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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Hospital2Home

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 Hospital2Home project from Area Agency on Aging District 7 of Southern Ohio, winner in the Health-LTSS Integration category.

Technology Innovations to Support Older Adults

A new report, Emerging Technologies to Support an Aging Population, developed by the White House Office of Science and Technology in coordination with ACL, highlights six technological innovations that have the potential to improve the quality of life of all Americans, particularly older adults and people with disabilities.

Want Successful Partnerships with Health Care? Learn from Your Peers

The mission of n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute is to assist AAAs and other CBOs as they seek new ways to diversify their funding streams through partnerships with health care. In two new publications, the Business Institute spotlights two innovative CBOs that have successfully developed partnerships with health care, the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging and the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. 

Aging Network Advocates Descend on DC

This week we welcomed 175 aging champions from around the country to the 25th anniversary of n4a’s Annual Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day. At Tuesday's Briefing, attendees heard the latest in aging and health care policy news coming from Congress and the Administration.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Myride2

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 Myride2 Travel Training project from AAA 1B, winner in the Transportation and Mobility category.

Tools to Help Your Agency Change the Conversation on Aging

Have you heard of Reframing Aging? It’s a national movement to change the way we think and speak about aging by combatting ageism to provide a more accurate reflection of what aging really is. By moving toward language that portrays aging and the growing number of older adults as an opportunity for change—for society and within the Aging Network—Reframing Aging moves us away from descriptions that depict older adults as frail and vulnerable. While we know that those terms are accurate for some older adults, it certainly isn’t the case for all of them.

n4a Releases Initial Recommendations for Older Americans Act Reauthorization

Leaders in the Senate and House are eager to begin discussions to reauthorize the Older Americans Act, which expires in September. n4a’s Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, released this week, reflect extensive member input and eight months of Board and staff work. They provide the basis for our reauthorization agenda that reflects deeply held principles—such as the value of local flexibility. 
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