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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Central Plains Area Agency on Aging

Learn how this agency partners with Catholic Diocese and the Catholic Heart Work Camp where over 300 teen volunteers work with older adults to address home maintenance and modification needs such as accessibility, safety, weatherization, painting and beautification.

Updated CMS Guidance Will Help Residents Stay Connected to Their Loved Ones

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued updated nursing home visitation guidance that will make it easier for residents to stay connected to family and friends during COVID-19—and impact the work for the 66 percent of AAAs that operate ombudsman programs.

n4a is Bringing Washington to You with the Aging Policy and Advocacy Summit

n4a’s Aging Policy and Advocacy Summit promises to bring you the best and latest in aging policy and advocacy through exclusive trainings that will feature policy experts, lawmakers, DC insiders—and your peers. We’ve added new speakers to our lineup that will give you the scoop on what’s ahead for the Aging Network.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Baltimore County Department on Aging

Learn how this agency used an online health and well-being assessment to identify physical, mental, financial and social needs of lower-income and diverse older adults, which then determined the need to expand services and programs to these underrepresented groups.

More Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias in 2020

According to a report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, preliminary data from the CDC indicates that there were at least 42,000 more deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in 2020 compared with the average of the five years prior, which is approximately 16 percent more than expected.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: New York City Department for the Aging

Learn how this agency partnered with a technology startup to help older adults process and manage bill payments, create a budget and catch discrepancies or potential fraud through the use of real-time data.

Funding Opportunity to Support Home Modification Services

Home modifications help make homes better suited to meet the changing needs of the older adults who live in them—and can help prevent falls, maximize independence and support caregiving. While home modifications are high on the list of reasons older adults typically contact AAAs to seek assistance with, a lack of funding for this work has limited the amount of home modifications that AAAs have been able to tackle. Until now. A new funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development may be just what your agency needs to take its home modification work to a new level.

Business Institute Featured in Better Care Playbook

Two new blog posts highlighting issues critical to the work of n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute have been published in the Better Care Playbook. The posts cover the role AAAs play in addressing the social determinants of health in their communities and ways to tackle the unique challenges of cross-sector partnerships between community-based organizations (CBOs) and health care. Both blog entries, authored by staff of the Business Institute, will reach an audience of health system leaders, payers and policymakers and others.

New Resource! COVID-19 Vaccine Examples from the Field

Along with n4a’s advocacy to get our members funding to assist in COVID-19 vaccine efforts and media outreach to tell your story, n4a has been in close contact with our members to hear successes, challenges and opportunities you are experiencing during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Alliance for Aging, Inc.

Learn how this agency created a Chronic Disease Self-Management program for the local Haitian community and successfully provided new knowledge and tools that empowered elder Haitians to better manage their chronic diseases.
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