Geriatrics Experts: Candidates’ Answers to These Questions Can Help #Decision2020 Build Momentum for Americans as We Age
- For #Decision2020, building momentum for older adults builds momentum for us all as we age. Here's what we need to know from our candidates: http://ow.ly/Hqsz30qFrbS #geriatrics #aging More at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jgs.16515
New York (May 14, 2020)—With primary and general elections on the horizon across the U.S., the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today released a series of high-priority questions for candidates. The AGS candidate question guide is aimed at helping Americans keep all political leaders—including and perhaps especially those running for president—committed to a clear, articulated vision how they will support us all as Americans age.
“How candidates answer a question gives us a sense of what policies they would put forward to support us all as we age,” explains AGS Chief Executive Officer Nancy Lundebjerg, MPA. “The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights how important federal and state leadership are to having policies in place that support the health of us all through a comprehensive approach informed by how geriatrics approaches our care: Team-based, person-centered, and focused on the whole person, with the goal of each of us remaining active and engaged in our communities.”