AAAs Supporting Needs of Aging Prisoners Focus of Upcoming Report
With more than 150,000 prisoners over age 55 in state or federal correctional facilities, older adult prisoners represent the fastest growing segment of America's prison population. Given this, we wanted to learn more about what AAAs are doing to support the unique needs of aging prisoners.We conducted a survey of AAAs and the key findings from this research, along with profiles of agencies that are working with older adults who are currently incarcerated or are reentering the community, will be included in a special report being released on February 28. Titled, "Supporting America's Aging Prisoner Population: Opportunities and Challenges for Area Agencies on Aging," the report is funded through the Administration for Community Living.
To coincide with its release, n4a will also host a webinar that will showcase the report's key findings. Register for the webinar today. The webinar will be held on February 28 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET.
Attendees will also hear about federal initiatives related to this issue and learn from Virginia's experience with implementing the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) program in correctional settings.