Archive January 2020

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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievement: Arlington Agency on Aging

Read about how a AAA addressed decreasing participation at congregate nutrition sites through focus groups, vendor management and, ultimately, rebranding the program.

Legislation Addressing Age Discrimination in the Workplace Passes House

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives concluded a multi-year, bipartisan effort to pass a bill that would lower the burden of proof for age discrimination claims against employers. On Wednesday, by a vote of 261-155, House lawmakers approved H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA).

New Aging and Disability Business Institute Resource Available

In a continued effort to highlight best practices and draw attention to successful examples of how partnering with health care entities can help AAAs and other CBOs improve health outcomes among older adults and people with disabilities in their communities, a new publication from n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute highlights the successes Camarillo Health Care District experienced as it navigated a cross-sector partnership to provide HCBS in California.

Community Care Corps RFP is Out!

A new funding opportunity released this week will provide National Community Care Corps grants to establish, enhance or grow innovative models in which volunteers assist older adults and/or people with disabilities to help them maintain their independence while continuing to live in the community.

Agenda and Additional Hotel Rooms Available for the 2020 n4a Aging Policy Briefing!

Spring flowers won’t be the only thing blooming this March in Washington, DC! Make your plans today to join your colleagues from far and wide at n4a’s upcoming Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day—where your policy knowledge and relationships with your lawmakers will also blossom!

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Alliance for Aging

We're proud to highlight the award-winning work of the 2019 winners of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week, we are focusing on Alliance for Aging's Fast Pass program. The agency was a 2019 Aging Achievement Award winner in the Agency Operations category.

Community Care Corps: Seeking Innovative Volunteer Caregiving Models

New funding opportunity coming next week! n4a and its partners, the Oasis Institute, the Caregiver Action Network and the Altarum Institute, will soon release an RFP seeking innovative models of volunteer caregiving programs to assist family caregivers, older adults or people with disabilities with non-medical care to help them maintain their independence while living in the community.

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act Could Hurt Seniors

A court of appeals ruling late last year declared the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual coverage requirement unconstitutional, threatening the law’s legitimacy. As a result, health care and aging advocates are taking to social media to spotlight how important the law is to many populations—including older adults!

Highlights from 2019 Home for the Holidays Campaign

As the Eldercare Locator’s Home for the Holidays campaign winds down, we couldn’t let the campaign end without highlighting some of the ways AAAs from around the country participated and shared the campaign brochure, Modifying Your Home for Healthy Aging, in their communities.