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Long-Distance Caregiving Focus of Latest Home for the Holidays Campaign

n4a and the Eldercare Locator are excited to announce the theme of the 2018 Home for the Holidays campaign—long-distance caregiving. The campaign comes in recognition of the more than 500 long-distance caregivers who contact the Eldercare Locator each month with questions about programs that are not local to them but are local to their loved ones.

Spotlight on Innovation: Linkages to Senior Housing

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (SCAAA), winner for their older adult homeless prevention program.

Changes to the Public Charge Rule and What It May Mean for Your Clients, Workers

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security proposed updates to federal immigration policy that would make it more difficult to obtain to legal permanent residency in the U.S. In response to inquiries from n4a members, on Monday, October 29 at 1 p.m. ET, n4a’s policy team and legal experts from Justice in Aging will host a members-only webinar to provide information on the proposed changes and the implications for older adults, caregivers and direct care workers.

Integrated Care Innovations for Individuals Living with Dementia

n4a member Kathy Vesley Massey, President and CEO of Bay Aging, and Marisa Scala-Foley, Director of n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute, recently discussed programs and innovations that can be used to better support individuals living with dementia in the community. The meeting was held by the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) Advisory Committee, which is run by HHS.

n4a Weighs in on Recent Congressional and Administrative Funding Proposals

This week n4a sent a letter to Capitol Hill to applaud the bipartisan, bicameral legislative effort to finalize FY 2019 funding for OAA and other aging programs. The letter acknowledged the work of appropriators to protect FY 2018's increases for important OAA and other aging programs and to provide several additional increases and investments in aging services. 

Aging and Disability Business Institute Selects Participants in Health Information Technology Learning Collaborative

n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute has announced the ten community-based organizations that will take part in a Health Information Technology Learning Collaborative that will help them boost their expertise and develop needed skills to build and sustain partnerships with health care.

Registration Now Open for Course on Volunteer Transpiration

Learn how your AAA’s volunteers can help create a successful volunteer transportation program that connects older adults and people with disabilities to the community. Register now for a new online course, Volunteer Transportation: Keys of a Successful Program, from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, which is operated in partnership between n4a and Easterseals.

Spotlight on Innovation: Geriatric Mental Health (DGMH)

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), winner in the Healthy Aging category.

CMS Extends Penalty Relief to Medicare-Eligible People on a Marketplace Plan

n4a recently signed on to an effort headed by the Medicare Rights Center encouraging CMS to extend a current policy that offers penalty relief and enrollment assistance to individuals who mistakenly delayed Medicare enrollment while on the Marketplace/health insurance exchange. The 80 signing organizations also asked CMS to develop a permanent relief pathway for impacted beneficiaries.

Spotlight on Innovation: PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support), a Shanti Program

  • By: n4a
  • On: 10/04/2018 09:41:16
  • In: News
We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services, winner in the Healthy Aging category.
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