Archive September 2020

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n4a, NANASP Partnership with Tivity Health Passes Key Benchmark of More Than 100,000 Meals

A partnership of n4a, the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) and Tivity Health to provide nutritious meal options to older adults during the COVID-19 crisis has exceeded its four-month goal of providing 100,000 meals after it provided 167,000 meals for older adults.

Window of Opportunity for Advocacy Narrowing—Weigh In Now with Lawmakers

It is imperative that lawmakers know they need to pass legislation that prioritizes older Americans and caregivers before leaving DC for the fall campaign season! Unfortunately, as legislative business days pass without progress on an additional round of COVID-19 emergency relief, advocates have little time left to urge an adequate bipartisan coronavirus relief deal. That means YOUR advocacy is needed now!

#LetsTalkAboutDementia: World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma associated with the disease. The impact of this campaign is growing, but the stigma and misinformation surrounding dementia remain a global issue. A coordinated global voice on dementia ensures that this action is taken to advance awareness, care and science all year round.

Senate Majority Bid to Pass Scaled-Down COVID-19 Aid Fails to Advance

Upon returning to DC this week after a month-long recess, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wasted little time introducing and scheduling a procedural vote on an inherently doomed bill offering limited coronavirus relief.

September is National Preparedness Month

Natural disasters can have long-lasting and sometimes permanent effects on communities and the older adults who live in them. During National Preparedness Month, n4a encourages our members to provide tips and resources to help the older adults they serve prepare for emergencies and disasters. We’re kicking off this month to make sure your AAA is aware of resources on the importance of making a plan before, during and after a disaster happens that can be shared with older adults in your community.

Register Now! engAGED Social Isolation Summit

The COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified the important role the Aging Network plays in helping older adults remain socially connected and engaged to mitigate the negative effects of social isolation. That’s why you won’t want to miss the engAGED Social Isolation Virtual Summit, hosted by n4a-administered engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults on September 24 from 2:00-4:30 pm ET.

Senate and House Democrats Introduce Elder Justice Act Reauthorization

Two months after Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Emergency Support for Nursing Homes and Elder Justice Reform Act of 2020, S. 4182, to reauthorize the Elder Justice Act (EJA), Senate and House Democrats introduced their own proposal to extend funding for the EJA.

n4a Comments Inform ACL Work to Help States Promote Integrated Care Efforts

This week n4a submitted comments in response to an ACL request for input in developing a framework to help state aging leaders better support partnerships across health care and social service organizations, including AAAs.