Archive January 2021

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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Bergen County Division of Senior Services ADRC

Learn how this New Jersey AAA implemented a housing navigator program that connects older adults, caregivers and people with disabilities to accessible and affordable housing.

Save Time and Money with n4a’s Preferred Providers in 2021

Is one of your resolutions for 2021 to find better ways to put your AAA’s dollars to work? Here’s an easy way to get started: Consider taking advantage of services from one of n4a’s Preferred Providers to better serve older adults in your community.

Ongoing Advocacy Necessary for Aging Programs as Biden Team Takes Over

The incoming Biden Administration last night unveiled a sweeping $1.9 trillion policy proposal to respond to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. While the 20-page outline references the particularly vulnerable status of older Americans, it leaves out mention of additional funding for OAA and other aging services necessary to keep older adults and caregivers safe and supported in the months ahead.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services

Learn how this California AAA implemented a new cognitive screening program that has successfully identified clients who may be living with dementia but who do not have a formal diagnosis—and helped increase the ability of the agency to serve people living with dementia.

Highlights from the 2020 Home for the Holidays Campaign

The holidays may be over, but that doesn't mean you have to stop sharing the Eldercare Locator’s Home for the Holidays brochure and other campaign materials in your community. Visit the 2020 Home for the Holidays campaign page for information on ways you can continue to share information about local social engagement opportunities for older adults in your community all year long!

117th Congress Convenes Amid Turmoil and Transformation

As Americans are keenly aware after this week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol, returning and new lawmakers arrived back in DC to begin the work of the 117th Congress. The results of Tuesday’s Georgia runoff election ushered in a political and policy sea change as Democrats will assume control of both chambers of Congress and the White House after the January 20th inauguration of President-elect Biden. As such, Members, staff and advocates are focused on identifying core priorities—including aging and health care policies—that the new Congress and Administration will promote.