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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services

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 County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services’ Adult Protective Services Training Academy Program. The agency was a 2018 a winner in the Workforce Development category.

n4a Launches Resources for OAA Reauthorization Advocacy

Local advocacy is essential this summer to educate and engage federal lawmakers about how critical the Older Americans Act (OAA) is to enabling older adults and caregivers to age with health and independence in their homes and communities, and about the responsibility that federal leaders have to reauthorize these programs. To assist your local advocacy efforts, n4a has created, and will continue to add resources to, our new n4a OAA Reauthorization Advocacy Toolkit

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 and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on Aging Ahead’s Veteran-Directed Home & Community Based Services Program. Based in Manchester, MO, the agency was a 2018 a winner in the Home and Community-Based Services category.

Business Institute Takes Its Business Acumen Training on the Road

In the last month, staff from n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute have provided business acumen training to AAA staff in four New York cities (Albany, Buffalo, Plattsburgh and Syracuse). The trainings will help prepare New York’s AAAs to play a leading role in the state’s health care transformation—and represent an important step toward making New York an Age-Friendly state.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio

  • By: n4a
  • On: 05/17/2019 15:34:37
  • In: News
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 a program from the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio: Mitigating Malnutrition with Farm Fresh Delivery for Kinship Families. Based in Toledo, OH, the agency was a 2018 a winner in the Nutrition category.

Boost the Visibility of OAA on Twitter

  • By: n4a
  • On: 05/17/2019 15:31:49
  • In: News
The Eldercare Workforce, of which n4a is a member, encourages n4a members to participate in a Twitter chat on the importance of the Older Americans Act on May 21 at 2:00 PM ET. The chat will cover a range of topics, including little-known OAA services, how OAA allows AAAs and providers to address the social determinants of health and much more! And this is yet another way your agency can can strut your stuff (#n4astrut) while educating the public and decisionmakers.

Apply for a Scholarship to n4a's Annual Conference in New Orleans

  • By: n4a
  • On: 05/17/2019 15:26:34
  • In: News
Want to attend this year’s annual Conference in New Orleans but don’t have enough money in your agency’s budget? You may be in luck. A limited number of scholarships are now available to help n4a’s AAA or Title VI members attend this year’s n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow in New Orleans from July 27-31.

New Resources Help AAAs Keep Older Adults Connected to the Community

A new toolkit from engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults provides AAAs with materials that can be used to keep older adults connected to the community. The toolkit includes a calendar of engagement opportunities, infographics, fact sheets and a brochure—all of which be customized with local contact information. Administered by n4a, engAGED is funded by ACL.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Ventura 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 Ventura County Area Agency on Aging's Brenda’s Casamia Restaurant and Catering program in Ventura, California, a winner in the Nutrition category.

Aging Policy Takes Center Stage In DC

Policymakers in Washington, DC are taking Older Americans Month seriously. Thanks to both Congress and the Administration, this week has been a busy one for aging advocates—and your n4a policy team has all the details you need to stay in the loop.
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