Archive July 2020

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Spread the Word About the 2020 Census in Your Community

The 2020 Census is well underway and more and more households across America are responding every day. Even in these trying times, it is important to help ensure that older adults in your community are counted. It's not too late to encourage older adults in your community to complete the census—online, by phone or by mail.

Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Thirty years ago this week, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law—setting historic standards for the treatment and independence of all Americans. Join ACL and your peers across the Aging and Disability Networks in recognizing the ADA and the progress that has been made toward achieving its promise.

Progress Slows on Next Round of COVID-19 Relief

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans unveiled a suite of legislative measures totaling just over one trillion dollars to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The measures, however, are limited in scope and do not include additional funding for fiscally struggling states, state Medicaid programs or safety net programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

2020 AAA National Survey Report Now Available!

The AAA National Survey Report is now available! The report examines trends in services, funding, workforce, partnerships and participation in initiatives such as age and dementia-friendly communities and integrated care. Take a look at the report to learn how your AAA compares to your peers nationwide!

Population of Older Adults Increased 35%, According to 2019 Profile of Older Americans

ACL has released the 2019 Profile of Older Americans, an annual summary of critical statistics related to the population of older adults living in the United States. The Profile illustrates the shifting demographics of America’s older adults—and highlights key topic areas such as income, living arrangements, education, health and caregiving.

CMS Extends HCBS Settings Rule Compliance Deadline Amidst Pandemic

  • By: n4a
  • On: 07/23/2020 17:05:30
  • In: News
In response to the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis, CMS has extended the deadline for Medicaid providers to comply with the HCBS Settings Rule. States now have until March 17, 2023 to comply with the regulation’s criteria.

Senators Struggle to Find Common Ground on COVID-19 Relief

As details trickle out from the Senate, it is clear that continued advocacy will be essential to ensure that older adults are not left out of the next round of emergency legislation responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Senators Turn to Next Coronavirus Response Legislation

Senators will return to Washington next week, and our expectation is that details will soon emerge about the chamber’s next round of virus relief legislation. This activity is expected months after the House passed their $3 trillion relief package, the HEROES Act, and is expected to be much more modest despite a raging virus outbreak and benefits that expire at the end of July. Your advocacy is still needed!

AAA National Survey Report Coming Soon!

Join n4a for a July 30 webinar to learn the findings of the latest AAA National Survey Report, which will be released that very day! The Survey Report examines trends in services, funding, workforce, partnerships and participation in initiatives such as age and dementia-friendly communities and integrated care. Find out how your AAA compares to your peers nationwide!

Advocates Must Continue to Push Senate to Support Older Adults

Lawmakers are in their districts and states until July 20, but we expect that Senators will return to DC ready to move another round of coronavirus relief legislation by August. Now is a critical time to influence those policy decisions!  
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