Disability and Aging with AARP Vice President, Susan Reinhard

Disability and Aging with AARP Vice President, Susan Reinhard

This week, Judy is joined by Susan Reinhard. They chat about how vital it is to include disability in the conversation around aging and including aging in the conversation around disability as disability is a natural part of life and that people’s disabilities evolve and change as they age and so will their needs

Transcript: Google Doc

AARP Resources:

Prepare to Care: A Caregiving Planning Guide for Families

Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard



Susan Reinhard

Susan C. Reinhard is a senior vice president at AARP, directing its Public Policy Institute (PPI), the focal point for public policy research and analysis at the state, federal, and international levels. She leads PPI's Family Caregiving Initiatives and also serves as the chief strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a national resource center created to ensure that America has the highly skilled nurses it needs to provide care in the future.

Susan is a nationally recognized expert in health and long-term care policy, with extensive experience in conducting, directing, and translating research into action to promote policy change. Susan oversees PPI teams working on health security, financial security, and family, home, and community issues, and from that vantage point serves as editor-in-chief of Policy Plus Action: The AARP Public Policy Institute Newsletter.  Previously, she served as professor and co-director of Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where she directed several national initiatives with states to help people of all ages with disabilities live in their communities.

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