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n4a Awarded Grants to Continue Business Acumen Training

n4a has been awarded grants from The John A. Hartford Foundation and The SCAN Foundation to continue and expand upon its work through the Aging and Disability Business Institute to provide training, resources and support to AAAs and other CBOs as they enter into partnerships with health care entities to improve the health and well-being of older adults and people with disabilities.

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130 Members of Congress Endorse Significant Increases for OAA Programs

bipartisan letter calling for significant increases for OAA Title III programs secured 130 congressional signatures this week—far exceeding previous year’s letters. The effort, led by Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) who chairs the House subcommittee that has jurisdiction over OAA, requested that appropriators increase funding for OAA Title III B HCBS programs by 20 percent and Title III C nutrition services and III E Family caregiver supports by 10 percent. If your Member of Congress signed on to this letter, please take a few minutes to send a thank you!

House Passes MFP Extension, Proposal Held Up in Senate

A bill that would provide $20 million in short-term funding for the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. The bill, H.R. 1839 would also extend spousal impoverishment protections through September 2019 passed the House earlier this week. Advocates were optimistic that the Senate would also take up the measure this week, but it is temporarily stalled.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Moving from Diversity to Inclusion

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on ElderSource in Jacksonville, Florida for its Moving from Diversity to Inclusion program, winner in the Diversity and Cultural Competency category.

Got Transportation Photos? Enter NADTC's Annual Photo Contest!

AAAs connect older adults in the community with transportation because transportation is critical to ensuring that older adults can live in their homes and communities as they age. Share your agency’s transportation story through pictures! The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, co-administered by n4a and Easterseals, is seeking photos that illustrate its mission of increasing the availability and accessibility of community transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Aging Ahead

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations & Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on Aging Ahead, for its Your Vote Counts! program, winner in the Advocacy category.

Dementia and Brain Health Survey Extended!

AAA Directors: We have extended the deadline for n4a's dementia and brain health survey to March 26. Check your inbox to take this survey today! n4a knows that AAAs are stepping up to help older adults and caregivers in communities around the country with innovative programs and services related to dementia and brain health—but we need to hear from you to learn more about what is going on in the field.

New DFA Communities

Dementia Friendly America is happy to welcome two new communities to the DFA Network: Dementia Friendly Leesburg and Tyler, Texas. Interested in making your community a dementia-friendly one? Read on to learn how these communities got started.

FY 2020 Funding Discussions Heating Up in Congress

Following last week’s budget request from the Trump Administration, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are beginning to debate funding decisions for FY 2020. The House and the Senate will have to negotiate top-line spending levels for federal programs, but in the meantime, lawmakers are beginning to submit their requests for agency line-items.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Veteran-Directed Home & Community-Based Services Program, Hub & Spoke Model

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on the Veteran-Directed Home & Community-Based Services Program, Hub & Spoke Model project from Bay Aging, winner in the Home & Community-Based Services category.
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