Archive August 2019

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OAA Advocacy Still Needed in the Senate

Members of Congress are in their districts and states until early September, and while they are home, it is important that they continue to hear from you about the need to achieve a bipartisan OAA reauthorization.

Join engAGED for a Twitter Chat Next Week!

Join n4a and engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults for a Twitter Chat on best practices for socially engaging older adults in the community. During the Twitter Chat, engAGED and its partners will share information and resources on ways to reduce social isolation through the successful implementation of social engagement programs!

Get ready for Grandparents Day!

Are you ready for Grandparents Day on September 8? Grandparents Day is an annual event hosted by Generations United, one of n4a’s partners in the engAGED National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults, and encourages people of all ages to #DoSomethingGrand by engaging with another generation.

Updated Tools from n4a to Use for Your OAA Advocacy!

Since Congress has passed a federal budget agreement setting overall federal spending levels, the House and Senate will soon turn toward finalizing FY 2020 funding for specific programs, including Older Americans Act and other aging programs—which means we need your advocacy NOW! 

Trump Administration Updates Immigration Policies on Public Charge

This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a final rule that expands the grounds under which an individual seeking to obtain or renew legal permanent residency status could be deemed a burden to the federal government and denied a Green Card or permanent status. The final rule, which could take effect as early as mid-October, would require that  legal immigrants or their family members who are receiving—or are considered at risk of needing in the future—support from federal programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), housing support, and Medicaid, among others, would be considered a financial burden on the federal government.

Aging Innovations & Achievement Award Winners Announced

Also at the 44th  Annual Conference and Tradeshow in New Orleans, n4a recognized 48 Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards winners for their inspiring programs in the field of aging.

Budget Agreement Sets Stage for Fall Funding Bills

Last week the Senate sent a bipartisan agreement lifting federal budget caps for FY 2020 and 2021 to President Trump for his signature. The measure, which also suspends the debt ceiling through summer 2021, will prevent significant cuts to discretionary spending, including OAA and other aging programs.

n4a Members, Leaders in Aging Gather in New Orleans for 44th Annual n4a Conference and Tradeshow

Last week, Aging Network leaders and innovators from around the country gathered in New Orleans for n4a's 44th Annual Conference and Tradeshow, continuing to set new attendance records for one of the Aging Network's most important conferences.

AAA Survey Closing Soon!

AAA directors: have you taken the 2019 AAA National Survey? Time is running out for you to complete the survey—and your answers will help n4a and ACL understand trends in services, funding and issues AAAs are tackling in their communities.