Agenda, Video, & Materials
Introduction and Framing--Anna Alvarez Boyd, Federal Reserve BoardDiscussion of why the Federal Reserve is concerned about aging issues and how findings from the Federal Reserve's Financial Experiences of Older Adults survey may help shape future inquiry into these issues in the field.
Opening Presentation--Ted FishmanThe keynote speaker will discuss aging trends in the U.S. as well as other countries and the tensions that aging places across generations and on society’s institutions.
- Ted Fishman, author of Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, and Nation Against Nation
Panel I--Financial Stress and Economic Security IssuesSummary: Panel 1 (PDF)
Financial security depends to a large extent on households’ ability to live in appropriate and affordable housing, generate adequate income through employment, and manage their financial resources into and throughout retirement. This panel discussion will focus on areas of financial vulnerability for older adults in housing, employment, and cognition and the impacts on financial security.
Interviews and Clips:
Alayna Waldrum, Housing Legislative Representative of LeadingAge and Director of LeadingAge DC | Presentation (PDF)
Panel II--Serving Older Adults: Practices and Lessons from the FieldSummary: Panel 2 (PDF)
This panel considers the degree to which markets serve the needs of individuals as they age and where the needs of older consumers and workers are not being met. Part of the discussion will include what systems and protections could be put in place to deal with people as their cognitive skills decline and the barriers to implementation.
Panel III--Aging Policy RoundtableSummary: Panel 3 (PDF)
This session will identify key policy issues that affect the financial stress, stability, and security of older adults. The discussion will seek to identify a list of top priorities and how they should be addressed.
Dan Marson, Director, Division of Neuropsychology, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Anne Wallace, Senior Director for Consumer Financial Services and President of the Identity Theft Assistance Corporation, Financial Services Roundtable