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Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Osher Institutes National Conference

Ina Jaffe

Ina Jaffe

We’re happy to announce that the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Osher Institutes National Conference is Ms. Ina Jaffe!  Ms. Jaffe is a veteran National Public Radio correspondent covering the aging of America in all its variety. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults’ involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. She also has a regular spot on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon called “1 in 5” where she discusses issues relevant to the 1/5 of the U.S. population that will be 65 years old or more by 2030.

From her base at NPR’s production center in southern California, Ina has covered most of the region’s major news events from the beating of Rodney King to the election of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She’s also developed award winning enterprise pieces. Her 2012 investigation into how the West Los Angeles VA made millions from renting vacant property while ignoring plans to house homeless veterans won an award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media. A few months after the story aired, the West Los Angeles VA broke ground on supportive housing for homeless vets.

With Ms. Jaffe’s specialized NPR reporting on older adults, she will bring a unique perspective on lifelong learning and the possibilities now possessed with increased longevity and interest in creative aging.  Her talk at the Osher Institutes National Conference will look at “The Way We Age Now” – and include a fascinating assortment of observations and stories collected through her journalism and personal life.

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