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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging

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 Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging’s Sandbags for Homebound Seniors program, winner in the Home and Community-Based Services category.

New DFA Communities: New Jersey and Colorado Springs

Two new communities have joined the Dementia Friendly America network recently: New Jersey and Colorado Springs. The DFA network warmly welcomes both communities. Read on for details on their state-specific approaches!

Aging Policy and Funding on Congressional Plate This Spring

Lawmakers come back to DC next week after two weeks in their districts and states. Shortly after their return, both the House and the Senate will begin debates on federal funding and Older Americans Act reauthorization in earnest. 

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Florida Association of Area Agencies on Aging

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 Florida Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training program, winner in the Elder Abuse Prevention category.

Prepare for Older Americans Month and n4a's Strut Your Stuff Campaign

n4a is excited for another year of #n4aStrut, our social media campaign that illustrates how AAAs and Title VI Native American aging programs connect and engage with their communities. Learn how your agency can take part and highlight the vital role that the Aging Network plays in supporting older Americans during Older Americans Month.

40 Senators Call for Funding Increases for OAA Programs

Last week, Senator Bernie Sanders was joined by 39 of his Senate colleagues from both sides of the aisle on a Dear Colleague Letter asking Senate appropriators to increase federal FY 2020 funding for Older Americans Act programs by at least 12 percent. This effort comes as appropriations season in Congress is ramping up and on the heels of a bipartisan House letter that received 140 signatures thanks to your grassroots advocacy!

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: LifePath

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 LifePath's Rides for Health program in Greenfield, Massachusetts, winner in the Transportation and Mobility Category.

New Tools to Help Your Agency Address Elder Abuse

The STEAP Initiative or Supports and Tools for Elder Abuse Prevention Initiative, a partnership between n4a and the National Center on Elder Abuse, has the mission of both increasing awareness of elder abuse and strengthening elder abuse prevention education and outreach programs. The Initiative developed as a response to a survey sent to AAAs and Title VI Native American aging programs to determine their knowledge of elder abuse programs—the results were fascinating and showed where more resources were needed.

National Volunteer Week and engAGED Twitter Chat April 10!

As part of next week’s National Volunteer Week, a nationwide recognition of the contributions of volunteers, n4a and engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults invite you to participate in #VolunteerChat. Join the conversation Wednesday, April 10 at 2:00 PM ET on n4a’s Twitter feed at @n4aACTION. Have resources and tools for recruiting and retaining older adult volunteers? Want to showcase your AAA’s innovative volunteer programs? We hope you’ll join us for #VolunteerChat on Twitter to share how your AAA engages volunteers in your community!

Senate Moves Money Follows the Person Extension to President's Desk

This week the Senate unanimously approved and sent to the President’s desk a measure that would extend funding for Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person program through the end of the fiscal year (September 30). Previous funding expired on March 31, and this latest bill is the second short-term extension for the program in 2019. 
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