November 14, 2023
In this Issue:
- New Podcast Episode: The Measure of Our Age
- Save the Date for the 2024 Consumer Voice Conference
- 2023 Consumer Voice Leadership Awards
New Podcast Episode: The Measure of Our Age
Listen to the new episode of the Pursuing Quality Long-Term Care podcast where we speak with writer, laywer, researcher, policy-shaper, and leading national expert on elder justice M.T. Connolly. In her new book, The Measure of Our Age: Navigating Care, Safety, Money, and Meaning Later in Life, M.T. discusses the challenges of aging, how things go wrong, and presents powerful tools we can use to forge better long lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. In this episode, join our discussion with M.T. Connolly as we talk about the challenges of aging well, ageism, and advocacy for a better long-term care system.
Subscribe to the Pursuing Quality Long-Term Care podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. You can also listen on YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, or our website.
Save the Date for the 2024 Consumer Voice Conference
Join us at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California September 23-26, 2024 for our 48th Annual Conference! Stay tuned for more details.
Hotel Nikko is set in the heart of San Francisco, just steps from Union Square shops and restaurants. The Japanese-inspired luxury hotel (recently selected as a TripAdvisor "Travelers Choice Hotel" for 2023) features multiple on-site restaurants, a glass-enclosed swimming pool and 10,000 square foot fitness center, and a pet terrace. September is the best time of year to explore everything San Francisco has to offer like the Golden Gate Bridge, iconic cable cars, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and so much more. We can't wait to see you there next year!
2023 Consumer Voice Leadership Awards
Congratulations to the 2023 Consumer Voice Leadership Award Winners! These individuals have demonstrated exceptional commitment to improving the lives of long-term care consumers.
Janet Tulloch Memorial Advocacy Award
This award was established in 2000 after the death of Janet Tulloch, a nursing home resident, author, committed advocate and long-time member of the Consumer Voice’s Board of Directors. It honors a citizen advocate, family caregiver or long-term care consumer (e.g., resident of a nursing home or assisted living facility or an individual receiving home and community-based services) who has worked directly with and for consumers to improve the lives of long-term care consumers.
- Maurice Miller, Advocate and Nursing Home Resident
- Cindy Napolitan, Advocate and Nursing Home Resident
- Margarite Grootjes, Advocate and Nursing Home Resident
Janet Wells Public Policy Leadership Award
The Janet Wells Public Policy Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary leadership in the public policy field in advancing quality of care and quality of life for residents receiving long-term care services.
- Charlene Harrington, Professor of Sociology and Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco
Cernoria Johnson Memorial Advoacy Award
Cernoria McGowan Johnson (1909-1990) set up the national program of Nursing Home Ombudsmen in 1974. The award in her honor is presented to someone whose work has had national impact or is a model for national excellence and who exemplifies accomplishment in their chosen field.
- Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living
Read more about the award winners.