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Archive November 2018

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Spotlight on Innovation: Mountain Empire Older Citizens Mobility Vision

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 Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. (MEOC), winner in the Transportation & Mobility category.

New Video Series from the Business Institute Shares Expert Insights

As part of its mission to share knowledge and expertise with the Aging Network, n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute has launched the first in a series of Expert Insights videos. Made possible by an ACL grant, the videos feature experts from the Aging and Disability Networks as they speak peer to peer and share their insights on developing partnerships with health care. It’s like a short TED talk customized for aging and disability leaders!

Spotlight on Innovation: Peer Mentor Program

Learn how AgeOptions, a 2018 Aging Innovations Award winner, developed a peer mentor program to help older adults living in nursing homes transition back to the community.

n4a CEO Sandy Markwood Receives National Award

  • By: n4a
  • On: 11/16/2018 10:17:16
  • In: News
At an event held earlier this week in Washington, DC, n4a CEO Sandy Markwood was recognized as a national leader in aging when she received the Partners for Livable Communities Ageless America award for her role in shaping a more livable, sustainable and equitable America.

Spotlight on Innovation: Rise & Shine for Mini Grants and Crisis Funds

  • By: n4a
  • On: 11/09/2018 14:00:22
  • 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 Senior Connection Center, Inc., winner in the Home & Community-Based Services category.

Visit the Eldercare Locator's Redesigned Website

  • By: n4a
  • On: 11/09/2018 13:52:47
  • In: News
The Eldercare Locator has a new look! In addition to being mobile-friendly, the new eldercare.acl.gov makes it easy for visitors to find local resources—like AAAs and Title VI aging programs—with a new geographical search bar that appears at the top of every page. Read on to learn about other new features!

Election Results Could Have Significant Aging Policy Implications

The results of this week’s mid-term elections mean the next Congress will look quite different. When the 116th Congress convenes next year, Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives and Republicans will expand their majority in the Senate. Join n4a for a members-only webinar to learn how a split legislative branch could have significant implications for aging policy as advocates and stakeholders head into 2019.

Spotlight on Innovation: Sustainability Through Medicare Billing for the Living Well DSMP

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 Maryland’s Prince George’s County Area Agency on Aging, winner in the Healthy Aging category.

Caregiving Demonstration Legislation Introduced in Senate

The Care Corps Demonstration Act, a bipartisan effort to place volunteers in communities where they will provide non-medical caregiving assistance to older adults and people with disabilities who need extra support to live independently, has been introduced in the Senate as S. 3608. The legislation would allow AAAs and other community-based organizations to create demonstration programs that build and strengthen the caregiver volunteer workforce.

n4a Member-Only Resources Available Analyzing Emerging Immigration Issues

Exploring how older adults and caregivers might be affected by a proposed regulation from the Department of Homeland Security was the topic of a recent members-only n4a webinar with partners from Justice in Aging. If enacted, the regulatory changes would expand the “public charge” test that is used to determine whether individuals seeking legal permanent residency, or “green card” status, in the U.S. would be primarily dependent on public assistance for support, thus potentially threatening the ability of immigrants to obtain permanent resident status if they had or were likely to need government assistance.

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