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Archive December 2020

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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Weber Human Services AAA

Learn how this Utah AAA collaborated with local senior centers and art instructors to develop an art gallery program for seniors that connects older adult artists to their community, motivates participants and encourages even more older adults to join art classes as a tool for social engagement.

We’re Running Out of Ways to Say “Funding Negotiations Continue on Capitol Hill”

Pithy headlines about the status of negotiations are becoming redundant as congressional lawmakers continue talks on both another round of coronavirus relief legislation and a longer-term funding bill for FY 2021. Despite optimism early in the week about the progress of these discussions, a growing slate of policy-related stumbling blocks—including a mid-week scramble over the inclusion of nutrition programs—have stymied quick progress on each effort.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Region VII AAA

Learn how this Michigan AAA provided much-needed services to Medicare beneficiaries and others by reconciling prescription and over-the-counter medications, linking clients with helpful home and community-based services such as home-delivered meals, chore services and personal care.

Direct Older Adults to Your Agency’s Social Engagement Programs with Home for the Holidays Campaign Materials

Just in time for the start of the holiday season, the Eldercare Locator and n4a have launched the 2020 Home for the Holidays campaign! This year’s campaign focuses on programs within the Aging Network that foster social connection during a time when social isolation and loneliness may increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know AAAs and others within the Aging Network have stepped up to meet this growing need by adjusting their programming to encourage social connections, and this campaign is the perfect opportunity to highlight them, complete with ready-made materials.
 

Congress Close to Wrapping Up Major Spending Bills

As the year winds down, Congress is tackling several major pieces of legislation, hoping to pass them in one large measure. A final FY 2021 appropriations omnibus is poised to move next week, although Congress had to buy themselves more time this week by passing a seven-day continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown on December 11. 

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio

Learn how this Ohio AAA developed an advocacy campaign to help area businesses and organizations recognize the impact family caregiving has on the regional workforce and how AAAs help family caregivers stay in the workforce.

Help Us Reach Our Goal of 100,000 Dementia Friends

There are more than 90,000 Dementia Friends across the country! Help us spread the word about ways individuals can take simple actions to make communities more friendly for those living with dementia. Every one of us has a unique part to play in the lives of people living with dementia. Join other Dementia Friends in a movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

Help Make Your Community Safer with CV19 CheckUp

n4a has joined the national CV19 Educate America Campaign to help inform the public about CV19 CheckUp, an online system developed to help Americans be safer and healthier and ensure their individual needs are met during the pandemic.

Congress Makes Last-Gasp Effort on COVID-19 Legislation and Other Must-Pass Proposals

In the wake of skyrocketing infections and increasing deaths, lawmakers are again attempting to achieve bipartisan, bicameral agreement on another round of emergency virus relief legislation, as well as a year-long federal funding bill and an extension of key health care programs.

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