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n4a Board Officers

July 2014 – July 2017

  • President: Joseph Ruby
  • 1st Vice President: Scott Bond
  • 2nd Vice President: Mary Beals Luedtka
  • Secretary: Odile Brunetto
  • Treasurer: Anne Hinton
  • Immediate Past President: Nick Beamer
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The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Through advocacy, training and technical assistance, we support the national network of 618 AAAs and 246 Title VI programs.

We advocate on behalf of our member agencies for services and resources for older adults and persons with disabilities. Action characterizes how we move our agenda forward, and when there is a question about aging, we have the Answers on Aging. We work with our members in achieving our collective mission of building a society that values and supports people as they age.

About Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs)

AAAs were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community. By providing a range of options that allow older adults to choose the home and community-based services and living arrangements that suit them best, AAAs make it possible for older adults to remain in their homes and communities as long as possible.

About Title VI Native American Aging Programs

Title VI, Grants for Indian Tribal Organizations, was included in the 1978 Amendments to the OAA. Title VI Native American aging programs provide nutritional and supportive services to older American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians and provide services to their elders comparable to services offered to other older adults by AAAs.

n4a Member Benefits

Members have opportunities to:

Have a national voice
  • Visible representation & advocacy on Capitol Hill
  • Committed leadership of colleagues from every U.S. region
  • Powerful grassroots network vital to having a national impact
  • Direct access to staff who work diligently on behalf of members and aging Americans
  • Link to members from the n4a homepage
Be informed and prepared on aging issues
  • Legislative analysis of federal policy
  • Advocacy tools and Calls to Actions that make an impact
  • Notification of funding opportunities
  • Weekly Members Only eNews
  • Networking, training and advocacy at the Aging Policy Briefing
  • Most sought-after network for national aging research
  • Agency capacity-building through the annual Leadership Institute
Receive recognition
  • Annual awards that spotlight members’ innovative programs
  • Local and national promotion through n4a media outreach