Healthcare: The Great Debate

As our country’s demographics continue to shift and our population ages, what will healthcare look like in the future? How will proposed changes to our healthcare system affect senior services, people with disabilities, and people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia?

A panel of experts will offer their perspectives on these questions and other questions at the Jewish Association on Aging’s (JAA) 2017 Annual Meeting, “Healthcare: The Great Debate.” Free and open to the public, this event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24 at Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Our lively, fascinating roundtable discussion will feature the following panelists:

Andrew Gurman

Andrew W. Gurman, M.D., Immediate Past President of the American Medical Association




Martin Gaynor, Ph.D.

Daphna Gans, Ph.D., David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Martin Gaynor, Ph.D., E.J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and former Director of Economics at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Karen Wolk Feinstein, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation

In addition to exploring the future of healthcare in the United States – and in Western Pennsylvania – we will take this opportunity to celebrate the JAA’s accomplishments in fiscal year 2017 and honor our volunteer of the year, Sheryl Milch. You can read more about Sheryl’s dedicated service at Anathan Club Adult Day Services in this previous post on Connections.

Event registration is available online. For more information, call 412-521-1975 or email Beverly Brinn at

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