sponsored by the GSA Aging Workforce Interest Group.

Integrated Census and Survey Data for Aging Research: An Introduction to IPUMS

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
12 p.m. ET
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Free for members; $25 for nonmembers

IPUMS — formerly known as the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series — offers free, harmonized census and survey data from the United States and around the world for aging research. These data can be used to study many aging-related topics, including caregiving, social isolation, disability, health, families, disparities, and work. This webinar will describe the data available through IPUMS, highlight their applicability to aging research, and demonstrate how to use the online data access system to create customized datasets. The webinar is hosted in partnership with the Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Life Course Center.

Presented by:

  • Sarah Flood, PhD, Director of U.S. Microdata Projects at IPUMS and Associate Director of the Life Course Center at the University of Minnesota
  • Lara Cleveland, PhD, Director of IPUMS International and senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation at the University of Minnesota

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