Archive July 2019

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Remember to Make Time for the 2019 AAA National Survey!

AAA Directors: We need to hear from you by August 9! Your responses to the crucially important 2019 AAA National Survey will help strengthen the Aging Network by giving n4a your insights into your agency’s programs, services, funding and other issues facing your agency.

Mark Your Calendars for National Medicare Education Week!

n4a is excited to once again partner with UnitedHealthcare for 2019's National Medicare Education Week (NMEW) campaign, which will be held September 15-21—and we invite you to join us in promoting it.

Don't Miss NADTC's Mobility Fair

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center will host its annual Mobility Fair. Speakers from the Federal Transit Administration and NJTIP @ Rutgers will provide an introduction to the concept of a “complete trip” and lead a discussion on improvements needed to better meet the needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities who use public transit. The Mobility Fair will offer opportunities for conversation, information sharing and interactive exercises. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your experiences and expertise with your peers!

Rural Issues Are Heating Up - Be Part of the Conversation

Attending next week’s n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow in New Orleans? With new attention on rural issues at the national level, don’t miss the Rural Caucus Discussion Forum. The Dept. of Justice’s Andy Mao will share federal updates on rural and tribal elder abuse issues, as well as join the conversation with all attendees around how rural communities can respond to elder abuse.  

Countdown to New Orleans: Hot Topics

With n4a's Annual Conference and Tradeshow just over a week away, we’re using our newsletter to highlight some of the most-anticipated parts of the Conference. Today, we're taking a close look at Hot Topics, which highlight critical areas in aging that should be top of mind for AAAs.

n4a Participates in Capitol Hill Briefing on Medicare Advantage Opportunities for Aging Network

n4a’s Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, Autumn Campbell, joined the Better Medicare Alliance and other Medicare policy experts at a Capitol Hill briefing last week to discuss the shifting demographic trends of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries and emerging opportunities for AAAs and other CBOs to deliver expanded supplemental and social services.

Are You Planning to Retire Soon? Learn How to Stay Involved With n4a

If you are planning to retire soon and also attending the n4a Annual Conference in New Orleans this month, stop by the n4a Alumni Gathering at this year’s Conference!

Countdown to New Orleans: General Sessions

With n4a's Annual Conference and Tradeshow just over two weeks away, our weekly newsletter will highlight some of the most-anticipated parts of the Conference. Today, we'll take a close look at General Sessions, which each spotlight some of the most pressing issues and trending topics.

Aging and Disability Business Institute Visits Southeast Texas AAA

n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute was on the road again last week, this time in south Texas. n4a’s Beth Blair and Karol Tapias conducted a site visit to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Area Agency on Aging, which serves the southeastern Texas counties of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy bordering the Rio Grande and the Gulf of Mexico. The Lower Rio Grande Valley AAA is participating in a pilot program to engage health care entities as partners on benefits enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries. This pilot is funded by a partnership between n4a and NCOA through a grant from the Administration on Community Living.

Communicating in Indian Country: Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain

New ready-to-use communication tools on the topics of heart and brain health as they related to American Indian and Alaska Native communities were recently released by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the International Association for Indigenous Aging, with support from the CDC. These materials are intended to improve the quality, availability and accessibility of public health resources to address the connection between brain health and heart health.
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